Love Island cancels 2020 series 4 months ago

Love Island cancels 2020 series

The popular series won't return on our screens until 2021.

A summer season of Love Island will not air this year, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

ITV announced on Monday morning that the show will return in 2021, stating that it is currently not possible for the show to be done in a safe manner due to Covid-19.

This year saw Love Island air a winter edition of the popular reality show for the first time.

Kevin Lygo, director of television at ITV said: "We have tried every which way to make Love Island this summer.

"But logistically it's just not possible to produce it in a way that safeguards the wellbeing of everyone involved and that for us is the priority."

He added: "In normal circumstances we would be preparing very soon to travel out to the location in Mallorca to get the villa ready but clearly that's now out of the question.

"We are very sorry for fans of the show but making it safely is our prime concern and Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021."

The most recent summer edition of the show saw Irishman Greg O'Shea crowned the winner, alongside Newcastle woman Amber Rose Gill.