The Cabins: what is the new Love Island-style dating show and when will it be released on ITV?

4 January 2021, 11:26

The Cabins - a new dating show from the makers of Love Island - will arrive on ITV2 soon - Here's what we know about how it works, its trailer and release date.

Love Island was cancelled for the first time last year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with show bosses pulling both the June series and next year's winter version.

ITV have confirmed, though, that a similar new show called 'The Cabins' will air in January 2021 - and see singletons spend the night together in a cabin in the middle of nowhere in the UK.

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Announcing the show, Paul Mortimer, ITV's Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, previously said: "This is a fantastic new format which challenges young people to delete the apps and attempt to date face to face, with no distractions. 

The Cabins is coming to ITV2 soon
The Cabins is coming to ITV2 soon. Picture: ITV2

"We're thrilled to be bringing this show to ITV2 viewers who will have front row seats, eavesdropping on our couples as they attempt to find true love."

And Michael Mannes, head of the show's production company 12 Yard, added: "We are delighted ITV2 have commissioned the series and can't wait to get into full production on what we hope will be a big hit with this exciting new twist on the reality dating format."

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How will The Cabins work?

The Cabins will see singletons get together in a remote cabin in the UK to find love.

Describing the show, ITV2 said: "Singletons are ditching the dating apps, giving up the ghosting and casting off the catfishers in favour of spending 24-hours getting to know each other in an intimate log cabin. 

"Nestled in the UK, each sumptuous cabin boasts a hot tub, games, romantic outdoor seating and fully equipped kitchens to rustle up date-worthy treats. 

"After 24-hours together the couples must decide if they are lovestruck or lovelorn."

When will The Cabins be released?

ITV have confirmed that The Cabins will start on 4 January 2021.

Is there a trailer for The Cabins?

There is! You can watch the trailer below:

The Cabins is coming to ITV2 on 4 January 2021.

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