Love Island series seven moved to 2021 due to coronavirus - ITV statement

The upcoming seventh series of Love Island will move to 2021, due to the coronavirus outbreak, ITV said.

By Alex Evans
Monday, 4th May 2020, 11:50 am
Updated Monday, 4th May 2020, 11:52 am
Love Island has been delayed to 2021, said ITV bosses
Love Island has been delayed to 2021, said ITV bosses

Kevin Lygo, director of television at ITV, said: "We have tried every which way to make Love Island this summer but logistically it's just not possible to produce it in a way that safeguards the wellbeing of everyone involved and that for us is the priority."

"In normal circumstances we would be preparing very soon to travel out to the location in Mallorca to get the villa ready but clearly that's now out of the question.

"We are very sorry for fans of the show but making it safely is our prime concern and Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021. In the meantime Love Island fans can still enjoy all six series of Love Island on BritBox."

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Dr Alex George, who was a contestant on the show in 2018, commented on the announcement made on the official Love Island Instagram account.

He wrote: "This is a shame but ultimately the right and safe decision for all involved".

Laura Whitmore, who hosted the winter series of Love Island, tweeted: "Like with a lot of things because of restrictions with travel, social distancing and unable to plan ahead, Love Island is postponed until 2021. Great news is that there have been more applications then any other series! Next year is going to be BIG. Stay safe".