Love Island cancelled

This year's series of Love Island has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, bosses have confirmed.

ITV said the show would come back in 2021.

The announcement has been made after much speculation about how the hit ITV2 reality series, which usually airs in the UK in June, would go ahead due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Last week, ITV boss Kevin Lygo said he had ruled out filming the reality show in the UK rather than Majorca, after considering whether it could take place in Cornwall.

Now, it has been officially called off.

"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 well-being of everyone involved and that for us is the priority," Mr Lygo said.

"In normal circumstances we would be preparing very soon to travel out to the location in Majorca 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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