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Seven reality shows to watch this summer to fill the Love Island void

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Seven reality shows to watch this summer to fill the Love Island void

Dani Dyer is crying just as much as we are at the fact Love Island is now over (Picture: ITV)

There are plenty of reasons not to sob now Love Island is over.

Firstly, the reunion show is airing this Sunday. Secondly, you can still stalk all of your favourite islanders on social media to keep up to date with what theyre doing. Thirdly, it might cost you a few bob but you can go and rent the Love Island villa for the summer, if youre really that upset.

But aside from these reasons, dont forget your TV sets arent going anywhere and, lucky for you, there are still a number of great shows waiting for us to get hooked on this summer.

So, without further ado, seven shows to get obsessed with now our holiday romance with Love Island is over…

Celebs Go Dating

The obvious choice is most definitely Celebs Go Dating. Why? Because a certain Love Islander has signed up to star in the new series. Thats why.



Speaking of Eyal, we wont be without the model for too long, as he recently signed up to Celebs Go Dating.

After not finding love in Majorca, the curly-haired 22-year-old has decided to try his hand at another reality TV show, in a bid to settle down.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO MERCHANDISING Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock (9732591aw) Eyal Booker 'This Morning' TV show, London, UK - 02 Jul 2018 LOVE ISLAND: THE REACTION & AN EXCLUSIVE CHAT WITH THE LATEST DUMPEE EYAL Olivia Attwood is here with the latest reaction from the weekend?s Love Island. She joins us alongside two of the show?s biggest fans - The Speakmans - for their take on the action in the villa. And we?re getting an exclusive chat with Eyal after he became the latest contestant to have been dumped!

Eyal Booker has signed up for Celebs Go Dating (Picture: ITV)

And hes in good company, as Olivia Attwood has also signed up for the E4 show, following her split from exes Chris Hughes and Bradley Deck.

Sugababes Mutya Buena, Made In Chelsea star Alik Alfus and TOWIE favourites Chloe Sims and Vas Morgan will also be trying to find the one.

Celebs Go Dating returns to screens in autumn.

Ex on the Beach

Its a safe bet that if you like Love Island, youll be all over Ex On The Beach too. The main difference is, EOTB might have slightly more unavoidable drama (yes, its more dramatic than that time Wes ditched Laura for Megan who then ditched Wes for Alex).

Imagine jet-setting off to your dream holiday destination in the pursuit of romance only to find out that your potential love interest is your ex… yep, awkward huh? This years series will air in just over a fortnight, on Monday 15 August on MTV, so youve got two weeks to watch old YouTube clips of it and scrub up on what to expect.

Seven reality shows to watch this summer to fill the Love Island void

This might look like Love Island but its not, its Ex On The Beach (Picture: MTV)

Model Squad



This show is definitely up any Love Island fans street. You get to follow nine high-fashion models on their journey in the cutthroat world of modelling. Will they make it big while still having personal lives?

Expect to see boyfriend dramas, eventful staycations and more. The show premieres on Tuesday 4 September on Hayu, so now is your chance to spread the goss and hook your friends up on the hottest upcoming drama show so you can discuss it in as much detail as you analysed Love Island with your mates..

Celebrity Big Brother

There are just two weeks to wait until the next series of Celebrity Big Brother, which means arguments, tantrums, potential romances and bizarre friendships we never saw coming – every single night.

Basically like Love Island, but with a little more rain.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Brett Cove/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock (9708092l) Gabby Allen The Diva Awards, Waldorf Hilton, London, UK - 8 Jun 2018

Will Gabby Allen be popping up in the Love Island villa? (Picture: Getty)

And, if the last season is anything to go by – with Jonny Mitchells surprise appearance – its likely well be getting at least one Islander in the house too.

Gabby Allen has been hotly tipped to join this years line-up, following her split from Marcel Somerville. But surely a 2018 alumnus could make a surprise entry? Alexandra deserves a second chance at love, doesnt she?

Married to Medicine

If youre looking for well-crafted slanging matches and the potential drink in the face, then Married to Medicine is for you. Centred around women who are doctors, or are married to doctors, the show peeks inside the manic lives of the people saving lives day-to-day.


You can binge five full seasons now, and the underrated show will be back for a sixth season next year on reality TV Mecca, hayu.

Queer Eye

If you didnt know already, the smash-hit TV show from the noughties is back with a fabulous new cast. Excited, much? These lovable guys are tackling not just straight men but anyone who needs the Fab Fives expert help.

With Antonio covering food and wine, Tan focusing on fashion, Karemo providing dating expertise, Bobby revamping anything from homes to restaurants and Johnathan – the grooming guru. Just have a box of tissues at hand since the first episode alone will get your heartstrings going. You can binge watch both seasons and the Australia special on Netflix now.

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Imagine the Instagram potential in the Love Island villa (Picture: ITV2)

Rewatch Love Island

Okay, we saved the best til last. What better way to get rid of the Love Island blues than by reliving the whole thing again?

The first two seasons of the dating show were added to Netflix earlier this year, ready for you to watch and weep along to. Its as if ITV2 could tell we might need some comfort during the difficult time ahead, as they recently announced series three is also available to watch on the ITV Hub, so we can all remember the moment Kem and Chris first met, and transport ourselves back to the whole did Jess and Muggy Mike have sex debacle all over again.


To make things really simple for you, because its hard enough trying to distract yourself from Love Island blues, you can watch all of the above shows in one place, on any TV, through a Roku streaming player. Happy watching!

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