I can already hear 50% of you groaning at even the sight of the words ‘Love Island’, but whether you love it or loathe it, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon – and now, Love Island application is open for the upcoming summer series! Laura Whitmore will repraise her role as host of the show.
The popular series bosses were determined to get the show up and running this year and are calling it the biggest show yet. The show’s team have put plans in plce to ensure that the series can go ahead, according to the Daily Star. The source said: “Producers are aware that international travel will still be restricted, so they are having to plan around that,” they explained. “It is likely they will need to quarantine all contestants.”
“They also think they’ll need to fly over three times as many contestants than normal in case some of them fall ill”, adding “It’s definitely going to be the biggest in show history.”
Following the cancellation of both 2020 series, producers now have their eyes set on an extended summer 2021 show. And, the production team have been given the go ahead to get started on the process which will start in May 2021, according to The Sun.
ITV announced on New Year’s Day that: “ITV2 are looking for vibrant singles from across the UK who are searching for love!
“Our Islanders spend time in a luxury villa in the hope of finding love, but to remain in paradise they must win the hearts of the public and their fellow Islanders, who ultimately decide their fate on Love Island.
“If you think you’ve got what it takes, then we want to hear from you!”
If you’re looking for love and a cheeky holiday, then it’s time to put on your best swimmers and get on those sunbeds in preparation. But, you know what it also means… You’ll probably have to put down the isolation snacks if you want a chance at the Love Island application process, because the show is renowned for choosing your typical hot Instagram types who’ve clearly never heard of a doner kebab (pretty boring, if you ask me).
Personally, I’d love to see a bunch of typical Yorkshire folk donning a flat cap and a pint, chatting up the lasses poolside by saying ‘Na then, y’alright Love?’ as opposed to the typical preened and primed bunch, but that’s just me.
The show is looking for “vibrant singles” to audition for the show, which sees a group of singletons quietly fight for the winning cash prize of £50K, while stealing each others partners and gossiping about each other on the terrace.
A source said: “Reality shows can now have huge casts living together as long as all participants and crew have isolated for two full weeks beforehand, as well as having regular temperature testing both on and off-set.
“Obviously there’s always an element of risk but ITV bosses feel it’s time to get the Love Island cogs turning, with a view to it being made in early summer.”
Love Island Applications must be over the age of 18 and must be available for an eight-week period to film for the show.
You can apply here.