New boys enter the Love Island villa
New boys enter the Love Island villa

Love Island bosses used Tinder to help find contestants for new series

Producers of the show revealed some of the secrets behind the new series

Sarah Young
Friday 25 May 2018 21:10
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Applications for the upcoming fourth series of Love Island opened last year and producers have reportedly received more than 150,000 bids from people hoping to get into the infamous villa.

But, it seems that filling out an online form wasn’t the only way to get noticed.

In fact, bosses have suggested that they used dating app Tinder to help cast the most entertaining, and attractive, islanders yet.

Speaking alongside Love Island presenter Caroline Flack for the Royal Television Society, executive producer Tom Gould and managing director of ITV Studios Entertainment Angela Jain revealed what fans can expect from the new series of the Bafta-winning show.

When questioned about how they went about choosing this year’s faces for the villa – last series producers trawled nightclubs and used social media - reporters asked if the producers had used Tinder, to which Jain confirmed: “We don’t want to cast the same characters every time.

“We aren’t looking for the next Camilla or the next Montana, that’s the opposite of what we’re looking for.”

Gould also revealed that the bosses were looking for “different ways to test the couples” during their time on the island.

“If we’re going to pick a winning couple to win £50,000 at the end, we tell the couples at the beginning that they will be tested,” he said.

“We look for the different ways to pick out the fault lines in the relationship and test them.”

The talk comes after the launch date for the new series was confirmed by the channel, with the show returning to our screens on June 4.

“Announcement Klaxon,” they wrote on Twitter.

“Brand new #LoveIsland lands Monday 4th June @ITV2 @LoveIsland.”

While the names of the new contestants remain under wraps for new, it is expected that series four will have a major overhaul, as producers are cutting down on the number of on-screen smoking scenes.

This comes after Ofcom received more complaints about contestants having a cigarette than their bedroom antics.

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