Love Island chiefs issue a warning to this year's contestants

Love Island 2017: Caroline Flack

Love Island producers have issued a warning to this year's ast.

Season 4 of Love Island begins VERY soon, with a confirmed start date for Monday, June 4.

The upcoming series follows last year's massively successful run, which ended with ITV2's highest ever viewing figures when 3 million tuned in.

Stars of the show have gone on to cash in with TV appearances, product deals and more, alongside the £50,000 prize money.

But bosses have warned this year's lot that taking part in the show is not an easy way to get rich.

Producers Tim Gould and Angela Jain took part in a panel at the Royal Television Society this week to talk about the new series.

"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, we look for the different ways to pick out the fault lines in the relationship and test them," Gould said (via the Daily Mirror).

Discussing the cast for the 2018 series, they revealed how singletons had been scouted via the likes of dating apps including Tinder.

Jain said: "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."

Also appearing at the event was Love Island host Caroline Flack, who returns to the show for her fourth year alongside narrator Iain Stirling.

"To host something you’d actually watch, that’s the dream. You want to be a viewer too. It was a show I’d loved beforehand," she told the panel.

Love Island 2018 will begin next Monday, June 4 on ITV2.

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