Love Island AXES part of the show and fan favourite's future is in doubt as boss reveals MASSIVE changes

LOVE Island's food challenges have been binned as part of an overhaul ahead of the new series.

The challenges which were notoriously messy and "disgusting" have been ditched as another show favourite hangs in the balance.

The show's executive producer Mike Spencer revealed the shake-up while answering fan questions on Reddit: "We are stepping away from the food challenges as we know them."

Fans often dubbed the food challenges as "disgusting" and in the 2021 series saw contestants play 'Spit the Roast'.

The aim of the game was for the boys to pass the entire contents of a Sunday roast in record time to the girls – who then had to regurgitate it back onto a plate.

Mike also revealed the controversial Casa Amor postcards might not be making a comeback.

"We have published our duty of care protocols very publicly and we have an incredible welfare team on the series," he explained.

"I agree we have to be incredibly considered when making editorial decisions."

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He added: "We are also making a dating entertainment series but humour is normally at the heart of most storylines.

"I think we are considered and it always becomes tricky with the passing of information but we aim to find balance in the show."

The 2021 instalment of the ITV2 hit made history as the most complained about Love Island ever – racking up over 35,000 official complaints to the telly watchdog.

The Casa Amor postcard sparked controversy when angry viewers claimed it didn't accurately show how Teddy and Liam had behaved in the second villa – accusing bosses of trying to cause unnecessary drama.

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Mike's Reddit AMA came just a day after the show's producers finally revealed Love Island's air date.

We previously revealed when the ITV show would return and bosses yesterday posted the date on its official Twitter account.

A message read: "Here's your first hot date of the summer #LoveIsland is back Monday 6th June on @itv2 and @itvhub!"

An insider told The Sun earlier this month: “Love Island is coming back with a bang and it will begin on the second full week in June.

“The schedules are being put together now and fans can expect a long, hot summer of fun from the villa from June 6.

“Filming for the promotional adverts is beginning in the next couple of weeks and the ads will start in May.

"This series is going to be the longest ever and it’s from a brand new location so it’s all very exciting.”

Love Island, which first started in June 2015, is still a massive hit and is the most popular show for 16 to 34-year-olds.

Host Laura Whitmore is back to present the new series, after signing a £500,000 deal last month.

“She is excited to be going back to the villa and seeing what dramas unfold.”

Earlier this week it was revealed the villa is taking shape after works got underway with a huge pool and firepit installed.

Lucky contestants will get to call the £2.57m lodgings in sunny Majorca home while they're in the show.

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Romance is set to blossom as they dive into the 20m swimming pool, with drama promised as they gather for eliminations around the firepit.

Daily Mail pictures also showed the lucky house guests will also have access to an outdoor kitchen, which sits between the firepit and pool.

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