Love Island is back on our screens tomorrow night on ITV 2 – grab your water bottle, your bikini, and any weird inflatables you can put on your tanned hands
Love Island fans have been raving about how this year’s starting lineup went for the show.
With over 100,000 toned singles flooding producers with apps to step into the mansion in towering wedges or designer flip-flop makers will be spoiled for choice for those looking for love. .
But despite the selection, only three Islanders were initially selected from those who actively applied – the rest were handpicked by the producers.
While the number stunned fans when it was announced by Mail Online, it is not the lowest number of applicants in any series. Back in 2019, Amy Hart was the only OG to bother applying – and she left early after Curtis Pritchard turned her down for Maura Higgins.
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This year, the three people who have applied are Paige Thorne, 24, real estate agent Andrew Le Page, 27, and microbiologist Dami Hope, 26.
Those approached included Gemma, daughter of Michael Owen, and first deaf contestant Tasha Ghouri.
A source told MailOnline: “There have been close to 100,000 applications this year, about the same as most years, but the final cast doesn’t reflect that.”
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Although it is not clear whether bombshells and the contents of Casa Amor may have been removed from the application process.
Fans took to Twitter to praise the show’s inclusion and those with “real” work outside of making an impact but some added: “I don’t see why they can’t choose from these who want to join the program.”
Several ITV stars from Love island have been asked to be on the show multiple times, Olivia Attwood and winner Liam Reardon.
A Love Island spokesman said: “All Islanders will go through the same process before entering the villa, whether they apply or be approached.”
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