Finding the batch of singletons who are going to the nation’s favourite someday is not an easy task. From looks to brains and their overall health, Love Island bosses put in a lot of effort to get the perfect Islanders for us to drool over.
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Here’s how they do it
According to The Sun, show bossesdon’t just test the ‘chosen’ Islanders but every potential Islander in the screening process as well. Meaning, regardless of whether you grab a place on the show or not – a medical test! Not just that, the tests include medical and psychological tests.
An unnamed medical Insider claimed:
We test hundreds of potential Love Islanders – around 150 in total – who’ll come in for their health tests before the show.
They don’t all make it onto the show so it’s odd that they all get sent for the testing. I don’t necessarily think they don’t make it on for medical reasons.
ITV spends a fortune on the tests, as it’s around £400 for each contestant per test.
Hide and Seek
While testing the potential candidates is a task the bosses have to go through, making sure that no Islander bumps into one another is equally essential. Despite being potential Islanders and not the chosen ones, show staff and bosses have to ensure no one gets to know anyone.
The entire test is done in a ‘secretive’ manner. Explaining the secret operation, the insider said:
We have to sneak the Islanders up different staircases and up different passageways so they don’t spot each other.
We use a building that gives us the ability to do this. It’s all very secretive.
The Sun: Love Island bosses spend THOUSANDS putting 150 singletons through strict medical tests – and hardly anyone makes it