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ITV preps for ‘Love Island’ return after host Caroline Flack’s death, aged 40

UK commercial broadcaster ITV is preparing to return Love Island to screens with an episode dedicated to its former host Caroline Flack, whose death was reported over the weekend. News of Flack’s death from suicide first emerged on Saturday, prompting the show’s channel ITV2 to postpone both that day’s Love Island: Unseen Bits programme and […]

ITV names Laura Whitmore to replace Caroline Flack on ‘Love Island’

Laura Whitmore is to replace Caroline Flack as the host on season six of the UK version of Love Island. Flack stood down this week from hosting duties after being charged with assault by beating following an incident at her Islington home. Whitmore previously replaced Flack as host of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out […]

ITV boss defends ‘Love Island’ as half-year results unveiled

ITV boss Carolyn McCall has defended Love Island’s duty of care as the broadcaster prepares to roll out a winter series of the format just months after facing calls for its cancellation.  Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme this morning, McCall was grilled about the future of the show rather than ITV’s half-year results, unveiled […]

‘Love Island’ to get two-series run on ITV2 in 2020

Love Island will get its first winter series on UK broadcaster ITV2 next year. The hit format will return in early 2020 with a South Africa-set instalment of the programme. A winter-time series of the show, in line with programmes such as Big Brother which previously aired spin-off show Celebrity Big Brother in the same year, […]

Fremantle takes ITV2 back to ‘Supermarket Sweep’

UK commercial broadcaster ITV is bringing back classic gameshow Supermarket Sweep after ordering a 20-episode series for its ITV2 network. The 20 x 60 minute show is being produced by Fremantle-owned producer Thames and will return to screens as a primetime nightly show, hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal. The series will run over four weeks and […]

‘Love Island’ returns with record viewers despite recent controversy

The fifth series of ITV2’s Love Island has launched with 3.3m viewers — its most-watched launch to date — despite recent controversy surrounding the programme. The hit format, in which singles are coupled up in a villa in Mallorca for eight weeks, won the 9pm slot with a 18.5% share and peaked with 3.7m — […]

ITV2, Hulu partner on zombie canal boat comedy ‘Zomboat!’

ITV2 and Hulu have partnered for the first time to commission a zombie comedy from Noho Film & Television production, part of ITV Studios. Zomboat! is 6 x 30-minute series set against a zombie apocalypse unleashed in Birmingham that sees sisters Kat and Jo, together with unlikely travel companions Sunny and Amar, flee for their […]

‘Love Island’ reveals key changes to contestant duty of care

ITV has outlined new duty of care processes for contestants in its hit reality series Love Island, including therapy sessions, social media and financial training, and a minimum of 14 months of ‘proactive’ contact after the series. The move comes amid heightened concern about the impact of reality shows on participants’ mental health, and follows […]

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