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10th Feb 2022

Love Island now taking applications from people already in a relationship

Katy Brennan

This could stir things up.

You’d be forgiven for thinking the top requirement for going on Love Island – a dating show where singles attempt to find love – is to be single.

Well, not anymore, as people who are already in a relationship can now apply for their chance to enjoy a summer in the villa.

While the team behind the reality show is not actively encouraging people in a relationship to apply, they have said you will not be turned down if you admit you’re not totally single.

Love Island wannabes must fill out a form to be considered, which asks about their relationship status.

If an applicant selects ‘No’ when asked whether or not they’re single, they are then told to describe their current relationship situation.

So, if you’re in a friends-with-benefits type situation or an open relationship, now’s your chance.

In January, it was reported that Love Island was now accepting non-binary people on the show.

Potential islanders are asked how they identify their gender, as well as their sexual orientation.

Those hoping to secure a spot in the villa this summer will have to keep ten weeks free in their calendars as producers prepare for the longest-ever series of the show.

The series is typically eight weeks long, with the winter series in 2020 only lasting six weeks, making the upcoming 2022 series the longest yet.

Producers are also looking to switch up the filming location this year.

A TV insider told The Sun: “ITV bosses think this is the right moment to refresh this element of the show, just as they did in series three back in 2017.

“Love Island moved from a location in Santanyi in southern Majorca, which was its home for series one and two, to the current villa in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, in the north-east.

“Now they’re considering a range of options, but want to stay on the island, which has provided the perfect sunny backdrop for the show.”


ITV,Love Island