Love Island

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Imagine: a Love Island for middle-aged, tired, soft-bodied people. I’d watch it | Lucy Mangan
ITV’s new show The Romance Retreat sounds more ‘real’ than the antics in Casa Amor. But just how true-to-life will it be? says Guardian TV critic Lucy Mangan

Lucy Mangan

26, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Pushing maths to its limits’: how ‘100%’ became the catchphrase reality TV can’t resist
From sweaty Love Island contestants professing love to The Traitors swearing their fidelity, shows have been taken over by a three-digit saying – even if it can veer into arithmetical baloney

Michael Cragg

24, Jan, 2023 @12:03 PM

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The Romance Retreat: ITV to launch Love Island for mid-life single parents
Casting is open for the dating show, in which contestants will be nominated by their adult children

Alexi Duggins

19, Jan, 2023 @11:13 AM

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What’s the reality behind the ‘Love Island smile’? – podcast
As the ninth series of ITV show Love Island kicked off yesterday, viewers may have noticed contestants’ perfectly straight, white teeth. But are there risks associated with achieving a flawless smile? Madeleine Finlay speaks to dentist Paul Woodhouse about some of the dangers of dental tourism

Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay, sound designed by Joel Cox, and executive produced by Ellie Bury

17, Jan, 2023 @5:05 AM

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Love Island returns to screens with new host Maya Jama and rule change
Ten contestants compete in winter series of UK’s most popular dating show after duty-of-care overhaul

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

16, Jan, 2023 @4:15 PM

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Love Island and eBay renew deal after ‘pre-loved’ clothing boost
Online retailer to sponsor ITV reality show for second time as it lauds commercial impact of partnership

Lauren Cochrane

05, Jan, 2023 @1:40 PM

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Love Island to ask contestants to stop social media for their own protection
Islanders will have to suspend accounts while in villa, as part of ITV show’s duty of care overhaul

Jamie Grierson

30, Dec, 2022 @3:22 PM

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Love Island and Matt Hancock top list of 2022 Ofcom complaints
Many objected to I’m a Celebrity appearance but regulator found neither reality TV show breached broadcasting code

Jim Waterson Media editor

21, Dec, 2022 @1:35 PM

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The man to thank for Qatar World cup betting ad crackdown: ASA chief Guy Parker
Under its longtime boss, the Advertising Standards Authority is now baring its teeth at greedy influencers, unscrupulous crypto firms and anyone making spurious eco claims

Mark Sweney

29, Nov, 2022 @5:12 PM

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If Matt Hancock’s getting punished for going awol, why didn’t Boris Johnson? | Brief letters
Brief letters: I’m a Celebrity | Love Island | Tories on BBC local radio | A tricky question for the teacher | Beautiful Zimbabwean homes


02, Nov, 2022 @6:11 PM

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Love Island winner Ekin-Su on sex, spin-offs and surgery: ‘I’ve not had anything major done. OK, apart from the boobs’
She sashayed into the villa as just another bombshell, but stole the show. Now she’s got a £1m fashion deal, TV gigs – and a hot Italian boyfriend. Has Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu raised the bar for reality TV?

Zoe Williams

15, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Maya Jama to succeed Laura Whitmore as Love Island host
DJ and presenter will take over when the reality TV show returns for ninth series early next year

Kevin Rawlinson and agencies

12, Oct, 2022 @1:26 PM

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