Love Island pushed back to July and will run for EIGHT weeks – but bosses have scrapped the winter series

LOVE Island won't air until July and will run for EIGHT weeks – but bosses have scrapped the winter series.

MailOnline reports the ITV2 show has been pushed back three weeks.

It's thought current restrictions on overseas travel has impacted the launch date as bosses scramble to pull the series together in time.

An insider said: "Crew members are scheduled to fly out to Majorca on June 20 – with the series expected to launch a week later.

"The delayed launch date will not have an impact on the length of the series, with the show still running for a duration of eight weeks."

In 2019, the first episode of the latest summer series aired on June 3, but the ITV2 series is expected to air the week after.

Temperatures at that time of year often reach 30 degrees, so it really is set to be a long, hot summer.

Bosses also have Jersey on stand by if another strain of Covid hits and travel is once again restricted.

The cast are expected to all fly out a the same time and will be tested and quarantined prior to entering the villa.

In January 2020, the first winter series of Love Island launched, but show bosses have scrapped plans to bring it back.

The source added: "Winter Love Island on the other hand has been 'indefinitely postponed' as bosses put all their energies until the summer series."

The first winter series was won by Paige Turley and Finley Tapp, however the series was tragically overshadowed by the death of Caroline Flack.

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