Sometimes too much of a good thing turns bad, but the British public love a good dating show and the success of Love Island has of course sparked talk of a spin-off.
Said spin-off would involve same-sex couples with gay, lesiban, bisexual and queer contestants, with the production team pointing out that mixing them into the same series wouldn’t work.
Producer Richard Cowles told Digital Spy: “We’ve had bisexual people in the show – for a dating show, you need everyone to fancy everyone, so if you have gay and heterosexual in the same place, they’re not going to fancy each other. We’d have a dedicated show [for that]… absolutely we’d consider two series a year.”
While this might be mere lip-service for other shows, the enormous popularity of Love Island last year means that two concurrent series might not be out of the question for ITV2.
The comments were made after the show won for Best Reality and Constructed Factual at the BAFTA TV awards last night.
“We’ve always got things up our sleeves, but the show is written as it goes along,” Cowles added. “So everyone is reacting to what’s happening and then the format is being written as it happens… whatever we have planned, [it gets] ripped up pretty much every hour as the cast goes in.”