Channel 4 to launch Love Island rival where singles tempt couples

Could this new dating show be the next Love Island? Channel 4 set to launch rival series where ‘adventurous singles’ tempt couples to cheat on their partners

  • Channel 4 reportedly planning to launch a new dating show to rival Love Island
  • Series will see romantic hopefuls hitting on people already in relationships 
  • Programme’s makers are advertising for ‘adventurous singles’ for the show  
  • Latest Love Island news and updates from the Series 7 contestants right here

Channel 4 are reportedly planning to launch a new dating series to rival ITV’s iconic show, Love Island. 

The broadcasting company revealed their plans to create a dating show where they encourage contestants to hit on people who are already in relationships.

According to The Sun, the programme will be set in a ‘luxury location’ and makers are ‘already advertising for ‘adventurous singles’ who are willing to ‘take part in a new social experiment dating series’.’

Channel 4 bosses are no doubt hoping that the series will follow in the success of previous dating shows including Love Island and Netflix’s original hits like Love is Blind and Too Hot to Handle. 

Channel 4 are reportedly planning to launch a new dating series to rival ITV’s iconic show, Love Island where they encourage contestants to hit on people who are already in relationships (pictured, Liberty and Jake on this year’s season) 

This summer’s season of Love Island has seen couples rocked by cheating allegations and ‘head’s turning’ for new islanders.

Millie and Liam’s romance was rocked in Casa Amor after the Welshman’s head was turned by Lillie Haynes, 22, who he passionately kissed during the ‘lads’ holiday.’ 

Meanwhile Toby found a connection with contestant Chloe before recoupling with Abi and Mary. In recent days he has returned to couple up with Chloe. 

News of a potential Channel 4 show to rival the programme comes weeks after it was revealed the BBC are planning to launch a new dating series.

This summer’s season of Love Island has seen couples rocked by cheating allegations and ‘head’s turning’ for new islanders (pictured, Liam kissing Lillie Haynes, 22, during the ‘lads’ holiday) 

The broadcasting company revealed their plans to create a post-Covid dating programme called Love In The Flesh in the hopes of amassing large viewership numbers. 

The proposed show, expected to air on BBC Three, will reportedly feature participants who believe they have found The One on dating apps during the pandemic.

It will then record them as they take the plunge to meet their love interest in person. 

In The Flesh will set-up the online dating app couples on a first date abroad, using a format similar to that of Love Island. 

Stringent measures: It comes after Love Island addressed their duty of care after two islanders; Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis (pictured), and host Caroline Flack, tragically died by suicide within a period of 20 months

Cameras will follow the lockdown couples’ every move at the exotic destination to see whether sparks fly or if the chemistry fizzles out in person. 

According to The Mirror, the new production will be filmed in the summer and will premier on screens across the UK later this year.   

Meanwhile, Love Island returned to TV screens at the end of June after a year’s hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with ITV outlining the new duty of care protocols to protect Islanders’ mental health.

It was revealed earlier this year that the ITV2 dating show had enlisted another clinical psychologist ahead of the new series.

ITV listed the show’s new duty of care protocols in a statement, which will support Islanders before, during and after filming.

It comes after Love Island previously addressed their duty of care after two islanders; Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis, and host Caroline Flack, tragically died by suicide within a period of 20 months.  

The protocols are in line with the show’s last series but also now feature another clinical psychologist, Dr Matthew Gould, who joined ITV last year and work with Dr Litchfield, an external advisor to the business.

Heartbreaking: Sophie, 32, took her own life back in June 2018 after appearing on season two of the show. Her heartbroken boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, 25, took his own life 20 days later

Devastating: In February 2020, the host of Love Island, Caroline, was found dead at her home after taking her own life, a day after hearing the Crown Prosecution Service would go ahead with a trial for allegedly attacking her boyfriend Lewis Burton in 2019 

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