Caroline Flack: ‘TRIPLES her pay after signing huge Love Island deal’

Caroline Flack Love Island pay

by Eden-Olivia Lord |
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Love Island may nearly be over for 2019 but host Caroline Flack has a huge reason to smile

The villa's bad news bear, and host of Love Island: Aftersun, has reportedly signed a huge new deal with ITV

Now the dating / holiday programme is moving to two series a year, with the addition in 2020 of Love Island winter / South Africa, her wages have apparently risen to a whopping £3.6million for a three year deal.

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"Caroline negotiates a good deal. She drove a hard bargain. It is thoroughly deserved and she is highly valued at ITV," a source told The Mirror

Hats off, frankly.

But do the other contestants of Love Island receive such enviable pay packets? Erm, not so much.

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Love Island 2019 is almost over and it's well known that when the contestants leave the show they rake in the cash doing public appearances and sponsored posts on Instagram.

However a burning question on a lot of minds is how much do the Love Island stars get paid during their time in the villa, well the amount has finally been revealed and it's shocking.

Check out: Love Island contestants reveal how they were approached for the show


How the Love Island contestants were approached stacked

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Ovie Soko

Surprisingly our favourite ever Love Island contestant Ovie wasn't scouted or approached - he applied himself.He said on This Morning: "I went in because of my big brother, funnily enough. "Because I'm always sort of travelling and stuff because of basketball, I'm only ever really around in the summer times. I came back and Love Island always seems to be the big deal and he was like, 'Man, you'd be great on that show if you went on there' and I didn't think anything of it. "I ended up applying when I had some downtime and yeah, now I'm sort of here."

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Anton Danyluk

Anton was one of the six 2019 contestants who actually applied for the show.He told us: "I went through the whole application process. I did the first one-minute video and from there I met producers, then I had a medical and then I met the executive producers and then I was ready to go."

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Belle Hassan

Casa Amor bombshell Belle revealed it was her famous dad Tamer Hassan who helped get her on the show."I had a conversation with my dad and he asked me if I wanted to do the show."I didn't really think much of it and before I knew it one of his friends [got me in contact] with someone at ITV and then I did the audition and started the application process," she told us.

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Amy Hart

Amy was another star who actually applied for the show but she confessed her little brother was reluctant for her to go on the reality show."We're quite a close family and my little brother wasn't happy with me to start with because of all the trolling and his friends having to watch me on TV."But by the time I went on there everyone was really supportive. I was actually really lucky - I found out six weeks before I went [in the villa]."

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Joe Garrett

Despite only 6 of the 36 Love Island 2019 stars actually applying for the show, sandwich maker Joe Garrett has confessed he was one of them.Speaking to Closer Online, he recalled: "I sent a video in and had like 3/4 interviews. I had medicals and stuff like that. It's a proper rigorous process."

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Sherif Lanre

Despite being booted out the villa it seems Love Island bosses were keen to get Sherif on the show because they actually approached him.He revealed to Closer magazine: "I was scouted no more than three weeks ago, I literally [had] no time to think about it. I went straight into the shoots, straight into filming."I was working close to the ITV studio, I was going to get lunch and I just turned round and one of the execs was like, 'Hi, have you heard of Love Island?'"There was so much racing through my head. He asked for my details. I walked back to eat my food and had someone texting me, asking, 'Can you come in to do some initial filming?'"Fast forward three weeks, and here I am."Interesting.

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Paul Knops

Love Island 2018 star Paul Knops has confessed that it was one of his friends who got him on the show."Initially I was approached by a friends who was going on another show and they put me forward to go on that show. So I went in and spoke to the producers for that and then they said they will keep me in mind for Love Island."I was away on holiday and they gave me a call and they said 'Can you come on the show, we need you to leave tomorrow' and it was for Casa Amor," he told Closer Online.He went on to say: "I said 'no it wasn't the right time for me' and then over the course of the next two weeks I had a few messages for them and I just decided I'd give it a go."

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Kem Cetinay

Love Island 2017 winner Kem Cetinay actually got scouted on Instagram. He explained: "I had a barber Instagram where I did my tutorials and it was quite big, it was doing really well. Then they messaged me off that randomly and was like do you want to come in. "I still went through the whole process; I did the audition, questionnaires and some of the video camera shots."

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Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes got on the show by simply applying on the ITV website: "I was one of the very few – I remember talking to some of the producers and executives after the show – who did the whole thing. "I signed up online, went through all the stages, did the questionnaires. I did the standard protocol, I was never approached."

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Kendall Rae Knight

Kendall Rae Knight followed in the footsteps as Chris and went online to get on the show."I applied just through the ITV website. I was just normal; I worked at a shoe shop no one approached me and I didn't have an agent. I went through all the stages," she told us at the NTAs.

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Sam Bird

Sam Bird was actually set to go on another show, luckily things didn't work out and he went on Love Island instead. He revealed at the NTAs: "I got approached for a different show - Survival of the Fittest - and I was meant to go on that but it didn't happen."The producers [who work on both the shows] said try Love Island instead. I said 'alright' and then I auditioned, so I kind of got approached."

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Megan Barton Hanson

Megan Barton Hanson was already popular on Instagram and that grabbed the producers attention. She admitted: "I never had an agent but I had an Instagram and I had quite a few followers on it so I just got picked up that way. "I was really hesitant at first because obviously Instagram is your filtered, photoshopped best version of yourself and I was like 'I'm happy to share that but do I actually want to go on national TV with everyone seeing me with no makeup on?' but I'm glad I did it."

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Samira Mighty

Samira's admitted that she was actually meant to go on Love Island back in 2017."I was meant to go on last year as a bombshell and it just didn't work out."Then I got Dreamgirls and one of the producers watched it and I was just chatting to him and then I went in [to audition] a couple of times and then got on Love Island."

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Alexandra Cane

Alexandra was kind of a someone - she's appeared in Giggs' music video and was a makeup artist - before her Love Island stint and that helped her get on the show."I got an interview through my current agent but I knew him prior to going on the show - from being a makeup artist. So he put me forward for the show."

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Eyal Booker

We're sensing a theme here because Eyal Booker is another star who got on the show through Instagram."I got approached through Instagram but then I had to audition for it. It kind of happened a few years in a row but I just kept umming and ahhing and then [2018] just felt like the right time."

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According to the Daily Star, the newbies are paid £250 a WEEK and that's to "compensate" them for their time spent in the villa.

Now that may not be a lot but it's £50 more than last year's contestantsand if you really think about it they're basically on an all inclusive holiday - free food, drinks and accommodation - for potentially eight weeks.

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Okay, the rest of the world is watching them during their time abroad but still, £250 to sit around and potentially find the love of your life isn't bad.

Plus when they are booted from the villa they rake in a lot of money from all the public appearances, Instagram posts and some islanders even manage to bag their own spin-off show.

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Love Island 2019 stars' jobs before the show

In more Love Island related news Arabella Chi has revealed the real reason the Islanders NEVER wear the same clothes twice and it's actually because they're spoiled for choice.

Speaking to Closer Online, she admitted: "[We wear] our own clothes but I Saw It First sponsor the girls so we get clothing drops.

"You can choose if you want to wear it but you don't have to."

Fans don't need to worry about the boys because Joe Garratt confirmed that he's left half his stuff in the villaand the Islanders have been wearing it.

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