Love Island could get TWO series a year with new LGBT version

Love Island could air two series a year to accommodate LGBT contestants, it’s been revealed.

The huge success of the dating reality show has led to criticism over its lack of LGBT representation.

Now executive producer Richard Cowles has suggested we could see a new series focused on same-sex relationships.

Speaking the TV BAFTAs – where Love Island won Best Reality Show – he said: “We’ve had bisexual people in the show – for a dating show, you need everyone to fancy everyone, so if you have gay and heterosexual in the same place, they’re not going to fancy each other.

“We’d have to dedicated show [for that]… Absolutely we’d consider two series a year.”

For now, Love Island will return to ITV2 this summer for its fourth series.

Caroline Flack will be back hosting, as a new set of islanders descend upon the Mallorca villa in pursuit of love.

Alongside Caroline, Iain Stirling returns as narrator.

Rumour has it that Love Island series four will last for eight weeks, seven days longer than last year’s record-breaking run.

Meanwhile, other rumours have claimed that producers are said to be planning an epic new twist to start the series.

An insider told The Sun newspaper previously: “They’re planning on the season opener beginning with two big villas – just like they introduced midway through last series.

“And they want to throw in nearly double the amount of contestants to really stir things up.”

As for exactly when Love Island starts, ITV hasn’t confirmed that officially just yet.

But based on past years – and teasers from Caroline – Monday June 4 could be a possible start date for Love Island 2018.

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