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Winter Love Island ‘won’t return’ as 2021 summer series delayed ‘until July’

The winter series of Love Island has reportedly been ‘indefinitely postponed’ (Picture: ITV)

The winter version of Love Island has reportedly been postponed ‘indefinitely’ as ITV focuses on its upcoming summer series of the show.

Winter Love Island has only had one series so far, airing in early 2020, which saw singletons living in a villa in South Africa.

Hosted by Laura Whitmore, it was won by singer Paige Turley and boyfriend Finley Tapp.

A source told Mail Online: ‘Winter Love Island has been “indefinitely postponed” as bosses put all their energies into the summer series.’

Additionally the upcoming run – set to include the most diverse cast ever – has a tentative July start date, a month later than the 2019 summer version, due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Fans will still get the usual number of episodes with the show still running for eight weeks. However understands that given the uncertain nature of the pandemic, the launch timeline is not set in stone.

Paige Turley and Finley Tapp won the first – and so far only – Winter Love Island (Picture: Rex)

The new series is set to take place in Majorca, but Jersey was previously reported to be a back up location in case public health guidelines change.

The Sun has reported there will also be a ‘back up’ cast in place who will be flown out to Spain along with the main group of islanders to quarantine as a precaution.

Islanders are also reported to be subject to a psychological and physical assessment as well as a sexual health screening and unannounced drugs test, as well as having to declare if they live with anyone who is clinically vulnerable, according to the paper.

The last summer series of Love Island was won by Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea in 2019.

Credit: Original article published here.

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