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Love Island’s winter series could be in jeopardy – as crime levels continue to rise in Cape Town

Violent crime rates in the South African capital are at an all time high

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Love Island bosses are being encouraged to rethink shooting the brand new winter series in Cape Town.

When the latest series of the show wound down earlier this summer, it was announced that Love Island would return to our screens in early 2020 with a new version filmed in Cape Town, South Africa.

However, The Daily Star has now reported that bosses are being urged to reconsider the shooting location due to the rising violent crime rates in the capital.

Bosses are being asked to take the safety and wellbeing of the Islanders into consideration.

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The country’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has reportedly deployed troops to Cape Town in order to reduce the surge in violence.

According to reports, locals say gangs are to blame for drug and alcohol-fuelled violence.

At present, ITV have not commented on whether or not they will change the shooting location.

The winter series of Love Island, presented by Caroline Flack, is set to return to our screens in January.