Love Island 2023 is looking for people from Bristol for the next ITV series: how to apply, entry criteria
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Love Island 2022 experienced somewhat of a resurgence - the opening episode broke the 2019 record as five million viewers tuned in and last night’s finale eclipsed ratings for 2021’s climax.
100,000 more reality-junkies watched this year’s winners Davide Sanclimenti and Ekinsu Cülcüloğlu take the crown and split the £50,000 prize.
But as one door closes, another opens and ITV have announced that applications are now open for series nine. If you fancy a shot at a scintillating summer of romance, here’s everything you need to know about applying for the next series of ITV2’s Love Island.
How do I apply to be on Love Island 2023?
As soon as the curtain fell on series eight, ITV took to Twitter to announce that the application is open for the public.
SIngletons will have to fill out an entry form via ITV’s Digital Casting Platform.
Applicants are typically requested to provide an audition video at some point during the application process. The audition/casting stage is yet to be announced
If chosen, participants could spend a minimum of ten consecutive weeks on the programme. Your application is held for a maximum period of one year
ITV are looking for:
“…vibrant singles from across the UK who want to head to the sun, in search of love. The chosen cast will spend time in a luxury villa, getting to know one another, but to remain in paradise they must win the hearts of the public and their fellow Islanders who ultimately decide their fate on Love Island.
To enter, you must be
- Aged at least eighteen years at the date you submit your application.
- Hold, or be prepared to obtain, a passport which is valid until at least 6 months after the programme end date (which will be notified to you) and which is less than 10 years old.
- Eligible to travel to the Programme destinations the producers specify.
- Not be employed by or a personal affiliate of someone employed by ITV2, Motion, the Broadcaster or any company owned by ITV plc.
When is the next series of Love Island?
Love Island is expected to make a return to screen in 2023 via the winter edition of the show - Winter Love Island.
WInter Love Island appeared on screen for the first time in 2019. However, the show was axed after the 2020 final due to the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus.
After being shelved for two years, the show is set to return to iTV2 in January 2023.
What is Love Island?
Love Island started as a reality dating show in 2005. It aired for two seasons before being revived by ITV In 2015.
The show quickly ascended into pop-culture stardome with narrator Ian Sterling and the late host Caroline Flack at the helm.
Contestants are thrown into a villa and isolated from the outside world. To survive in the villa they must be coupled with another contestant and fellow islander.
During the show, the public are given the chance to vote for their favourite or least favourite islander - putting islanders and couples at risk of leaving the villa.
An Islander who remains single after a vote or recoupling risks being eliminated and dumped from the island.
The show airs at 9PM on ITV2 every day excluding saturday for an eight-week period. On Saturday, the weekly Love Island: Afterun runs instead.