Love Island 2017 cast won't include fame hungry wannabes

Love Island host Caroline Flack has revealed this year's cast won't include fame hungry types.

The TV presenter says that while many may have applied to become famous, they won't be heading into the villa.


The hit ITV2 series had over 60,000 applications for this year's third series following last summer's show.

"It could be different this year because the previous contestants have done so well," Caroline admitted, "In all honesty, some people could be applying to be famous. I think that is definitely why some people apply."

However, she explained to the Daily Star newspaper: "We cast it well and we are finding some good people that genuinely want to meet people and fall in love.

"We’re not there to make celebrities, we are trying to find couples. You can tell when someone likes someone, can’t you? I can!"

And Caroline also promised actual reality telly.

"I’m more of a viewer than a presenter I think," she said. "I watch it religiously. I don’t get addicted to many shows but I do with that one, with our one, with this one. I’m talking like a viewer. I love it! What’s the best bit? The reality.

"It’s so real. It’s those genuine feelings, you know, when you like someone – it happens at school. And when you are around that person you are the least yourself ever. You are like, “I can be really funny but when I’m around that person I’m not funny any more.” It’s that – and you see it."


Caroline added: "We know how they’re feeling and then we can see how they’re acting."

Love Island season 3 starts on Monday, June 5 on ITV2.

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