Love Island bosses ‘concerned’ as ITV focus on Euros instead and haven’t started getting villa ready despite launch being weeks away

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The Love Island villa looks completely bare just weeks before filming for the new series begins.

In snaps captured of the mansion located in Majorca, the famous compound – which usually features an infinity pool, sun lounging areas and a hideaway – appears almost unrecognisable with crumbling walls and a much needed revamp.

And a source tells OK! that ITV bosses are worried the show isn’t going to be ready on time. “Bosses are quite concerned because Spain hasn’t gone on the green list yet for travel and everything is going to be last minute – so it’s a worry,” our source said.

However, it’s thought that the popular show is “taking a bit of a back seat this year” in favour of the football’s European Championship – which is taking place from June until July after it was previously postponed due to the global pandemic.

Our source continued: “Love Island is taking a bit of a back seat this year because they’re hoping the Euros will bring in their big revenue.

“There is a concern that things aren’t going to be ready and the show is going to flounder this year, but at the same time, they’re really focusing on the Euros.”


ITV usually revamp the villa ahead of filming to ensure the decor suits the series. They kit the outdoor area with brand new decking, artificial grass and outdoor furniture.

Love Island is expected to return to our screens at the beginning of June and it’s thought it will run for eight weeks until August.

Last year, it was pulled from the TV schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Opening up about the show’s return, host Laura Whitmore told The Telegraph's Stella magazine in February: "I have been told that it’s coming back. I love doing it, it’s such a fun show.”

Laura, 36, added: "And I actually think it’s been good to have had that break, for everyone who works on it, because we all went through a loss.

"It’s nice to realise how much people missed the show. Apparently applications are crazy this year."

In March, Kevin Lygo, Managing Director of Media and Entertainment at ITV, said: "There’s so much to look forward to on ITV this spring and into summer, with the Euros and the return of Love Island, but much more besides."

Bosses also said last year: “We're also already planning a bumper series of Love Island for next summer."

OK! have contacted ITV for comment.

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