Love Island has had over 150,000 applications for the new series

Love Island 2017: Caroline Flack

Love Island has received over 150,000 applications for the new series.

The hit ITV2 series will return this summer for its fourth season.

And after last year's record breaking run, it seems everyone wants to enter the villa.

The Daily Star on Sunday reports that ITV has received a whopping 150,000 applications to date.

Host Caroline Flack told the tabloid: “I mean, why would you not apply?

"Everyone wants to be in love. Secondly, you get to be on holiday for nine weeks. Third, you get to get a good tan. And fourth, you get to have fun!”

You can still apply now to appear on ITV2's Love Island 2018 this summer for series 4.

And 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, is continuing to cast up until the end of April.

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 De La Hoyde, who recently gave birth to her first child with partner from the show Nathan Massey, encouraged: “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.”

However she warned: "It’s going to be bloomin’ hard work to get into that villa next year. The number that applied this year was big, so next year is going to be even bigger."

To apply for Love Island 2018 you must be at least 18, have a valid passport and, if required, visas to travel and stay within the EU, plus of course be free for a long hot summer in 2018.

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

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