Love Island 2023: How to apply to be on the ITV2 dating show

It might be too late to head into the villa this summer, but fans of the hit reality show can still apply to compete in next year’s series

Isobel Lewis
Monday 01 August 2022 08:44 BST
Indiyah plays recorder in Love Island talent show

The Love Island 2022 final is almost upon us.

The ITV2 dating show returned on Monday 6 June for its eighth series and has been airing each night since, with the exception of Saturdays.

Applications for the show opened at the end of last year, with many contestants being scouted to join on social media.

With just two episodes left to go, understandably it’s too late to apply to be on this season. But if you reckon you’ve got what it takes to appear on next year’s series, applications are open now.

You can apply to be on the show on the ITV website – but there are some pretty strict rules.

You must be aged 18 or over and not employed by or closely related to someone who is employed by ITV. You also need to have a valid passport and be able to commit to the whole remaining Love Island series.

The Love Island application stage can be long – and for good reason. It involves a thorough pre-filming psychological and medical assessment, including assessments by an independent doctor, psychological consultant and reports from their own GP to check medical history.

Applicants who reach the later stages are required to fully disclose in confidence any medical history that would be relevant to their inclusion in the villa and the production’s ability to provide a suitable environment for them.

Love Island’s 2022 contestants (ITV)

It’s also made sure that that they understand the potential implications of taking part in the show and work through this decision-making process in consultation with their family and those closest to them to decide whether it is right for them.

Ahead of this series, contestants were offered inclusion training covering language around disability, sexuality, race and ethnicity, behaviours and microaggressions.

Love Island continues on Sunday 31 July.

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