That feels like it is the logical move but be interesting how it changes the demos. ITV2 definitely cutting the apron strings now with the main channel - other than Take Me Out and You've Been Framed repeats (and presumably still the next day soap repeats) I don't think they rerun much from ITV at all.
They’ve cut back quite drastically on repeats of the main channel’s entertainment shows too. They used to repeat each episode of BGT/X Factor at least three times over the course of a week. It was normally late on the Saturday night they aired on the main channel, then on the Sunday evening, then again at some point in the week, whereas now I think they just get one repeat on Sunday afternoons. I notice they aren’t repeating The Voice at all this year either, they’ve given the Sunday repeat slot to The Masked Singer.
Pretty sure they used to repeat certain (younger skewing) dramas from the main channel at one point too. Plus of course they’ve almost entirely got rid of the spin-off shows, with only Extra Camp left now they’ve (wrongly IMO) axed More Talent. Whilst it does mean they stand alone as a channel much more I’m not sure the replacements actually rate any better.