What is ITV’s The Romance Retreat? Davina McCall confirmed as presenter after ‘manifesting’ job

ITV has announced a new ‘middle-aged’ Love Island with Davina McCall at the helm

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Davina McCall 'manifested' the hosting duties of The Romance Retreat (Pic:Getty)Davina McCall 'manifested' the hosting duties of The Romance Retreat (Pic:Getty)
Davina McCall 'manifested' the hosting duties of The Romance Retreat (Pic:Getty)

With Spring certainly taking its time to come around, the idea of a countryside retreat must sound inviting to most people and with the winter Love Island wrapping up last Monday, ITV has announced a new dating programme to thaw the cold weather.

The Romance Retreat is being labelled as the ‘middle-aged’ Love Island as it invites single parents to look for love at a ‘luxury’ location.

According to the ITV website’s casting call, “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.”

The casting call comes ahead of Mother’s Day on 19 March, so as children turn into Cupids to nominate their parents and hope their mums or dads can find love, who will be at the helm to help them?

As much as the ‘grown up children’ are praying their single parents can find a spark in The Romance Retreat, Davina McCall has been manifesting that she would get the job to host the new ITV show. 

The Masked Singer presenter confirmed her role on Instagram saying: “I manifested and I made it happen. I willed there to be an amazing new dating programme for grown-ups, people who have lived a life, who have been through experiences, bad, moving, they've had tough lives. They've got luggage but they deserve love and it's happening.”

Applications for single parents aged 18 and above are now open on ITV.com for The Romance Retreat and are available until Friday 31 March at 23:59 pm.

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