Love Island bosses are launching new dating show called The Cabins this winter


IT feels like a long time since we last saw a load of good-looking people trying to find love on ITV2, but bosses won’t be making us wait until next summer for our next fix.

I’m told that the channel has put together a new dating show called The Cabins, which will air early next year, as they play matchmaker on a new set of hopefuls.

Love Island fans last got their fix with the winter series, which was won by Finley Tapp and Paige Turley

The format will see singletons paired up to spend the night in a hut in a remote part of the UK.

The couples will be forced to ditch their smartphones as they spend 24 hours on the most intense first date of their lives.

If they are a good match they can choose to stay in the cabin for longer. But if sparks don’t fly, they will be paired with another contestant.

A source said: “Bosses are going back to basics with The Cabins.

Luckily they won’t have to wait much longer as show bosses are putting together a new show to air early next year

“Set away from the distractions of modern life, two singletons will have to spend time together and properly get to know each other without a profile on a dating app.

“After 24 hours together they will be able to decide whether they stay together for a bit longer, or move on to someone new.

“If they remain as a couple for up to four days, we then give some other singles the chance to enter the cabin and potentially meet their Mr or Miss Right.”

The source added: “They’ll start filming in the next few months as they’re casting now and it will air in the new year.”

This year’s summer series was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

The show will fill the gap left by Winter Love Island, which launched in South Africa in January and was won by Finley Tapp and Paige Turley.

ITV2 has said that Love Island will not return until summer 2021 because of coronavirus.

A cabin in the a**e end of nowhere sounds like the safest place to be right now.

Isle be back with a new woman

LOVE Island star Josh Denzel was back enjoying the sun-drenched Balearics this week — and back with another woman on his arm.

The tattooed muscle man was holidaying in Ibiza — two years after he was in neighbouring island Majorca romancing Kaz Crossley on the ITV2 dating show.

Josh Denzel seems to have moved on after his shock split from fellow Love Islander Kaz Crossley

After hooking up in the villa, their relationship came to a surprising end six months later.

He seemed shocked when Kaz quickly moved on and started dating fellow Love Islander Theo Campbell.

Judging by the photo, Josh looks like he is trying to pick up the shattered pieces of his life by partying on the beach with a mystery woman.

Brave soul.

Finding Nemo in ‘Enders

SOMETHING fishy is going on at EastEnders – and it’s not one of the soap’s storylines. It’s emerged that Scott Maslen, who plays Jack Branning, was dubbed Nemo for keeping his tackle handy.

Cheryl Fergison, who played Heather Trott, revealed on the Distinct Nostalgia podcast: “Scott Maslen I nicknamed Nemo because my dressing room used to be next door.

Cheryl Ferguson revealed she nicknamed her EastEnders co-star Scott Maslen ‘Nemo’

“He had all his fishing tackle in there and it stank of fish. In between he would sometimes go fishing up to the lake.”

Cheryl added that she was in awe of working with legends such as Barbara Windsor and Steve McFadden.

She said: “Sometimes you just have to go, ‘These people I learn from every day’.”

And what a cute nickname for one of Walford’s tough guys.

Vogue’s venom

BACK when he was on Made in Chelsea, Vogue Williams wasn’t exactly a fan of future husband Spencer Matthews.

She made her feelings clear in 2013, when she was married to former Westlife singer Brian McFadden and had yet to meet the posh former lothario.

Vogue Williams admitted she wasn’t a fan of her hubby Spencer Matthews back when he was on Made In Chelsea

Radio presenter Vogue took to Twitter to suggest that Spencer should “shut up” after watching just two episodes of the E4 show.

On the first edition of their Spencer & Vogue podcast, she admitted: “He was such an a***hole on it that it actually drove me to tweet my disgust.

“You turned me into a troll.”

Spencer said it was a “lame” response. I think she was rather restrained.