After seven years of perfectly toned twenty somethings gracing our screens it’s been reported are launching a brand new for middle-aged singletons.
The dating show, which first aired in 2015, will see older contestants with ‘real bodies’ hoping for a second chance at love.
With a source telling more mature islanders will likely bring ‘intelligent conversation’ and a new perspective to TV screens.
‘It will give people a second chance’: ITV bosses to launch Love Island for ‘older people with real bodies’ – and their CHILDREN will choose their dates (Gemma Owen pictured during the current season)
The men and women will live together, much like the current format, however will be coupled up behind the scenes by their children and has the working title of ‘Your Mum, My Dad’.
A source went on to tell the publication: ‘Times change and the current generation in their 40s and 50s still care about how they look, are fit and healthy, into fashion and are ready to let their hair down.
‘This show will give those who settled down young a second chance at love while they still feel in their prime’.
MailOnline have contacted representatives for ITV and Love Island for comment.
Brain box: With a source said mature contestants will likely be more interesting and capable of ‘intelligent conversation’ – unlike their younger counterparts (Dami Hope pictured in this series of Love Island’
While some have hailed the latest series as ‘the most diverse’ lineup to date, others viewers were ‘disheartened’ at the lack of inclusivity in terms of body shape.
One aggrieved viewer tweeted: ‘So when will there be plus size people?Or can only perfect bodies appear on the show?’
A second Twitter user expressed how it would be ‘nice to see people who look like you on telly: ‘I’m not being funny but can we have some gals who are maybe a size 16/18/20 on love island and some guys who aren’t massive spice boys pls,’ she added.
Body: While some have hailed the 11 unveiled the latest series as ‘the most diverse’ lineup to date, others viewers were ‘disheartened’ at the lack of inclusivity in terms of body shape (this year’s cast pictured)
Last year, bosses defended the same claims of a lack of diversity, saying the Islanders have ‘healthy BMIs’.
Representatives for the reality show told MailOnline at the time: ‘As a broadcaster, ITV celebrates diversity of every sort across our range of programmes in our schedule and across our channels.
‘In terms of casting for Love Island, the only stipulation to applicants is they must be over 18, single and looking for love.
‘This is so disheartening’: Fans have slammed Love Island for casting the same body shapes ‘year after year’ and questioned the absence of ‘plus size’ contestants (Paige Thorne pictured)
‘This year’s Love Islanders come from a diverse range of backgrounds with a mix of personalities and have a healthy BMI.’
It comes after it was revealed four new bombshells will be entering the villa to cause chaos on Wednesday.
The Islanders receive a text inviting them to get ready to host welcome drinks for four new arrivals Jamie Allen, Reece Ford, Lacey Edwards and Nathalia Campos.
Here comes trouble! The Love Island villa is about to be turned upside down as four new bombshells are set to make their entrance on Wednesday’s episode (Lacey Edwards pictured)
As night falls the bombshells make their way into the Villa, upon entering 25-year-old dancer Lacey says: Lust auf Sex ‘I am a sexy, single, show girl ready to turn some heads.’
The beauty added that she thinks her background as a dancer will help her on the show, saying: ‘I’ve grown up at auditions with a thousand girls competing for five places and if you don’t want it and you’re not competitive, there’s no point showing up.
27-year-old professional footballer Jamie comments: ‘I shoot, I usually score, if I want something, I’ll go and get it.’
Newcomers: The Islanders receive a text inviting them to get ready to host welcome drinks for four new arrivals Jamie Allen, Reece Ford, Lacey Edwards and Nathalia Campos (pictured)
Reece Ford (left) said: ‘I definitely think the boys are going to be worried about me, I am tall, dark and handsome, what more does a girl want?’
Jamie also said that, as he is enterting the villa at a later stage, he’ll have no problem stepping on the other guys’ toes to get the girl he wants.
23-year-old Brazilian social media influencer Nathalia added: ‘I am going to bring the South American spice into the Villa, I can’t wait to get my flirting game on, the girls better watch out.’
With not long left until the final, Natalia won’t have a problem getting to work right away as she told how she falls in love fast.
Bombshells: The four new bombshells will make a dramatic entrance to the villa
Show: Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox
She said: ‘I fall in love very quickly, I am a Libra, I am always falling in and out of love… or at least I think I am in love.’
Coventry based 23-year-old model Reece says: ‘I definitely think the boys are going to be worried about me, I am tall, dark and handsome, what more does a girl want?’
Although he’s still in his early twenties, Reece insisted he’s ready to settle down: ‘I am mature enough now.I was a bit of a ‘Jack the lad’ and a player but now I feel like I am more mature and ready to find love.’
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.