EXCLUSIVE: Love Island stars FINALLY reveal how to get on the show

Wannabe Islanders, listen up

Uma Jammah, Omar Nyame and Samantha Kenny

by Nathan Katnoria |
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We’ve always wondered how Love Island bosses choose the cast each year. Yes, we know that contestants either apply online or are scouted on social media, but what is it about a person’s Instagram profile that just screams Islander?

If you’re hoping to saunter through those villa doors one day and have been wondering the same thing then you’re in luck as dumped Love Island 2024 OGs Munveer Jabbal and Patsy Field have shared what they did to get on the show.

And it seems the answer is actually pretty simple: just put yourself out there.

Patsy Field and Munveer Jabbal
Patsy and Munveer have revealed what it takes to become an Islander ©ITV Pictures

“I was just on my TikTok talking crap every day and just ranting about this, ranting about that,” Patsy said when we asked if she did anything special to make herself stand out.

“I think if you’re looking to go on it, you just need to post. If you’re not posting, how do they know that you’re a superstar in the making?”

Solid advice, indeed.

Munveer added, “I guess just good content, you know? Showing lifestyle, showing best angles and I think that’s what did it for me. Some cool videos and pictures.”

Munveer Jabbal
Munveer advised wannabe Islanders to have 'good content' ©ITV Pictures

Revealing exactly what happens when you get contacted by a casting producer, Patsy continued, “It will be like, ‘Hey, I’m so and so from ITV. Are you single? We’re casting for a dating show at the moment, was wondering if you would be interested in having a call?’”

The Islanders explained that the casting team keep things very hush hush at first as they don’t even let slip that they’re working on Love Island, although Patsy admitted she quickly worked it out.

“No, you don’t have an idea,” Munveer explained. “They say dating show, but it’s very vague.”

Patsy Field
Patsy was scouted by producers on social media ©ITV Pictures

Patsy, on the other hand, said, “I did. ITV dating show, there’s one real big one isn’t there?”

So, there you have it, if you want to be an Islander then you better get posting on the ‘gram and keep an eye out for any DMs that come your way…

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