We’re getting a new celebrity Love Island-style show

Oh, we'll definitely be tuning in

Olivia Buckland Love Island

by Ruby Norris |
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After last year's Love Island proved to be a HUGE hit with viewers, produces and TV types have been thinking up ways to replicate it's success with new show formats.

We've had boys and girls battling it out in the South African desert on Survival Of The Fittest and talk that Love Island 2018 is going to be bigger and better than ever.

Now, TV execs are hoping to tap into a more mature audience with a new Love Island-style show for famous women over 40.

The new series will apparently be based on the 1989 film Shirley Valentine - which sees Shirley (Pauline Collins) jet off to a Greek island on a journey of self-discovery, only to find lurrrve along the way - and involve eight female celebs seeking romance.

Shirley Valentine
Tom Conti and Pauline Collins in Shirley Valenting (1989) © Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock

Called My Shirley Valentine Summer, the new show will see the group of women immerse themselves in culture and adventure on a Greek island, while staying in a fancy shmancy villa.

A source told The Sun: “Whether it is discovering a new relationship, hobby or career or rediscovering their confidence and ambition, the show will see the famous group living together and forming new friendships to share every moment of this unique experience."

It's reported that the teams behind Channel 4's The Jump and the BBC's Real Marigold Hotel will begin filming the series next month.


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