I’ve caught the Love Is­land bug!

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

I’VE suc­cumbed. Fi­nally, trag­i­cally, I am en­tranced by ITV2 hit show Love Is­land.

It took a while to warm to the pro­gramme, which seems to have half the na­tion ob­sessed, but now I’m truly hooked.

Whereas be­fore I thought it was a mind­less cat­walk pa­rade for ridicu­lously per­fect bod­ies with plumped lips and false bits (ac­tu­ally, this is still the case) there is a wit and in­tel­li­gence that is ut­terly bril­liant.

Not from the con­tes­tants, but the show pro­duc­ers, whose ed­its and show for­mats are un­beat­able.

Add this to the in­spired choice of Scot­tish pre­sen­ter Iain Stir­ling (pic­tured) for voiceover and it’s as in­no­va­tive as it is ad­dic­tive.

I met Iain at a re­cent awards do and he was

nat­u­rally funny, tak­ing to the stage all gan­gly arms, legs and pint glass to have the au­di­ence in stitches.

As for con­tes­tants there will be few last­ing stars from Love Is­land, but Stir­ling is on the way to be­com­ing a house­hold name.

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