Love Island bosses planning all-star series including celebs and former contestants who are still single

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LOVE Island bosses are planning an all-star celebrity series of the show for next year.

Insiders have claimed that secret plans are already underway to bring back some of the most popular stars from previous seasons as well as other celebrities for a super season of the ITV2 dating show.

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An ITV insider told the Sunday Mirror: “Bosses are aware that they don’t want the format to become too stale and die a death, so they are planning on sexing it up by having famous faces in there.

“It is bound to go wild.”

The claims of a new series comes after bosses were forced to defend reports that the show is faked.

Insiders claim that every inch of the show is managed by producers and Islanders are even told WHO to sleep with.

Molly-Mae was accused of fake crying during her date with Tommy

However, bosses have denied the claims and addressing the criticism to the Sun Online in a statement, they said: “Love Island is not scripted.

“As anyone who watches the show regularly would know, Love Island is a combination of reality and produced elements that are reflective of what’s happening in the villa, and is a fair and accurate representation of villa life.

“We have always been completely transparent about this and the way the show is produced.

“This is often acknowledged in the voice over by Iain Stirling. It is absolutely untrue to suggest that Love Island is fake. The opinions they have and the relationships formed are completely within the control of the Islanders themselves.

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“As we have said since series one, Love Island is a combination of reality and produced elements.”

A source claimed to the Mail On Sunday that producers care more about ratings than the individuals who take part.

A source told the publication: “People don’t realise how scripted it is, how much the producers influence it.

“It is completely disingenuous and a lot of the time very, very fake. It isn’t fair to mislead the audience like that.

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“The producers don’t care what they’re doing to people as long as they’re making their ratings. We were treated like performing animals and the current cast are still.”

A second source, who took part in the show in 2017, said they overheard cast members learning lines after producers explained what they should say in a scene.

They said: “We heard them learning their scripts off by heart. They were going over and over what they were going to say. Nobody would have had to practise so long if it was genuine. We were kept away so they had time to do it.”

And one more co-star claimed “when the boys choose which girl they want to pair up with, they are told by staff who to go for”.

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Love Island has become an advertising gold mine for ITV, with the show tying cast members into contracts to promote brands that rake in huge revenue for the channel.

Uber Eats paid £5 million to be the main sponsor this year.

Meanwhile, the current season has already earned £8 million more in clothing, make-up and merchandise licensing than last year’s thanks to its deal with I Saw It First.

It’s thought the show rakes in £136million overall for ITV.

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