An Unprecedented Amount Of People Have Applied For Love Island 2018
Are you one of the genetically-blessed hopefuls?
In figures that aren't even remotely a little bit leave it, the number of people who'd like to enter the Love Island villa and become 2018's answer to Chris and Kem (or Kem and Amber for that matter) is pretty damn colossal.
The ITV2 show opened for applications last week, and - hot on the heels of the 2017 series wrapping up - over 40,000 people expressed an interest in going on the series. That's roughly the size of the entire population of Dover. NBD.
An insider initially told The Sun that 80,000 people had filled out the application form although a spokesman for the TV series later piped up to say that that figure was more than a little bit elevated.
At the time, the source said: “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."
In the meantime, producers have shut down speculation that a Winter Love Island could be in the works: "Love Island will be back next year, and we're looking for lively singles from across the country to take part.
"Once again our 2018 Islanders will take up residence in a spectacular luxury villa in the hope of finding love. But to stay on the island, they’ll need to couple up – and more importantly – win the hearts of the public," the application reads.
Now would be a pretty good time to fast forward to Summer 2018.
Now get checking out Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland's guide to having sex on TV: