Love Island sees over 80,000 applications in ONE WEEK for next summer's series

Caroline FLack (Love Island 2017)

Love Island has seen record numbers of applications for next summer's series in just one week.

The final of the current series aired just last Monday with applications for series 4 next year opening straight after.

Since then a record breaking 80,000 people have applied to become a contestant for the series.

A Love Island source told The Sun newspaper this week: “There’s an extraordinary demand to be on the show next year.

“We’ve already had over 80,000 applicants after just a week. It seems like more young people than ever want to go on TV, have sex, find love and maybe even make a million pounds. It’s an irresistible combination.”

When it comes to getting on Love Island, as long as you're 18 or over and single, there are pretty much no rules.

The sexy reality show, which films on the island of Majorca in Spain, just finished its third series with record breaking viewing figures for the channel and a fourth run has already been confirmed for next year.

Up for grabs for the winning couple across the first three series was £50,000 and the chance for a happily ever after. But mainly the money.

Winner of 2016's Love Island Cara encouraged everyone to apply: “Don’t be put off by how you perceive yourself. Love Island can only put in people who apply, so if you’re a beautiful plus-size girl – or a guy with not many abs – remember, me and Nathan won.

“Nathan wasn’t 6ft 5in with loads of abs. I’m not blonde with big boobs – I’m brunette, with mixed origins and little boobies.”

Applications for Series 4 of Love Island in 2018 are open at ITV.com/LoveIsland

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