Love Island Applications Have Reached Their Highest Yet During Lockdown

Sure, what's yet another lockdown?


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It seems singletons are getting used to lockdown, sure they’re only applying to take part in another lockdown, complete with sunshine and plenty of other singletons to flirt with, of course. Love Island bosses have reportedly witnessed a massive increase in applications for the next season, with more than 13,000 people rumoured to be seeking a place in the villa.

Despite the questions surrounding the next season, the staff of the hit reality show are doing their best to ensure the season goes ahead, as close to normal as possible. According to reports, extra staff have even been drafted in to interview potential Islanders and whittle them down into a shortlist.


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Speaking to The Sun, an insider said “Applications have gone through the roof since lockdown. Never before have so many people applied in this six-week time span. Over seventy percent of the applications have come from 18 to 28-year-olds and the videos being sent in have been more creative than ever as people have more time on their hands.” They continued, “Once candidates have been whittled down to a shortlist, they’ll be interviewed face-to-face.”

This all comes after the news that the new potential Islanders will have to be tested for coronavirus before entering the villa. “Producers are optimistic the series could go ahead, but they don’t want to take any risks with coronavirus spreading on set so are looking at testing contestants in advance,” a source told The Sun.

Well, there’s nothing we can do only wait and see what happened. Sigh.


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