As this year’s Love Island grips viewers with its nightly dose of sunshine and sizzling romance, bosses are planning to revamp the format to make two series a year.
The villa gives ITV2 viewers the drama in the sun they need and the show is hugely missed during the winter months.
However, a source has revealed that bosses are planning a winter version of the show hoping to draw in even more viewers wanting to escape the cold outside.
What’s more, contestants will have to travel to the opposite end of the world to get there with South Africa set to be used as the sunny destination.
Winter Love Island makes sense
Source to The Sun
There is a big gap in the market after Survival of the Fittest being axed after just one season as fans did not take to the show’s format of physical challenges.
Also, with the loss of Celebrity Big Brother there is an even greater hole.
A source told The Sun: “After the flop of Survival of the Fittest producers want to keep the format simple and mop up the gaping hole Celebrity Big Brother left reality TV hungry audiences.
"Winter Love Island makes sense as fans adore the drama and love triangles and everyone wants to enjoy a bit of sun on screens in the cold winter months.
“It’s still in the very early stages and casting isn’t even close, but producers at ITV Studios and crew are definitely gearing up for it.”
Love Island has seen a welcome boost in viewers with a 16 percent