Kelly Brook has begged ITV to let her host "middle aged Love Island," after they announced plans for a dating show focusing on single parents.

The 43 year TV presenter has some experience in the field as she presented a similar show named Celebrity Love Island in 2005, alongside comedian Patrick Kielty, who is married to Cat Deeley.

It included celebrities such as Calum Best and Liz McClarnon as they looked to find love.

Speaking about how she would be the perfect fit for the role, Kelly said she is "vintage Love Island".

She spoke about her wish to bag the job with her Heart FM radio co-star JK (Jason King) while recording their weekday evening show.

Kelly said: "I’ve got to do it. I’m sorry but I’m vintage Love Island. I did the first series. Hello?!

"I just want to put my hand up for that job if they’re looking for a host. I still can’t present very well, but it doesn’t matter."

She even said that a top ITV produced had "pitched" the idea to her, as she claimed that she was "at the seed" of the series due to her early days of presenting Celebrity Love Island.

ITV bosses have shared a call-out through their website for "vibrant single parents" to audition for their show, called The Romance Retreat, which will be aired on the main channel.

The blurb for the programme reads: "ITV1 are looking for vibrant single parents from across the UK who are in search of love, for a brand new dating show!

"This is the ONLY dating show where single parents can search for love, by spending time in a luxury retreat, where all the parents have been nominated by their grown up children."

A TV source previously spoke about a possible grown-up version of Love Island to The Sun, where they shared: "Times change and the current generation in their 40s and 50s still care about how they look, are fit and healthy, into fashion and are ready to let their hair down."

With the aim of giving people a "second chance", they continued: “And, let’s face it, they know their minds, will be capable of intelligent conversation and are likely to be much more adventurous – all ingredients regular Love Island sometimes lacks.”

It looks like Kelly has got some competition for the coveted role, as former Big Brother presenter Davina McCall has also spoken publicly about her desire to host the middle aged version of the ever-popular Love Island show.

Speaking on Steven Bartlett's Diary of a CEO podcast, she explained she has "no embarrassment or shame about emailing a TV company or the head of a TV company and going 'Have you thought about this?'"

She confessed that she's "literally begging ITV to let me present midlife Love Island".


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