New series: When does Our Shirley Valentine Summer start on ITV?

For those of who you may have grown a little tired of the super-buff bodies on Love Island, Our Shirley Valentine offers a delightful alternative.

The new ITV series features eight celebrities crammed together inside a Greek villa.

Its mission is to create a warm and playful series that focuses on female friendships and fresh starts.

These ladies may be single and ready to mingle, but they won’t be faced with the same ‘love’ conundrums as those moral-less young bucks in Love Island – that’s for sure!

Our Shirley Valentine will be a much more modest affair then Love Island.

When is Our Shirley Valentine Summer on TV?

Confirmed only very recently, Our Shirley Valentine Summer will premiere on Thursday 19th July.

What channel is Our Shirley Valentine Summer on?

If you didn’t already twig from the title, the series will air on ITV.

With four hour-long episodes, it’s going to be a lot longer than the Shirley Valentine film, so that’s promising.

Dating, new careers, personal transformations: who are the women we’ll be watching?

Meet Our Shirleys

Our Shirley Valentine Summer is mixing things up with a number of faces familiar, predominantly from television in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

There’s former model Melinda Messenger, lawyer Nancy Dell’Olio and comedian Ninia Benjamin.

Not forgetting weather reporter Sian Lloyd, who will be keeping an eye on the love forecasts.


There’s also Lizzie Cundy, Annabel Giles, Ingrid Tarrant and How Clean is Your House star Aggie MacKenzie.

We are expecting her to spend the entire series dusting down all the communal space, though.

Where is Our Shirley Valentine Summer set?

Although there has been no confirmation as to where the series is filmed, we can look forward to some Greek island hopping.

What are the odds of Mykonos, where the original Shirley Valentine was filmed, will feature heavily?

Regardless of the actual destination, there’s no chance our ladies will be slumming it in €10 hostels.


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