This year’s return of the usual ITV reality show hotties will be entering a whole new place, it seems.
The ‘Love Island’ villa as we know it is no more. According to recent reports, ITV is looking for a new location for this year’s summer edition.
ITV2 bosses are apparently looking for a new property in Mallorca to film this year’s series. The current villa, located in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, has housed the reality TV contestants since 2017 (with the exception of the winter 2020 series, which was based in South Africa).
According to The Sun, the show’s producers are looking to move to a more scenic environment, hoping to discover a grand mansion near the foothills of the mountains, by a lake, or closer to the shore. However, die-hard fans of the series shouldn’t worry too much, as the new location will still feature favorites such as a swimming pool, Casa Amor, and the dreaded Recoupling (and Disposal) Hotbed.
A source told the publication that the producers are hoping a new location will breathe new life into the show: “ITV bosses think now is a good time to refresh this element of the show, just as they do. did in the third series in 2017. Now they’re considering a range of options, but want to stay on the island that provided the perfect sunny backdrop for the show.
“The bosses are aware that this is also an opportunity to look at any new elements they could introduce to make the show even better. For fans of ‘Love Island’ this is huge news and they will be eager to see what the new villa looks like and how much it could change the show.”
And so, interest is already mounting for season eight of the reality show. The casting process has reportedly already begun, with the usual June premiere date slated for later this year.
Liberty Poole, who quit last year’s edition following her split from Jake Cornish, is currently on another ITV reality show, ‘Dancing On Ice’.