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Love Island US will be a less raunchy version of the UK series

Love Island US is going to be toned down to fit American broadcasting rules.

The UK version of the series was known for its raunchy challenges, such as islanders revealing their favourite sex positions by acting them out with the other contestants.

But when the American version of the show is released, we might not see anything more risque than kissing games.

Revealing swimwear and the amount of swearing are also likely to be reassessed for an American audience.

ITV boss and Love Island executive producer David Eilenberg said: ‘We have to conform to broadcast standards, so what happens with language and — to some extent — what we see visually will be a little different because of the platform we’re on.’

He added: ‘We want it to feel like the World Cup of reality TV.’

Eilenberg told Entertainment Weekly that CBS, where it will air in the US, ‘very much supports the show’ and said the US series will reflect the UK show as it ‘has become less provocative and more broad appeal over time.’

He later said: ‘Love Island is like Clueless — it’s a bunch of people trying to find their way to love, and you’re rooting for each of them.’

Wednesday night’s episode saw Elma Pazar and Joe Garratt booted off the show.

It came after islanders voted for the two least compatible couples, with viewers then having the option to send one person from each couple home.

Joe said of his exit: ‘I’ve definitely fallen for the girl so yeah, I do hope there’s a future for us.’

The Sun has since claimed that Joe is being prepared for possible backlash from the public outside of the show, and is being kept in a ‘safehouse’. understands that Joe and Elma have stayed in the same accommodation since leaving the villa on Monday night and are being looked after by the Love Island producers as is normal of any contestants who have left the villa.

Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.

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