Love Island ‘to start casting for 2021 return’ as sexy singles urged to sign up

Sexy singletons hoping to find romance on Love Island could be in with a chance very soon.

Reports say that bosses will be casting for the show’s 2021 return in January.

In July, it was revealed that the hit dating show will go ahead in the summer with a “bumper” edition.

Now it is claimed the team will soon be trying to cast young singletons to enter the show’s Majorca villa for the seventh series in May next year.

A source told The Sun : “Reality shows can now have huge casts living together as long as all participants and crew have isolated for two full weeks beforehand, as well as having regular ­temperature testing both on and off-set.

“Obviously there’s always an element of risk but ITV bosses feel it’s time to get the Love Island cogs turning, with a view to it being made in early summer.”

It is claimed the team will be trying to cast young singletons to enter the show’s Majorca villa in May for what will be the seventh series

The series was cancelled this year after its winter edition in January due to the coronavirus outbreak across the world.

Despite hopes and talks for it to go ahead, it was decided that the safe bet was to cancel the summer edition entirely.

Instead, Love Island : Australia aired in its place, with some best bits shows along the way too.

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ITV later confirmed plans were in place to bring the show back next summer – while a winter edition was shelved.

They revealed: “It was unfortunate we couldn’t bring you Love Island this summer, but Love Island Australia performed very well for us, reaching over a million viewers for the final.

“With a huge appetite for the show we’ve made three Love Island specials where we catch up with some of the best known former islanders from the past six years.

“We’re also already planning a bumper series of Love Island for next summer.”

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No details have yet been revealed of next year’s show but it’s thought it could be a longer series with more contestants.

The channel confirmed the return as well as revealing three other spin-offs to keep viewers entertained such as Love Island: What Happened Next? which aired last month and caught up with Islanders.

ITV has been contacted by Mirror Online for comment.

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