With just days to go until Love Island is back, the secrets behind this year's batch of hopefuls are revealed...
With just over one week to go until the new series of Love Island hits our TV screens, it’s emerged that some of this year’s hopefuls were found on TINDER.
Back in April there were reports that over 150,000 singletons had applied to the hit ITV2 show in a bid to find love (and – let’s face it, spend eight weeks sunbathing in an epic villa).
But, with mounting pressure to continue the success of the show – and top last year’s personalities – TV bosses have turned to less traditional methods to find this year’s islanders, including signing on to dating app Tinder.
Despite finding a winning formula of personalities that work – including the likes of Camilla Thurlow and Chris Hughes – producers aren’t looking to put copy-cats in the villa in order to emulate success.
Love Island’s senior producer, Angela Jain, said: ‘We don’t want to cast the same characters every time.
‘We aren’t looking for the next Camilla or the next Montana, that’s the opposite of what we’re looking for.’
It feels like we’ve been waiting for the return of Love Island for AGES, but now Caroline Flack has arrived in Majorca – the countdown is officially on.
The host teased her return to the island over the weekend with a series of snaps on her Instagram story.
But, this year Caroline, 38, won’t get a villa to herself during the two months filming Love Island as her new fiancé, Andrew Brady, 27, has flown out to Majorca with her. And it’s thought he’ll stay for the duration as the pair are ‘inseparable’.
A source close to the TV presenter said: ‘Andrew will be by her side.’
Free holiday to Love Island? We wouldn’t say no either!