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Peter Andre takes aim at Love Island’s new format and says it doesn’t work

Peter Andre says the new Love Island format doesn't work as he took aim at the show.

The Mysterious Girl hitmaker has done more than his fair share of reality TV over the years.

The 46-year-old says he thinks Love Island is back on screens too soon.

The first ever winter series of the show kicked off just over a week ago, with ITV bosses deciding to push the popular format out two times a year.

But Peter thinks it's overkill.

The former I'm A Celebrity campmate wrote in his new magazine column: "I had the pleasure of standing in for the wonderful Richard Arnold on Good Morning Britain again and then the lovely Andi Peters for the live competitions segments.


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"Admittedly, there were a few technical issues during the morning, which saw me being cut off twice while on air. Apparently, there was a problem with one of the cables, but that's live TV for you.

"Speaking of TV, I'm not too keen on the winter Love Island. I had to watch one episode for my entertainment section on GMB. It's a great show, but it's back too soon. There are certain programmes that work being once-yearly, such as Strictly, and I feel Love Island is one of them."

As well as airing in the winter for the first time ever, Love Island also returned with a new host.

Laura Whitmore was brought in to replace Caroline Flack when she stepped down from her hosting duties.


This series has already caused some controversy, with Islander Ollie Williams announcing he was leaving the villa after realising he was still in love with his ex.

However, his exit came at a time when he was the subject of a petition by fans who wanted him off the show after pictures of him posing with dead animals he'd supposedly hunted and killed emerged online.

Some people were convinced that ITV had covered up the real reason Ollie left.

But bosses insisted that he left of his own accord and for the reasons he stated.

He later spoke out to deny he was a trophy hunter, saying: "Having left the Love Island house I have become aware of the press stories circulating in the UK. I would like to make a number of comments on the various claims and accusations.


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"I had no knowledge of the stories until I had left the Love Island villa and all cast members are unaware of any news stories while they are on the programme.

"My reasons for leaving Love Island are as communicated on the show.

"I did not shoot any of the animals shown in the photographs nor have I ever shot as a trophy hunter.

"I did volunteer to take part in the conservation and anti-poaching programme in Mozambique, a part off which involves old or sick animals being culled. I was there as an observer. "

* Love Island airs nightly on ITV2 at 9pm

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