Love Island 2018 is bound to make stars out of the latest line-up of islanders – but it turns out they won’t exactly be raking in mega money during their time in the villa.
It’s been revealed that this year’s contestants will be paid just £2.80 an hour to appear on the hit reality show, which adds up to getting £200 per week.
Yep, that’s all they’ll be getting for being filmed 24/7 as well as doing photoshoots and interviews.
‘All the islanders are getting £200 a week to be on the show,’ a source tells The Sun Online. ‘If you break it down to how many hours they’re filming every day it’s absolutely nothing!
‘But they know the end goal is mega-money and fame.’
So the islanders might have to scrimp a bit at first but they could be in for a mega payday whether they win or not.
‘If they win, it could be £50,000 they leave with or £25,000 if they split the pot,’ the insider explains. ‘Then they’ll make loads off the back of magazine deals and sponsorships.
‘They’re all prepared to take the hit now because this time next year they could be rolling in it!’
Well that’s true – apparently just making a personal appearance can bag a Love Island star £2,000, whilst collaborations with companies such as fashion labels can result in an even bigger paycheque.
‘If you get a deal with a fashion brand, you could earn £10,000 up front and £5,000 to £10,000 every month thereafter depending on sales,’ a source says.
‘If they work hard they can make hundreds of thousands of pounds – regardless of whether they win or not.’
Wowzers. It comes after it was revealed last week that the 2017 islanders are still making a good living from sponsored Instagram content, with Kem Cetinay apparently able to earn up to £8,600 for just one post. Impressive!
Now excuse us whilst we start our application for next year’s show…