How much Love Island contestants get paid revealed


Love Island contestants get paid to be on the show, it’s been revealed.

But it’s unlikely to be enough to cover the bills, let alone get rich.

According to reports, the Islanders on series 5 this summer are paid £250 a week to be on the show.

It means those who last from launch until the end will head home with £2,000.

The Daily Star newspaper says that the money is given in order to “compensate” participants for giving up their time to appear on the show.

The figure for 2019, which has not been officially confirmed by Love Island bosses, is up on a rumoured £200-a-week fee from last year.

A source told The Sun newspaper in 2018: “All the islanders are getting £200 a week to be on the show. If you break it down to how many hours they’re filming every day it’s absolutely nothing! But they know the end goal is mega-money and fame.

“If they win, it could be £50,000 they leave with or £25,000 if they split the pot. Then they’ll make loads off the back of magazine deals and sponsorships.

The insider added: “They’re all prepared to take the hit now because this time next year they could be rolling in it.”

Of course even those that don’t get close to winning can cash in.

Love Island contestants can pick up £1000s following the show just for posting to Instagram.

Past Islanders have enjoyed continued popularity after leaving the infamous villa, with the likes of Chris Hughes, Kem Cetinay, and Amber Davies accruing millions of social media followers.

The former Love Island contestants have capitalised on their new-found fame through sponsored posts, as brands everywhere line up to use the much-loved Love Islanders as a way to get their products in front of millions.

OddsMonkey previously analysed Love Island’s 2017 contestants’ Instagram followers to calculate how much each of the ten most followed contestants are earning through sponsored ads on social.

Winner Kem has done a series of sponsored ads, partnering with well-known brands such as First Choice Holidays, potentially earning a staggering £8,600 for one post thanks to his large army of social media followers.

Joint winner, Amber Davies, may not have as many followers as her ex Kem Cetinay, but with 1.6 million followers on Instagram, Amber has the potential to earn around £6,880 for just one promotional post.

Chris Hughes also has a huge earning potential through social media promotion; his 1.9 million followers could earn him £8,170 per post.

Similarly, Olivia Atwood’s 1.5 million followers could see her rake in £6,450 for every promotional Instagram post.

The current series of Love Island will conclude on Monday, July 29.

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