Based on the hit 1989 comedy drama and Willy Russell’s original play, ITV launches it latest reality tv series, Our Shirley Valentine Summer, this week with 8 middle-aged celebrity women leaving for Greece in a bid to reconnect with their sexuality. Think of it as a mid-budget Love Island setting mixed in with a healthy dose of 80s Rom-Com.
In the first episode, we meet our leading ladies as they jet off to Naxos learning what they want get out of the experience. Making up the cast are 8 single celebs; Melinda Messenger, Sian Lloyd, Nancy Dell’Olio, Aggie MacKenzie, Ninia Benjamin, Lizzie Cundy, Annabel Giles and Ingrid Tarrant, who will be living under the same roof throughout the experience. This week the women follow Greek tradition, meet a third generation matchmaker and participate in a rather revealing dance meditation session.
Our Shirley Valentine Summer – Thursday 9:30pm on ITV.