Love Island returning to Spain after fears UK series was on the cards

Love Island bosses have reportedly confirmed the show is returning to the Spanish island of Majorca in June.

Producers of the ITV show had reportedly been looking at the possibility of filming the next series in a UK seaside location, such as Cornwall or Devon.

There have been concerns that the dating favourite would be the next in a line of shows like I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! to be forced to film in the UK.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and current restrictions in international travel along with quarantining, it didn’t seem that unlikely that Love Island would have to stay put in the UK this year.

But now a source has claimed that the next batch of islanders will don their best bikinis and head to warmer climates after all.

The ITV2 show will also take extra safety precautions and introduce new measures, according to reports.

"Producers have watched shows like Dancing on Ice struggle during the pandemic," the insider told The Sun. "They don’t want the same fate.

"All precautions have been taken to make sure it goes smoothly.

"Besides the extra cast, they’ve incorporated Covid safety measures and increased checks on contestants’ mental health.

"Everyone is very excited," the source continued. "Restrictions are easing, the Euros football is on and Love Island is back in Majorca. What more could you want?"

The extra cast members are reportedly set to fly out with the main group in May.

All of the singletons will then quarantine together before filming starts in June.

An ITV spokesperson said: "We are not currently in a position to confirm locations for the forthcoming series."

Love Island bosses have explained that cast members will need to undergo a series of assessments before taking part this year.

"Before arriving in Majorca we ask all applicants at this stage of the casting process to undergo a psychological and physical assessment, a sexual health screening and an unannounced drugs test," the show stated.

"Once you arrive you will have a brief discussion about your physical health with our on-site medical team."

Love Island is expected to return to ITV2 in June.

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