A Love Island spinoff for singles in their 40s and 50s is in the works.
According to The Sun, the showrunners wanted a more mature version of the hit dating series featuring older adults with “normal bodies” who would bring “conversation.” smart” for the villa.
As with the current format, the men and women will live together but will be matched with their partners backstage by their children.
Filming for the show, titled ‘Your Mum, My Dad’, is said to begin later this year and bosses expect it to hit theaters in 2023.
A TV source told the publication: “Times change and the current generation in their 40s and 50s is still concerned with how they look, fit and healthy, fashionable and ready to go. ready to let her hair down.
“This show will give those who are settling down in their youth a second chance to fall in love while they are still in their prime.
“And, let’s face it, they know their minds well, have intelligent conversational abilities and are much more likely to take risks – all the usual ingredients Love Island is sometimes lacking.”
The news comes after two Islanders were surprisingly dropped from the show last night after the contestants enjoyed a day out at a beach club.
Laura Whitmore arrives on the scene and ends the fun when the unexpected breakdown sees Casa Amor arriving in Summer and Billy packing their bags.
Meanwhile, four new bombs entered the mansion during last night’s show.
Jamie Allen, Reece Ford, Lacey Edwards and Nathalia Campos were pretty sure and said they were “ready to turn around”.
On tonight’s show, each bombshell will get to choose one person to date, and tension is likely to increase as newcomers enter the OG Islanders.
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