Network Says No To LGBT Version Of 'Love Island'.
ITV studio head, Kevin Lygo, spoke about the popular dating reality show at Edinburgh’s TV Festival, on Thursday.
A Real World style dating show, Love Island has been breaking ratings records.
And just as the show's popularity started to soar, rumors began to spread that a LGBT version of the show might be in the works.
But yesterday, Lygo shut down those rumors, and crushed our dreams.
“The format doesn’t allow it."
But as Attitude points out, the show has featured bisexual women, who "coupled up."
So bisexual women are ok, but not other LGBT people?
Later at the festival, Lygo commented on the representation of of LGBT people on television.
“There are quite enough gay people on television.”
Although LGBT media representation has increased in recent years, there's quite a bit of progress to be made.
ITV, for example, carries not a single LGBT program.