Love Island pivots key part of show after fans call it ‘raw’

Love Island’s executive producer Mike Spencer addressed the online Q&A on Reddit

Love Island bosses have announced that they will be taking on eating challenges for the first time this year after they were called “gross” by fans.

ITV2’s popular show will return on June 6 with a brand new lineup of hot singers.

But one thing won’t come back, executive producer Mike Spencer has confirmed.

In response to questions in the Q&A on Reddit today, he was asked by a fan: “Why challenge spitting food. I beg you guys to stop, what a waste. food like that! I really think doing challenges with incentives or pair building activities would be so much better.”

“We’re moving away from the food challenges we’ve seen before to hoping that it’ll be like one,” he replied.

The producer also asked about whether the Islanders would get more filming while they dine.

Love Island is doing food challenges on the show


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Usually, Islanders will pause filming during breakfast, lunch, and dinner – unless it’s part of a meet and greet date or a mission – and are not allowed to discuss anything. anything to do with the program.

One fan asked: “We see people on the island having breakfast together and snacking throughout the day… what do they usually eat at mealtime? I’m assuming you have a team of chefs in place for the locals on the island. the island and the production team. Did you all eat together?”

Fans have called these challenges ‘terrible’


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He replied, “Yes, this is a super common question. So people on the island tend to cook their own breakfast and we serve them at lunch and dinner. They have a real combination of foods. variety of foods, from fresh salads to Sunday roast dinners. Even in that heat, they still have a roast dinner.”

Many fans also questioned whether this year’s lineup would be more diverse than this year’s following criticism in previous years.

The fan asked: “Is there any effort to portray actual diversity (Asian, for one person, not just South Asian) in this and future seasons? one or two black people into the sea of ​​white people is not diverse.”

“We’re always trying to be more diverse and representative on the show, and try to grow our network far and wide during the casting process,” he replied. “Our registration and selection process is open to everyone, and we aim to reflect the age and diversity of our show’s audience. The most important factor is our subscribers. we’re both single and looking for love.”

* Love Island returns on 6/6 on ITV2

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