Love Island could feature more LGBT contestants in future

Love Island 2017 cast

Love Island bosses are reportedly planning to recruit more LGBT contestants.

According to reports, Love Island producers are keen to diversify the line up of singletons.


Although all of this year's current cast are apparently heterosexual, Love Island has seen some LGBT representation in the past albeit rather brief.

Last year's series saw bisexual Katie Salmon couple up with Sophie Gradon in the show's first ever same-sex pairing.

However they didn't last together long before breaking up after a messy love triangle.

This week the Daily Star claims that TV chiefs are keen to represent the LGBT community more in future.

"The heterosexual couples this year have been amazing entertainment. But there is a feeling among producers that there could be more representation of the LGBT community," a source told the tabloid.

They added: "In 2017, they know they can't go on forever pretending the gay community doesn't exist. It's only a matter of time."

A spokesperson for Love Island told the Daily Mirror newspaper that the show was not just for heterosexual couples.

"The main stipulation for Love Island applicants is that they are single and looking for love, and we are open to all possibilities," they said.

However with less than two weeks left of the show it seems unlikely we'll be getting any new contestants this year.


Instead, last night saw the return of two former singlestons as Sam and Mike returned to the villa in a new twist.

Love Island 2017 continues nightly on ITV2.

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