With a new season of Love Island kicking off, people around NZ are diving into their guilty pleasure watching people run around a villa looking for love.
Usually this all centres around a group of people in their 20s, but it has been announced that the British TV network, ITV, is looking to launch a new spin-off show called ‘The Romance Retreat’ for a more mature audience.
The network is seeking 'vibrant single parents' who are looking for their special someone.
The show’s synopsis states “ITV1 are looking for vibrant single parents from across the UK who are in search of love, for a brand new dating show! This is the ONLY dating show where single parents can search for love, by spending time in a luxury retreat, where all the parents have been nominated by their grown up children”.
Davina McCall spoke to Stephen Bartlett about the upcoming show on his podcast ‘The Diary of a CEO’:
I could fill a villa in Love Island with middle-aged people with the best back stories you have ever heard in your life,
They’ve lived a life – they’re widows, they’re people who have been through horrific divorces. They are people who have split up with somebody and decided they want to try going out with somebody the same sex as them. They’re like interesting people. I’d watch that show.