Statistics now show that Love Island is officially harder to get into than Cambridge, as applications for the most recent series revealed figures of up to 80,000 people, four times the number of Cambridge applicants.
With a cool £50,000 for the winning couple, complete with weeks spent in a sunny villa, ridiculous challenges and general relaxation, it’s no surprise that the series has found fame.
Applications for the 2018 series are now open and will not close until April of next year, with ITV2 preparing for even more applicants this time around.
Love Island also offers opportunities to contestants who do not win, with many members from last year gaining revenue from advertorials, Instagram ‘fame’ and chat shows; meaning that instead of a harrowing £44,000 in debt, you could instead venture into Love Island for a slimming tea deal.
So there you have it, whilst Cambridge applications average at 18,000 annually, the harder task statistics wise might be getting into a villa to play challenges involving spitting smoothie into each other’s mouths…