ITV tease first look at ‘middle-aged’ Love Island spin-off, as network search for ‘vibrant single parents’
ITV have announced that a Love Island spin-off dedicated to ‘middle-aged’ singletons will be taking to the small screen.
The original format of the annual reality series features contestants between the age of 18 and their late 20s, with few stars from past series’ being over the age of 30.
Now it’s time for people who are 40 plus to start ‘cracking on’ as the network contestants start grafting in a luxurious pad.
The reboot – titled The romance Retreat – will adhere to Love Island’s usual structure, however, it’s not been confirmed whether a cash prize will be at stake.
The casting call read: ‘ITV1 are looking for vibrant single parents from across the UK who are in search of love, for a brand new dating show!
‘This is the ONLY dating show where single parents can search for love, by spending time in a luxury retreat, where all the parents have been nominated by their grown up children.’
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The official premiere date is yet to be announced, but applications close on Friday March 31.
The advert also teased a first look at the villa that will potentially feature in the upcoming series.
The boujee building – which showcases a glass balcony- is centered in the middle of a sprawling garden.
While the network haven’t confirmed who will be fronting the series, former Big Brother presenter Davina McCall recently threw her name in the ring.
‘I’m literally begging ITV to let me present mid-life Love Island. I could fill a villa in Love Island with the best back stories you have ever heard in your life,’ the 55-year-old told Steven Bartlett on his Diary of a CEO podcast.
She enthusiastically added: ‘They’ve lived a life! They’re widows, they’re people who have been through horrific divorces, they’re people who have split up with somebody and decided they want to try to go out with somebody the same sex as them.
‘They’re interesting people! I’d watch that show.’
We’d love to see it!
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