Love Island are said to be looking into starting a series specifically for singletons over the age of 40.
The hit ITV2 dating show, which started in 2015, has seen a string of good looking young people throughout its eight series, with many noting the lack of body diversity on the programme.
People have also complained that some people are too young to go on the show – with viewers using19 year old Gemma Owenas an example.
Now, in a bid to answer ITV viewers’ prayers, reportedly the broadcaster is looking into a version of Love Island just for middle aged people with “normal bodies”, with it airing as soon as next year.
A source revealed toThe Sun: “Times change and the current generation in their 40s and 50s still care about how they look, are fit and healthy, into fashion and are ready to let their hair down.
“This show will give those who settled down young a second chance at love while they still feel in their prime.
“And, let’s face it, they know their minds, will be capable of intelligent conversation and are likely to be much more adventurous — all ingredients regular Love Island sometimes lacks.”
OK! have approached ITV for comment.
The calls for the show come after many have argued that those who go on Love Island don’t set a realistic example of what people’s bodies look like, with many contestants going through gruelling gym transformations and“tweakments” before going on.
Ex Love Island starRosie Williams recently admitted that spent “thousands”ahead of her debut.
She told us: “I applied for the show at the end of April and within 24 hours the producers were on the phone to me, telling me that they were interested in my application.
“As soon as I heard that they were interested, it dawned on me that this wasn’t just a bit of fun – I might actually appear on the show. I needed to prepare myself for that possibility.
“From then on, everything I did was with Love Island in mind.
“The first thing I did was amp up my exercise routine and start going to the gym every day. I also started to eat better so that I wouldn’t feel bloated if I entered the villa.”
Rosie went on: “By mid-May I finally knew I’d be flying out to Majorca to appear on the show in June – that’s when I rushed to get the rest of my beauty treatments booked in. I spent the time I had left getting pre-bonded hair extensions, having semi-permanent eyelashes applied and getting my nails done.”
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