Love Island is NOT working on a 'winter' version for this year

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ITV has rubbished reports suggesting that a winter version of Love Island is in the works.

Following the huge success of the latest summer series, there had been claims that work on a Christmas themed spin-off was underway.

But ITV has said there is "no truth" to the reports.

An insider had told the the Daily Star: "The public have shown they can't get enough of Love Island and this year has been the show's 'watercooler moment'.

"ITV is really keen to exploit the massive momentum it's got at the minute and bosses are thinking really big all the time."

The source added: "Producers smell blood. They reckon Big Brother has had its day and one more smash-hit series of their show at the same time would push it over the edge."

But ITV insisted: "There is no truth in this."

However the hit reality series will definitely return next summer, the channel has already officially announced.

As soon as last night's final finished, ITV2 confirmed series 4 would air in 2018.

The latest seven week run has seen its islanders’ antics become one of the country’s biggest conversation topics, with record ratings making it ITV2’s most successful format amongst 16-34s.

The final yesterday was watched by 2.6 million viewers and in overnight figures, the series has averaged 1.7 million viewers up 750,000 on last year.

The series, which sees sexy singletons searching for love in a sunshine paradise, has generated numerous watercooler moments, with the exploits of couples including winners Kem and Amber, runners up Camilla and third placed Jamie and Olivia and Chris keeping viewers gripped throughout the Summer.

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