After the huge success of Love Island and the cast this year, with many of them getting millions of followers off the back of the show, it’s surprising to hear that ITV is reportedly not wanting to launch a spin-off.
According to The Sun, ITV bosses are avoiding a show as they’re concerned about history repeating itself and couples splitting prior to the launch of the spin-off.
A source said: “It’s been a publicity disaster in previous years, when couples split before their show aired or appeared to get back together just as the programmes came out.
“Jack and Dani’s series was a perfect example last year, with everyone saying their relationship was fake.
“This year bosses want to take the heat off the contestants’ relationships, especially as it’s been such a choppy year for couples making a go of it.
“Instead they are focusing on Winter Love Island and want to nail the casting for that series.
“Of course, they’re keeping a close eye on their couples to spot any potential for spin-off shows, but at the moment it’s certainly not looking likely.”
Amber is from Newcastle, while Greg is based in Ireland. So the idea of a long-term relationship might concern bosses as they decide what to do with their new talent.
However, when questioned about the distance on the reunion show, Greg said: “It’s not a problem at the moment as we’re both so busy,
“Plus, there are planes every hour – it’s really not a big thing for us.”
Amber’s reply was even more bold, saying: “Yeah, it doesn’t take long to get there, but I could always move to Ireland.” It looks like she’s clearly in it for the long haul!
In terms of other islanders careers, Curtis Pritchard recently revealed that he’s going to star on the UK version of Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
According to HuffPost, Curtis and his brother, AJ Pritchard, will be putting their Dancing with the Stars skills to the test as the dancing coaches in season one. The brothers will also be joined by MNEK — who will be this year’s Todrick Hall, aka the vocal coach.
In a statement, Curtis said, “I jump at the chance of working with my brother anytime anything together comes up, so doing that and being asked to be part of something so iconic was a yes from me!”
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