The iconic Love Island mansion is being scrapped by the reality show’s bosses, but they’re still trying to find a new property that will meet their requirements for the new series
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Love Island will have a new look on its return this year, the show’s bosses have confirmed, with the iconic mansion being axed.
The ITV2 reality series is a big hit, usually in the summer, and producers are promising a better series than ever when it returns but have admitted they have nowhere to go at the moment.
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s managing director for media and entertainment, said PA media that they want a new Mallorcan mansion for the eighth series, but he has said he expects the series to be “great” no matter where they find the islanders who will be looking for love.
While this is a chance to give the show a new lease of life, Kevin explained that they were planning to move on anyway since they just rented the property.
He said: “We didn’t own it. We have rented it and we are choosing a new house for this summer so it’s all confidential.
“It will be wonderful. Yes, it will be in Mallorca. It is going to be great [series].”
The sun previously reported that the new property will have a new backdrop, with a range of locations being considered, with the likelihood that they will move “to the foothills of the mountains, to a lake or to the coast” of the Balearic island.
The first two series of the show were filmed in the Santanyi region of southern Mallorca, while every series since has been filmed at a villa in the northeast of the island in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar.
A source told The Sun: “ITV bosses think this is the right moment to refresh that element of the show, just as they did in 2017 with series three.
“The bosses are aware of the fact that this is also an opportunity to consider all the new elements they could introduce to improve the show even further.
“This is huge news for Love Island fans and they will be excited to see what the new mansion looks like and how much it could change the show.”
The new property is expected to still feature a large swimming pool and a fire pit that has become synonymous with the most dramatic dumps in the show’s history.
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