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How to apply for the next series of Love Island

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Applications are now open for the fourth series of Love Island, which will be filmed over the course of this summer. 

If you devoured every episode of last summer’s Love Island with the appetite of someone who’d recently given up on the 5:2 diet, we have good news for you. Applications for the next series of the hit ITV dating show are now open – and if you’re a “lively single” with aspirations of being the next Amber to someone’s Kem, you could be in with a shot.

The third series of Love Island will again be filmed in a luxury villa over several months in summer 2018. The application form appeals for “vibrant singles from across the UK who want to head to the sun, in search of a summer of love”. 

To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a passport that will be valid from 1 May-31 August 2018 and be available to film for a minimum of 10 weeks (so you might want to consider your employer’s annual leave policy before applying). Applications are welcome from people of all genders and sexualities. 

Applicants must submit a short, filter-free video telling the Love Island team why they think they “would make a great Islander”, as well as two recent photographs.

The last series of Love Island was the most successful so far, pulling in an average audience of more than 2.5 million viewers a night. Along the way, the show became a slightly unexpected pop culture phenomenon, sparking national conversations about feminism, mental health and abuse in relationships.

The dating show was won by Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay, who announced their split in December 2016. 

Island couples Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville (pictured above), Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewett, Olivia Attwood and Chris Hughes, and Jessica Shears and Dom Lever are all still together.

You can apply to take part in the next series of Love Island here

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Moya is Women’s Editor at stylist.co.uk, where she is currently overseeing the Visible Women campaign. As well as writing about inspiring women and feminism, she also covers subjects including careers, podcasts and politics. Carrying a tiny bottle of hot sauce on her person at all times is one of the many traits she shares with both Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton.

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