LOVE Island bosses are ‘working around the clock’ to get the show on air this summer despite the coronavirus lockdown.
The ITV2 reality show usually starts at the beginning of June, and while a premiere date for the 2020 series has yet to be confirmed, bosses are working extremely hard to get the show ready despite the worldwide pandemic.
With the UK in lockdown, many TV shows have halted production, but a source told the Daily Star Sunday Love Island producers are doing everything they can to keep things on schedule.
They said: “The production team is now doing everything possible to prepare for the new series.
“It’s a difficult time but it’s a case of ‘all systems go’. They’re determined not to let the virus stop the series going ahead.”
The insider added the casting process for the new bunch of Islanders looking for love was still ongoing, albeit in a different format to normal.
The insider explained: “Obviously they can’t have meetings or meet potential contestants.
“But they’re finding ways of getting things done in a different way.
“Lots of the casting process is being done via video calls.”
The publication claimed the new series of Love Island was aiming to air in July, a month later than normal, but could be delayed if necessary.
The insider said: “It can be put back again and again.
“If the series can’t air until right at the end of the year, then so be it. It will still happen.”
The summer series comes after the first winter edition aired in January from South Africa, with Paige Turley and Finley Tapp being crowned the winners.