ITV has confirmed that there will be no new series of Love Island UK until next summer, when the reality show will be back for an extended run.

Fans' hopes of a series later this year or a winter series in early 2021 have been dashed in the wake of the Covid-19 emergency.

An ITV spokesperson told RadioTimes.com: "Love Island UK will return bigger and better than ever with an extended run in Summer 2021." There are no details at present on the duration of the extended run.

Earlier on Monday, an unnamed source had told The Sun: "ITV want Love Island to be a huge success so have decided to put all their energy into making next summer's series a bumper run, and not trying to force a winter version, given the uncertainty in the television industry still at this point.

"January 2021 seems a long way off, but the process would be starting imminently and with certain restrictions still in place they don't want to approach anything half-baked."

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