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Love Island bosses refuse to include gay and lesbian contestants

Love Island bosses refuse to include gay and lesbian contestants”

The whole objective of this show is to find love between two contestants who end up walking away with a whopping £50,000, which is obviously split between the pair.

While millions of viewers absolutely adore this show and can not wait until the next series, others had something else to say about it.

Former Xtra Factor presenter Matt Edmondson said: "Having spent much of a year ago in the presence of Simon Cowell, I'm used to finding myself in terrifying situations, so I feel fully prepared to be taking on the challenge of hosting Release The Hounds".

However, a source told The Star that an LGBTQ version of the show could be in the works.

Love Island is returning to ITV2 this summer after its highly successful third series back in 2017, and you could be living in the villa.

While many people delighted in the various adventures and dramas of the show participants, others felt that it could do with a little more diversity.

Love Island's Kem and Amber
WENN When does Love Island 2018 start? Kem and Amber were crowned winners last year

A source close to the series previously said that LGBT singletons will be cast in the 2018 series.

A spokesman said executive producer Richard Cowles' comments about gay contestants from past year remained the same.

"Love Island is supposed to be a reflection of pop culture and shows modern dating".

'Young people are becoming more and more fluid in their sexuality and gender identity, so the channel have realised they can't alienate that audience, either'.

In 2016, bi contestants Sophie Gradon and Katie Salmon paired up on the programme, but were told to romance a man if they wanted to be in with a chance to win the £50,000 cash prize.

Applications for Love Island 2018 are now open.



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