Will Love Island return this summer? Coronavirus could affect the new series


LOVE Island fans are keen to now if their favourite show will be back for summer 2020.

The ITV2 reality series was due to start soon, but viewers fear it could be a while off due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world.

Love Island bosses are ‘working around the clock’ to get the show on air for summer 2020

Will Love Island return summer 2020?

ITV bosses are yet to confirm if Love Island will be back for summer 2020.

The show usually kicks off at the end of May or beginning of June, however it is being reported it could start in July 2020.

But with the UK in lockdown, many TV shows have halted production.

However a source told the Daily Star Sunday that 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.”

Fans can’t wait for the new series of Love Island to start – but they could be waiting longer than usual

Can you still apply to be on Love Island summer 2020?

The insider also told the Daily Star that 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.”

You can apply to be on the show here.

Who will host Love Island in summer 2020?

Laura Whitmore is still on course to host the show.

The Irish TV presenter took over the role from Caroline Flack, who sadly passed away in February 2020.

Laura had already taken over the role before Caroline died, and proved popular hosting the winter version of the show in January and February 2020.