Here's what you can expect
The UK has been glued to Love Island since it returned to our screens earlier this month, but many fans are already worried about what they'll do at 9pm on week nights when it's all over. What else will we talk to our colleagues about first thing in the morning? How are we going to fare without Ian Stirling? And we'll probably have to ditch shouting 'I've got a text!' whenever we read our WhatsApp messages. Sigh.
But if you're worried about life after Love Island, we're here to tell you that you needn't fear. The creators of the popular ITV2 show are working on another reality TV dating show to fill the void.
Singletown is the new offering from the masterminds behind the most famous Majorcan villa on the telly. Instead of watching singletons match up and find love, it'll document the lives of couples who will spend the summer apart to see if their relationship can withstand the separation.
As Glamour reports, 'some of them are childhood sweethearts who've never been with anyone else, some of them are doubting their commitment and some of them just want one last summer fling before they settle down.'
While separated, they'll be living in swanky London apartments and going on dates with singles who have been handpicked for them by producers. Once the summer is over, they'll decide whether they want to stay in a relationship with their other half or end things.
The plan is reportedly set to air every evening, much like Love Island (except Saturdays).
Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels at ITV, told Cosmopolitan: 'Singletown is a fun relationship show featuring a diverse mix of young couples from all over the UK brought together in the most aspirational urban setting - London in the summer.
'ITV2's young audience will hopefully be hooked on the dating dilemmas, twists and turns and the fresh and re-kindled romances that emerge from this exciting new format.'
Piqued your interest? Same.
Oh, and applications are open now if you fancy putting your relationship to the test.
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