love island Boss Amada Stavri has teased the 2021 line-up and promises it will be ‘diverse and inclusive’.
However, the ITV commissioner said the inclusion of gay islanders is a ‘logistical difficulty’ due to the format of the dating show.
Love Island was previously slammed by fans and past contestants for the different ethnic backgrounds, body types, and lack of members of the LGBT community represented on the show.
exciting! Love Island boss Amada Stavri teases 2021 line-up and promises it will be ‘diverse and inclusive’ (host Laura Whitmore pictured)
Stavri also revealed that there have been ‘more applications than ever’ and that they are trying to figure out who to block from the starting line-up as ‘bombards’.
talking to Radio Times, the ITV commissioner said: ‘We always care a lot about diversity and inclusion and hopefully you will see that when we announce the line-up.’
Stavry said: ‘In terms of Gay Islanders, I think the main challenge is with respect to the format of Love Island. There is a sort of logistical difficulty, because although the islanders are not required to be 100 percent straight, the format should give [the] Islanders a similar option when pairing.
‘With our dating shows like The Cabins, there’s a lot of sexual diversity. The formats don’t have as many restrictions as Love Island. That’s why we take a lot of this into consideration during our programming on ITV and dating series. But that is the problem with Love Island.
Line-up: However, the ITV commissioner stated that the inclusion of gay islanders is a ‘logistical difficulty’ due to the format of the dating show (2019 line-up picture).
In March 2017, contestant Montana Brown called for more diversity on Love Island, insisting that ‘it’s unhealthy to see people in their bikinis just cut a size 8’.
The swimwear brand’s owner, 25, also said: ‘I want to see more people of color’ in the program ‘With respect to racial diversity and body diversity, there is always room for improvement’.
What day do you want to speak? On the podcast, Monata was asked how progressive Love Island is.
She admitted: ‘I feel like, as a mixed race person, you’re always in the minority, especially on shows like that. It’s not something I thought about while on the show.
Making History: The program has featured bisexual contestants in the past, including Megan Barton-Hanson, Katie Salmon and the late Sophie Graden (pictured together in 2016).
‘I have had quite a privileged upbringing. I grew up in a fairly white area so I’ve always been in the minority anyway. So it’s something I didn’t feel uncomfortable with.
‘But I certainly think there is always room for improvement with respect to racial diversity and body diversity.’
In April, it was claimed that The makers were reportedly accepting gay contestants for this year’s upcoming series.
Despite the claims, an ITV representative told MailOnline: ‘Our only condition for applicants on Love Island is that they are over the age of 18, unmarried and looking for love.’
Slammed: Love Island has been previously portrayed by fans, and previous contestants – including Montana Brown – for lacking the various ethnic backgrounds, body types, and members of the LGBT community represented on the show.
On involving versatile couples, executive producer Richard Cowles previously said: ‘You’re trying to make pairs. It is not impossible and it is not something we shy away from… but there is a logistical element that makes it difficult.’
The program has featured bisexual contestants in the past, including Megan Barton-Hanson, Katie Salmon and the late Sophie Graden—who became the show’s same-sex couple in 2016.
The popular ITV2 show series is believed to be starting on 7th June 28th 2021, with builders working on the Majorcan villa recently used for the show.
This year’s show also has a new tag line, ‘This is not a drill’, which has been seen in all the teasers shared on social media so far, before the show postponed last year’s season due to the pandemic. was given.
IMPORTANT: In March 2017, Montana, a 25-year-old contestant, called for more diversity on Love Island and insisted that ‘it’s unhealthy for people to just cut a size 8s in their bikinis’ (featured on the show in 2017)
Recently, host Laura Whitmore raised the excitement by sharing a promo clip on Instagram.
ITV has yet to make an official announcement about where the dating show will be filmed, although a source recently told The Sun: ‘The owners of Love Island are determined to return to the villa this summer and complete it. Worked hard to do.
‘While he is confident the series will proceed at the original location, there are concerns about the sudden change in rules. However, for the time being it is looking good.
There are also signs on the site, according to eyewitnesses, speculating on coronavirus safety measures.
Not for a long time! The popular ITV2 show series is believed to be starting on 7th June 28th 2021 which sees builders working on a recent Majorcan villa usually used for shows and Laura Whitmore promo clip shares.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez recently confirmed that British holidaymakers can enter the country, which is currently on the government’s Amber List, meaning travel barriers to the show have been removed.
Majorca was written into this year’s Love Island contracts, although back-up options such as Jersey and Cornwall were on the table if Covid travel restrictions meant Spain was off-limits.
Sanchez said at the Trade Fair Fitoor in Madrid: ‘I am pleased to inform you that a ministerial order exempting UK citizens from temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to Spain will be officially published today.
‘Therefore I can announce that from next Monday 24 May we will be happy to welcome all UK tourists.
Get ready! This year’s show has a new tag line, ‘This is not a drill’ as the countdown has begun after the show was postponed last year due to the pandemic.
‘They are welcome to enter our country without any restrictions and health requirements.’
The summer series of Love Island 2020 was canceled as production found it ‘logically impossible’ to hold the show as the pandemic spread.
Applicants for the next series have reportedly been told that they will have to remain free for 10 weeks abroad and undergo a psychological and physical evaluation.
It was previously reported that Jersey has been secured for filming this summer if production cannot take place in Mallorca, the show’s usual location.
sources told Sun: ‘The Channel Islands get plenty of sunshine so if we can’t go back to Spain it makes sense to have Love Island there.’
On Hold: The Love Island 2020 summer series was canceled as production found it ‘logically impossible’ to hold the show as the pandemic raged on (picture 2018 cast)
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