Step aside Love Island, for Channel 4 have just thrown their hat into an already convoluted ring of dating shows with what could arguably be the most explosive format yet.
The broadcaster is said to be planning a new series based on the exploits of polyamorous couples after being inspired by retired boxer David Haye’s unorthodox three-way romance with long-term girlfriend Sian Osborne and pop singer Una Healy.
Haye surprised fans by jetting off for an exotic holiday in Morocco with the two brunettes earlier this year after apparently drafting mother-of-two Healy into the relationship before Christmas.
The 41-year old has since recruited attractive health and lifestyle influencer Mica Jova into the romance after Healy reportedly withdrew from the unexpected throuple in March to ‘focus on her family.’
Channel 4 are now said to be keen on developing a show akin to ITV2 smash Love Island, with an emphasis on three-way relationships.
You’re welcome: David Healy’s throuple with Una Healy and Sian Osborne has inspired Channel 4 to create a new Love Island style dating show aimed at polyamorous romances
Triple threat: Haye surprised fans by jetting off for an exotic holiday in Morocco with the two brunettes earlier this year after apparently drafting mother-of-two Healy into the relationship before Christmas
My turn: The 41-year old has since recruited attractive health and lifestyle influencer Mica Jova into the romance after Healy reportedly withdrew from the unexpected throuple in March
A source told The Sun: ‘Whereas Love Island is all about coupling up to win, this show will actively encourage contestants to have more than one partner.
‘It seems David’s ménage à trois has inspired men and women to delve into this steamy new world.
‘Like Love Island, the show will see people placed inside a plush pad for their romantic and sexual antics.
‘But given the nature of the show, it could lead to even more explosive scenes than the ITV favourite.’
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While the channel is reportedly looking ahead to an autumn launch, Healy is said to be ’embarrassed’ about going public with her reported ‘throuple’ with Haye and Osborne.
Make mine a treble: Haye cryptically wrote about meeting ‘open-hearted individuals’ who don’t judge him on the ‘societal expectations foisted upon a man of 42’
Throupled up: Channel 4 are now said to be keen on developing a show akin to ITV2 smash Love Island, with an emphasis on three-way relationships
The source told OK! magazine: ‘She had to cut the tie and doesn’t want anything to do with them now.
‘David is on some other path himself, he’s enjoying life at the moment. It’s all about his ego and lavish lifestyle.’
The former Saturdays singer recently confirmed she is single and is focusing on parenting her two kids Aoife, ten, and Tadhg, eight, who she shares with ex-husband Ben Foden.
She told the Irish Mirror: ‘I am single and raising my two children, just like many other single parents – both men and women – doing a great job.
‘I am a single parent, I don’t like the term single mother as it has negative connotations.
‘You can’t do it all by yourself, there is no shame in asking for help, be that from childcare, family or friends.’
Awkward: Healy is said to be ’embarrassed’ about going public with her reported ‘throuple’
Old times: The former Saturdays singer shares two children with rugby player ex-husband Ben Foden, who she divorced in 2018 (pictured in 2016 )
Haye has shared an array of cosy pictures with his girlfriend and Jova as they enjoyed a sun-soaked holiday together.
The former heavyweight boxer took to Instagram at the end of March to share photographs of himself, Osborne and the blonde bombshell in Costa Rica.
Captioning his posts, he wrote: ‘In the opening chapter of 2023, I have immersed myself fully in the richness of each passing moment.
‘I have found myself in the company of open-hearted individuals who perceive me through the lens of my daily actions, rather than the societal expectations foisted upon a man of 42.
‘A recalibration of my manner of living shall be necessary, for the attire of flip-flops, shorts, and a perpetually bare abdomen is hardly suited to the climate of my home town of London.
‘I shall carry with me the memory of those extraordinary connections forged with radiant spirits, who shared in the marvellous odyssey we embarked upon together.
‘I eagerly anticipate resuming this wondrous journey at the dawn of 2024, picking up precisely where I left off.’