With another sizzling summer of love right around the corner, ITV showrunners have been busy brainstorming new ways to keep Love Island fresh and exciting
With another sizzling summer of love right around the corner, ITV showrunners have been busy brainstorming new ways to keep Love Island fresh and exciting for viewers before it returns to our screens on Monday, 6th June.
And executive producer Mike Spencer has revealed that the beloved dating show has had a bit of a makeover this season, with contestants spending eight scorching weeks in a brand-new Mallorcan villa.
But the old villa isn’t the only thing that bosses have decided to dump, some iconic Love Island challenges are getting the boot too.
Taking to Reddit on Wednesday, Mike answered a number of fans questions posed about what’s in store for the show this time around.
One of the most popular topics was about whether the infamous challenge “Spit the Roast” will be making a comeback.
The divisive task sees each of the couples assemble a roast dinner one ingredient at a time – all without using their hands.
The gruesome game often leaves viewers squeamish as they watch their favourite contestants spit foods like gravy and vegetables into each other’s mouths.
According to Mike, the show will be shifting away from food-based challenges this summer, many will be pleased to hear.
One Redditor asked: “Why the spitting food challenges [crying emoji] I beg youse [sic] to stop, such a waste of food! I really think doing challenges with incentives or couple building activities would be so much better.”
Agreeing with the fan, the ITV boss replied: “Agreed on the food challenges. We are moving away from the food-based challenges as we know them [on the show].”
The update was welcomed by many Love Island enthusiasts, who took to social media to share their delight upon hearing the news.
“I cannot express my utter joy at finding out the food challenges are being moved away from,” one person wrote.
Another fan said: “Best news. Would love to see the challenges have some benefit tho. Guaranteed night in hideaway etc.”