Love Island could be getting a lesbian spin-off
Sexy reality TV show Love Island could be set to spawn a lesbian spin-off.
The third season of the programme’s current incarnation has been incredibly successful for ITV.
Its ITV2 channel has attracted increasingly large amounts of viewers to the coupling show, as well as a vociferous following on social media.
The Mallorca-based programme has broken through into the national consciousness, reflected by it achieving its highest viewing figures of the season on Sunday, at 2.76 million.
And the massively increased popularity has led to showrunners to consider creating a lesbian version, according to the Daily Star.
Last year, Love Island featured its first same-sex couple, as late entrant Katie Salmon split up straight pairing Sophie Gradon and Tom Powell by choosing Sophie in a recoupling.
The pair outlasted Tom, but fell before the final hurdle.
And now, producers are reportedly ready to spring a similar surprise at the end of this season, which 11 days left.
Any entry of lesbian contestants would form a trial run for a potential lesbian spin-off, according to the Daily Star.
A source told the outlet: “The heterosexual couples this year have been amazing entertainment.
“But there is a feeling among producers that there could be more representation of the LGBT community.
“In 2017, they know they can’t go on forever pretending the gay community doesn’t exist.
“It’s only a matter of time,” they added.
The move would follow Blind Date featuring its first ever lesbian coupling last weekend, with the Channel 5 programme also planning an episode including a gay pairing later this year.
Safe to say, a lesbian Love Island would be well-received by fans.
— Laura Lu (@TheLauraLu) July 11, 2017
HI anyone who works in tv or could pitch a tv show can u pls pitch a lesbian reality show. similar to love island or ex on the beach. thnx
— Rosie Newton (@rsnwtn) July 12, 2017
I hope one day they make a lesbian love island bc that is my dream show
— Em (@EmeraldFairies) July 12, 2017
I think I’d only ever watch love island if it was lesbian love island, imagine the drama gals
— Miss Keisha (@vxbetech) July 3, 2017
Imagine them doing a lesbian version of Love Island… the drama would be at an all time high
— Pottsy (@pottsy97) June 28, 2017
Can they do a lesbian version of Love Island cause that would be some good shit! #loveisland
— Seana (@pottsy000) June 28, 2017
There’s just one problem with the idea.
And naturally, it’s straight men.
i’d pitch lesbian love island but the men would like it too much
— leonie (@Ieonie_) June 29, 2017