New series The Cabins kicked off on Monday night, and it seems viewers have mixed feelings about the new dating show.
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Audiences watched as couples Abraham and Sofia, Tom and Olivia, and Charlotte and Sarah spent their first evenings together in their cosy log cabins getting to know each other.
However, given the show was tipped to be the next Love Island, viewers were confused as to why contestants were able to correspond with their friends and family via their phones, something which is strictly not allowed on the hit dating show.
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"Why can they contact the outside world with their phones?!?" one Twitter user questioned, while another argued that the use of phones "kind of spoils the atmosphere".
"I'm not loving the phone convos with outside people, ngl," someone else commented. A third complained: "Why are they just sitting on their phones???"
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Another viewer simply wrote: "The phones are annoying #TheCabins."
However, some viewers were full of praise for the new dating show, especially its inclusion of same-sex couple, Charlotte and Sarah. "Well done to @ITV2 and #TheCabins for allowing same-sex couples," one viewer wrote.
Viewers were left confused as to why contestants were able to correspond with their friends and family
Another fan tweeted: "The Cabins on @ITV2 is the new Love Island for me. One episode and I'm obsessed already."
After the success of the winter version of Love Island, filmed in South Africa, in January 2020, many were devastated when the regular summer version was unable to air last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fans will have to wait until summer 2021 for the show's return. However, ITV bosses have promised to make up for lost time during next year's series, ensuring a "bigger and better than ever".
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