Love Island sees ‘more applications than ever’ as it vows to be ‘inclusive’

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The ITV2 massively popular show, Love Island, is set to return to our screens this summer for the 2021 series and the show’s makers have said they have seen “more applications than ever”, according to reports.

So far, more than 1,000 singletons have already been interviewed trying to become part of one of the most popular reality shows on our screens.

The Love Island team have been reported as saying they’re “very pleased” with the potential 2021 line-up after having more applicants than ever to choose from.

The 2021 line-up has been described as “diverse and inclusive” by those in the know.

Love Island’s previous line-ups has been criticised by fans in the past with many claiming the show wasn’t inclusive of enough in terms of ethnic backgrounds, body types and did not represent the LGBT community.

ITV has responded to claims of not representing the LGBT community, stating it is a “logistical difficulty” due to the format of the show and although the contestants do not have to be 100% straight, it’s important that they have plenty of choices when it comes to coupling up in the show.

But, the 2016 series did see Katie Salmon and the late Sophie Gradon couple up in the show and became Love Island’s first same-sex couple.

Series 7 is long-awaited by the show’s millions of fans following the 2020 series being forced to postpone as the world was in the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Builders are busy working on the luxury Majorcan villa was that is home to contestants throughout the show and the series is thought to be airing on ITV2 on 28th June 2021.

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Although it was confirmed Love Island will return to the show's original location of Majorca, there are reported fears that ongoing changes in the easing of travel restrictions and rules suddenly changing that plans could be scuppered last minute.

Those applying for the 2021 series have reportedly been told that they will need to be available to be free to be abroad for 10 weeks and will have to undergo a psychological and physical assessment.

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