We’ve already been treated to four years of Love Island goodness on our screens, allowing us to enjoy all the drama, lols and general cracking on madness we’ve ever needed in our lives.
But how much longer can it really last? Have we had enough of gorgeous tanned twenty-somethings flaunting their romances in front our faces, purely for entertainment purposes? Apparently not, according to ITV bosses.
Speaking with The Daily Star at the weekend, ITV’s managing director Angela Jain said: “It is a show that will evolve and live and breathe.”
“My hope is that it is going to be on telly for the next five years. So who knows where it will go.”
Five whole years would put us in 2023 (which sounds like aaaages away, but really isn’t), meaning we’ll have enjoyed all the frivolity of Love Island for nearly a decade. And who says it has to stop there? At this rate we’ll still be watching the show every night until we’re practically pensioners!
The first series hit our screens back in the summer of 2015, becoming an instant reality TV hit and has since inspired an Australian version. However, the current series has seen the best viewing figures in the show’s history, with over 3.4 million people watching the opening episode. Compare that to the 2.6 million viewers who tuned in to the series three final, it’s clear that Love Island fever is still on the rise.
But if just watching the show for another five years isn’t enough for you, you can always go ahead and snap up a piece of Love Island history by buying one of the show’s villas. Casa Amor, inhabited by the boys for part of this series, is now on the market for a cool £2.5million.
For that price you get a glam four-bedroom villa, complete with five bathrooms, 14m swimming pool, private vineyards and two roof terraces. The perfect place to watch the next five series from, don’t you think?