Love Island boss hints at less drama amid rumours Casa Amor & lie detector axed

Love Island 2019 is undergoing a major shake-up as ITV bosses bring in better protection for contestants and there's been a major hint that there's going to be a lot less drama this series.

The show is bringing in a new package of aftercare measures for the stars to help them cope after they leave the villa.

The measures were announced in a statement released today that also suggested there will be changes to the show's format.

It comes amid swirling rumours that regular features of Casa Amor and the lie detector test have both been axed from this year's run.

Creative Director ITV Studios Entertainment Richard Cowles said today that viewers will see a format that's "familiar" – hinting it will be similar but not the same.

He appeared to be focusing on the happy positive side of the show rather than the confrontations that often keep viewers hooked.

He said: "We’re very excited that Love Island is back for another series.

"It is the nation’s favourite dating show and we have a fabulous new cast of young singles all looking for love and ready for a summer of romance in the iconic Love Island villa.

"The format of the new series will be familiar to Love Island viewers and we can’t wait to see how the new Islanders take to life in the villa and how relationships blossom.

"We hope that viewers will be hooked as they watch these young singles fall in love – hopefully it will be a summer to remember for both the Islanders and our viewers."

A source close to the show previously confirmed to Mirror Online that producers are undecided over whether to use Casa Amor this year.

It causes huge amounts of drama every year as it allows the male stars to leave the main house and set up camp in the nearby villa, where they are introduced to a fresh cast of sexy single females.

Last year, it almost broke up winners Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham as the pen saleman was put into Casa Amor with his ex-girlfriend Ellie Jones.

Dani burst into tears when she found out Jack was hanging out with his ex and it could have split them up for good.

There was also high drama for Georgia Steel after her partner Josh Denzel went into Casa Amor and came back with a new woman, Kaz Crossley.

Poor Georgia was left heartbroken when she got publicly dumped on TV.

There's also been growing speculation that the show will not use the lie detector tests this year following the death of Jeremy Kyle guest Steve Dymond.

He took his own life days after taking part in a lie detector on the show, and Jeremy Kyle was subsequently axed by ITV.

Love Island returns to TV on June 3.

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