Love Island in huge shake-up as bosses bring back ‘missing’ part of the show after it was ‘axed’

LOVE Island is set to receive a huge shake-up, with bosses bringing back a ‘missing’ part of the show after it was ‘axed’.

The Sun can exclusively reveal that Love Island spin-off Aftersun will return this summer after being absent from the All Stars series.

Love Island spin-off Aftersun will return this summer


Love Island spin-off Aftersun will return this summerCredit: Rex

The main ITV2 show will kick off again on Monday, June 3, with Maya Jama back as host.

A source said: “Love Island bosses tried to mix things up for All Stars as they saw it as a brand new format.

“One of the ways they tried to make it different was ditching Aftersun and having Maya interview the islanders outside the villa immediately after they were sent packing.

“Viewers didn’t love the change though and really missed Maya fronting the Sunday night spin-off, so bosses are definitely bringing it back for the regular series.

“Logistically, it makes sense to have it back too as Maya stayed in Cape Town for the whole of the All Stars run, whereas she will be flying back and forth between the Mallorca villa where the summer series films, and London where Aftersun records.

“Producers are already reaching out to agents to book guests for the first few shows of the new series when it returns in June.”

Love Island representatives have been contacted for comment.

Following rumours circulating online, The Sun confirmed in January that ITV had shelved the sister show.

An insider said at the time: “Bosses want the new series to feel and look really different from the regular series, and this time around, when islanders leave the villa, they will be greeted by host Maya Jama upon their exit who will grill them for all the goss fresh from the firepit.

“It means Maya will have even more screentime which will thrill viewers, who can’t get enough of her, and also that there will be loads more reaction from the All-Stars the second they get dumped.

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“This isn’t the end of Aftersun though, it will absolutely be back. The different with All Stars, however, is that it’s almost like a completely new show, so producers wanted that to be reflected in how the exit interviews are done too”.

The interview segment of the show still had a live audience, with tickets on sale via the Applause store website.

Aftersun began airing on Sunday nights to accompany the regular series of Love Island since 2017.

The show, which first hit the small screen in 2005, was rebooted for ITV2 10 years later and the spin-off started in series three after ratings went through the roof for the main show.

The main show will kick off again next month with Maya Jama back as host


The main show will kick off again next month with Maya Jama back as hostCredit: ITV

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