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Love Island Set To Launch New Series About Middle-Aged People With 'Normal Bodies'

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Love Island Set To Launch New Series About Middle-Aged People With 'Normal Bodies'

Love Island is reportedly launching a spin-off series centring on people aged between 40 and 50 looking for love.

That’s right, because normies deserve love too.

The Mirror reports that producers are on the hunt for mature-aged contestants with diverse body types for the new show that has a working title of ‘You Mum, My Dad’. 

Look, we can appreciate the inclusive concept, but the thought of seeing my parents hook up on a reality series has me gagging. However, someone else’s parents..this I can get behind.

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A source told The Sun the series would focus more on those looking for a second chance at finding their soulmate.

They said: “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."

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The source added that contestants would ‘know their minds’ and be slightly more adventurous than the usual batch of Love Island players.

News of a spin-off comes as Ofcom reveals they received over 3,000 complaints in a week for male contestants displaying acts of ‘misogyny' on the show, according to Digital Spy.

The backlash came after the recent ‘movie night’ episode, where many cast mates were revealed to have cheated on their partners.

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One particular contestant, Luca Bish, was criticised for his controlling behaviour over Gemma Owen for merely speaking to other male contestants.

Cosmopolitan reports that following the public’s response, Bish’s family issued a statement via Instagram that read: "I want to apologise on behalf of Luca for his insensitive reaction on last night's episode.

"I know that when he watches it back, he will be embarrassed and deeply apologetic."

Women Aid, a national charity working to end domestic violence, also accused the show of normalising controlling behaviours and called for it to outline guidelines of what’s acceptable in a healthy relationship.

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Head of communications and media relations at Women’s Aid Teresa Parker told Metro: "At Women’s Aid we are being tagged into a stream of Twitter posts, with viewers of Love Island highlighting the misogyny and controlling behaviour being shown on screen. 

“This is clearly more than talking about any individual contestants, and a programme based around the formation of romantic relationships must have guidelines on what behaviour is acceptable and unacceptable in those relationships.

“We are talking to ITV, and they have shared with us information on their inclusion training, but what appears to be missing is specific information on abusive relationships and an understanding of controlling behaviour in relationships.”

Featured Image Credit: Loveisland / Instagram. Alamy Stock Photo.

Topics: Good News, News, TV and Film, Sex and Relationships, UK News

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