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Love Island on hunt for new Scots contestants for 2021 series


ITV2 producers are on the hunt for a fresh batch of contestants for the upcoming season of Love Island after the dating show was put on hold due to the pandemic.

The TV channel is urging ‘vibrant singles’ to put themselves forward, sparking hopes that Love Island will return this year.

Love Island was cancelled in summer this year due coronavirus after the first winter edition was held in January 2020 in South Africa, which saw Scottish contestant Paige Turley and Finn Tapp crowned winners.

While it is not clear when the upcoming series will get underway, it is thought it will take place in summer 2021.



ITV2 producers are on the hunt for a fresh batch of contestants for the upcoming season of Love Island

ITV2 said: “ITV2 are looking for vibrant singles from across the UK who are searching for love!

“Our Islanders spend time in a luxury villa in the hope of finding love, 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 .

“If you think you’ve got what it takes, then we want to hear from you!”

Love Island voice-over Iain Stirling recently announced that the dating show was on the lookout for new contestants as the Scottish TV star broke the news on his Instagram stories.



Laura Whitmore hosted the winter Love Island series for the first time last year

Laura Whitmore hosted the winter Love Island series for the first time this year following Caroline Flack’s exit and shock death.

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For the latest edition, hopeful applicants must be at least 18, hold a passport and be free for up to 10 weeks to film the show.

To be in with the chance to appear on series seven, those who apply must submit headhsots and full-length photos and a video explaining why you would make a great islander.

However, only a small percentage of contestants have been chosen through the application process in previous seasons.

Last series, almost 100,000 people applied for the show, but only six made the cut – with the rest cast by producers.

ITV chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall told Digital Spy : “On series five of  Love Island  to date (15 July 2019), there have been 36 contributors.

“Twenty-four were found and cast by the programme’s casting team, six were put forward by professional agents and six came through the general application process.”

To apply for the show,  click here.  The closing date is April 30, 2021.





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