If you’re a Love Island fan who is a) single and b) looking to spend summer in the sun in search of romance, you’re in luck!
The dating show has officially opened applications for the 2022 series, five months after the 2021 series ended and saw Millie Court and Liam Reardon crowned winners.
Announcing the news, ITV asked: ‘How do you fancy finding love in the sun?’
They continued: ‘ITV2 are looking for vibrant singles from across the UK who want to head to the sun, in search of love!
‘The chosen cast will spend time in a luxury villa, getting to know one another, 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, ITV want to hear from you ‘straight away.’
The network then link to an application form, which hopefuls must fill out to be in with a chance of starring in series 8.
Applicants must be aged 18 and not related to anyone who works for ITV.
Since the show is filmed abroad, hopefuls must also hold a valid passport and be available for a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks for filming.
Applicants must upload a short video explaining why they would make a good islander, accompanied by a headshot and full length photos of themselves.
Apart from that, the requirements are pretty broad so, if you’re keen, why not go for it?
An audition/casting period is yet to be confirmed but don’t dilly dally, because the 2021 series saw ITV swamped with over 100,000 applications.
It is known that a selection of contestants are scouted on social media to appear on the show, while some already have agents.
With only six islanders from the 2019 series actually applying for the show, if you want to make it to the famous villa, you’ll likely have to fight off stiff competition.
As reported by The Mirror, only Amy Hart, Michael Griffiths, Ovie Soko and Joe Garratt, applied for the 2019 series.
Meanwhile, Curtis Pritchard and Tommy Fury both had agents who helped get them on the show.
Winners of that series – Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea – were approached by producers.
The latest series of the ITV2 show saw Millie and Liam – who are still dating – split the £50,000 prize money.
The show is notorious for catapulting everyday people into lives of fame and fortune so who knows? Could you be the next Molly-Mae?