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Love Island owners explain ‘logistic’ issue with gay contestants


Love Islands has become a huge hit ever since it first appeared on our screens in 2015.

The show has made celebrities from its stars who have gone on to make TV appearances and magazine deals.

But something will be different this year in that gay and bisexual relationships will be promoted.

Amada Stavri, commissioner of ITV, told RadioTimes.com The show’s owners want to “encourage greater inclusivity and diversity in the case of gay islanders”.

But he admitted there was a problem with the format of the show and how it could play out.

Stavry said: “In terms of gay islanders, I think the main challenge is with respect to the format of Love Island. There is a kind 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 much restriction as Love Island.

“That’s why we care a lot about our programming on ITV and dating series. But that’s the difficulty with Love Island.”

Love Island will return to ITV2 this summer.


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