LOVE ISLAND TO 'RETURN TO MALLORCA THIS JULY'
Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling will return to present and narrate the series.
Love Island producers have reportedly received over 100,000 applications for series seven of Love Island this Summer, which is expected to return to a Covid-secure set in Mallorca this July.
A source told The Sun: "The casting team have been shocked by the amount of contestant applications they’ve received and impressed with the standard. They can’t wait to start remotely screen-testing their favourites over the next few months...
"Producers reckon it’s because youngsters have been stuck at home, getting cabin fever and know the show is a one-way ticket to success. With very few new telly programs being made at the moment, Love Island is set to be a ratings winner."
Last Summer's series was postponed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. At the time, 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."
Love Island returns this Summer on ITV2.