ITV2 bosses aren’t ready for LGBT inclusiveness in Love Island


The channel bosses have denied the rumors about possible LGBT spin-off of the show. There won’t be any LGBT contestants in the new season as well, ITV2 chiefs confirmed. The show became the most-watched of the summer for the broadcaster, pulling in over three million viewers. The creator Richard Cowles previously hinted that he would like the show to be more diversive. I would like to see what a gay version of the show would be. You are trying to create couples. It is not impossible and it is not something that we shy away from…but there is a logistical element which makes it difficult.” ITV’s Head of Digital Channels, Paul Mortimer, did not support the idea saying that Love Island is about coupling and recoupling, so same-sex relationships just go beyond the show’s format. “That’s why we’re not doing a winter version of Love Island. We’re doing another show that borrows a bit from Love Island, but it’s not Love Island,” Mortimer concluded.


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