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.
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.
“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.”
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.