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22 July 2017

Love Island creator Richard Cowles wants to make a gay version of the smash hit reality show

LOVE Island creator Richard Cowles has revealed he wants to make a gay version of the smash hit reality show.

Viewers are already dreading the villa-shaped hole in their lives once the show ends of Monday but could another series be on the way?

Love Island fans are distraught that the show is going to end on Monday but could there be another series?
Love Island fans are distraught that the show is going to end on Monday but could there be another series?
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Richard (far right) is a co-producer on Love Island and says he's interested in making a gay version of the ITV2 show
Richard (far right) is a co-producer on Love Island and says he’s interested in making a gay version of the ITV2 show
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Speaking to The Times, Richard admitted more research would have to be done to see if two series of Love Island would be feasible.

He said: “I would like to see what a gay version of the show would be but trying to mix the two would be difficult.”

Richard, 48, who also works on hit ITV shows like I’m A Celebrity, also admitted to watching the show with his 12-year-old son.

The show features plenty of raunchy scenes with the couples hooking up every night but Richard defended letting his son watch it with him.

He added: “We have quiet interesting conversations. He’s outraged by certain behaviour and you then question why.

“It is much healthier to allow them [children] to express their opinion and then to question that.”


Meanwhile, Love Island host Caroline Flack has admitted she thinks Love Island portrays an ‘unrealistic body image’ for young girls.

When asked about the criticism that the show is portraying an unrealistic body image for girls, Caroline told The Telegraph:  “I guess it is, really, isn’t it?”

Caroline has discussed the portrayal of body image on Love Island
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She added: “I have nothing to do with the casting, so I can’t say why they pick certain people, but the type of people who apply are already quite body-confident, I guess.”

While Love Island is without a doubt the most-talked about show of the summer, many have questioned the show’s casting – which features a series of stunning women with model figures.

People have questioned if it portrays an unrealistic body shape
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The topic has been widely discussed on Twitter, with one user writing: “It’s no wonder that our young adults have body image problems when broadcasters like @itv2 put stuff like #LoveIsland on the TV.”

While another asked: “Is it any wonder girls and boys have body image issues #LoveIsland.”

Camilla says sex with Jamie was 'amazing' and allows him to tell other Love Island lads

And someone else questioned: “Love shows like love island but when are we going to see normal girls on it instead of absolutely stunning girls with unrealistic body image.”

Meanwhile Caroline, who is gearing up for the final on Monday, also said she believes the show is more about relationships than the sex.


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