How much the Love Island 2018 contestants get paid revealed

Love Island 2018

Love Island 2018 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 4 this summer are paid £200 a week to be on the show.

It works out at just £2.80 an hour.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "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."

Reports out this week have claimed that Love Island contestants can pick up £1000s following the show just for posting to Instagram.

Last year's contestants 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 over the past 12 months.

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 have 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, and 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 see him earning £8,170 per post.

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

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