Kate Beckinsale 'can't stop' watching Love Island

Kate Beckinsale loves Love Island credit:Bang Showbiz
Kate Beckinsale loves Love Island credit:Bang Showbiz

Kate Beckinsale “can’t stop” watching ‘Love Island’.

The ‘Jolt’ star compared watching the ITV2 dating show to a “car crash”, insisting it is hard for her to turn her head away from the chaos.

The 48-year-old actress told the Daily Mail’ newspaper's Richard Eden while attending the National Film Awards - where she scooped up Best Actress - in London on Tuesday (05.07.22): “It's like watching a true crime and you can't stop it. It's a bit like a car crash.”

But Kate - who is mother to actress Lily, 23, who she shares with her ex, actor Michael Sheen - wouldn't want to take part in the show herself, and joked she doesn't think her family would even "let" her appear in any reality shows.

She said: “I have been watching 'Love Island' and, before you ask, I don't want to apply. I haven't been offered any reality TV gigs and I don't think my family would let me."

The ‘Serendipity’ star confessed that “it looks like hell” in the 'Love Island' villa, because she isn't a fan of sharing a swimming pool with strangers.

She said: “It looks like hell and just the worst thing to be on. First off, I don't like dating, and, second, I don't like being at a pool with lots of people that I don't know.”

As well as her liking of 'Love Island', US-based Kate - who is the daughter of the late ‘Porridge’ star Richard Beckinsale - also has a penchant for Pot Noodles and other “naff” imports from the UK.

She explained: “Because I live in America, I get excited about slightly naff English things like Love Island and Pot Noodles — so it's really important to me.”

'Love Island' continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.

The dating reality show can be seen in Ireland on Virgin Media Two and Virgin Media Player.