Love Island 'will still air summer series' despite coronavirus pandemic

Love Island is reportedly still going ahead with its summer series despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Following its first winter series that took place in South Africa earlier this year, Love Island is set to return for the summer and return to its usual filming location in Majorca.

Given the coronavirus outbreak that has seen many movies and TV shows shut down production, there had been concerns over whether Love Island’s summer series will still run.

While no official comment has been made from ITV as of yet, a TV insider has told MailOnline that bosses are keen for the dating show to go ahead.

‘The team are still committed to the series airing this summer. The show will go on,’ the source said, while claiming Love Island will return a month later than usual, this time round.

They continued: ‘Production on Love Island have been told the upcoming series is still scheduled to take place but the show will launch a month later in July. All the usual preparations are going ahead.’

Sources say that potential islanders are ‘still being approached’ for the ITV2 show and ‘final decisions’ will be made closer to the time, but bosses are keen for Love Island to ‘remain in the hearts of viewers’ following the death of Caroline Flack.

Caroline died by suicide on 15 February, with news breaking of her death while the winter series was still airing on ITV2. has reached out to ITV for comment.

It was previously reported ITV has been holding crisis talks as coronavirus cases continued to sore in Majorca, where the ITV2’s summer version takes place.

Coronavirus has seen travel restrictions put in place across the globe, while the UK is now taking measures, including self-isolation and social distancing, to tackle the spread of the flu-like infection.

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Fans saw Paige Turley and boyfriend Finley Tapp win the first ever winter series of the show, which was hosted by Laura Whitmore.

Love Island is available to catch up on via the ITV Hub.

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