Love Island applicants left annoyed after it’s revealed producers are selecting contestants put forward by professional agents
Love Island hopefuls have been left feeling rather hard done by after discovering ITV2 bosses are prioritising candidates sent forward by professional agents.
A staggering 150,000 people have applied for the popular reality series this year, but it looks as though not many of these will get a look-in as producers have already confirmed a number of islanders to appear on the 2018 line-up.
A insider who sources talent for the show informed OK! Online: “I’ve already got at least one client guaranteed for the show and I know another couple people who have been lined up too.
“I’m sure they’ll [ITV] be still going through some of the applications to find normal people too, but let’s be realistic here.
“Do you really think someone is going to sit down and sift through a couple hundred thousand CVs? It’s not gonna happen.”
The source continued: “They of course have a list of potential people they want and agents and managers will put forward people they think will do well on the show.
“The main thing is that they need to be good looking, sexy, in decent shape and have some character.”
In other Love Island news, it was revealed this week that this summer’s instalment will be the longest yet. The 2018 series will air for a full eight weeks, rather than the seven weeks broadcast in 2017, meaning viewers will be able to enjoy an extra seven days of drama-filled entertainment.
Radio Times reported the upcoming show the show will run for an extended amount of time, but will hosted as usual by Caroline Flack and will take place in the same Spanish villa as last year.
Love Island returns this June to ITV2.
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