LUKE MARSDEN: We’ll meet again - but not yet

This week we received news that has sent shockwaves through the reality TV community: Love Island has been cancelled for 2020.
There are more pressing issues to deal with than missing this year's dose of Love IslandThere are more pressing issues to deal with than missing this year's dose of Love Island
There are more pressing issues to deal with than missing this year's dose of Love Island

How will we possibly get though this summer without watching half-naked people discuss which brand of prosecco they prefer?

I spoke to fellow Wiganer Kay Burley on her Sky News breakfast show this week and told her of my lack of surprise.

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In the midst of a global pandemic does anyone give a bikini’s bottom about Love Island?

2020 may as well be cancelled, sporting events are off, music gigs are off and the only thing that we have got to look forward to is endless Loose Women repeats.

Yes, let’s reset this year and try again in 2021.

I had lots of plans for how this year was going to look and most of them will have to be postponed but it’s the people who have been planning for a big event, a wedding etc, who I feel for the most.

Years of preparation for the big day and probably the item every wedding planner would naturally overlook: a global virus.

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On Sunday Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will reveal a roadmap of how lives may try to get back to “normal”: a word that is a top contender for word of the year alongside “unprecedented”.

Unless we can queue up for a portaloo in a muddy field, put our phone torches on and swing our phones back and forth, I fear normal is a long way away.

I’ve never actually been to a music gig in a field, can you tell?

I do believe we will see each other again (The Queen told us we would!) albeit we may be two metres apart.

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But at this point I think I speak for all of us when I say, I’ll take that.

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