Love Island bosses reveal unusual method to find this year’s contestants

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by Anna Sky Hulton |

Here's how Love Island bosses found this year's contestants and it's err, interesting to say the least

We are just over a week away from Love Island 2018 starting and fans are super excited ahead of its return.

Whilst there have been many conversations over how this year's contestants will be chosen, it seems that Love Island bosses have taken to an unusual method to find this year's Islanders.

Metro reports that the show's bosses revealed they have used the dating app Tinder to find potential contestants. Speaking at the Royal Television society, senior producer Angela Jain said they wanted to find some different hopefuls this year, not just those looking for fame.

Check out: The most shocking reality TV fights ever

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Most shocking reality TV fights ever - STACKED

Georgia Steel and Ellie Brown fight
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Probably the most dramatic night in the Love Island 2018 villa, hell broke loose when Georgia Steel returned from a date with Jack Fowler. Jack told his then-girlfriend Laura Anderson (who was also Georgia's BFF) that Georgia had pulled him in for a kiss but Georgia 100% denied this to Laura. She continued to lie about the kiss all night (well, for the whole series actually) but Ellie Brown was having none of it. She shouted at Georgia and called her out for always banging on about how 'loyal' she is. The final blow that silenced everyone was when Ellie called Georgia an 'ugly c**t'. YIKES. Even Ellie's boyfriend Charlie Brake said she went too far. The pair never fully recovered their friendship and Georgia said Ellie needed to go and 'wash her mouth out'. It's worth mentioning that Georgia has since 'fessed up to the kiss and apologised to Laura.

Malia and Kady
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Malia was on the island for mere HOURS before going into a violent rage and being booted off the show. Love rival Malia spilt a drink down her leg when Malia retaliated with pushing, shoving and a whole lotta swearing. Well that's one way to make a first impression in front of people.

Miles Barnett and Jordan Wright in TOWIE
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The longtime feud got physical on The Only Way Is Essex when Myles punched Jordan square in the face. The pair had exchanged verbal abuse before but things got REALLY ugly this time.

Ferne McCann and Gemma Collins in TOWIE
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Following a dispute from earlier in the week, the TOWIE girls exchanged sharp words at a girls night in. Gemma stole the argument with the now classic line: "I'm 34-years-old I've earned my diva-ship".

Bobby Norris and Gemma Collins in TOWIE
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Securing her reputation as Queen of Confrontations, Gemma Collins turned her sharp tongue to BFF Bobby Norris. Poor Bob told Gemma she was 'throwing him under a bus' for dragging him into an argument between her and Lauren Pope. It ended with Gemma throwing a drink in his face.

James Diags and Tommy Mallet in TOWIE
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The TOWIE boys sure know how to celebrate St Paddy's Day. Diags accused James of getting up to no good behind his girlfriend Georgia Kousoulou's back and an explosive argument ensued.

Kim Woodburn and Jamie O'Hara in Celebrity Big Brother
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Controversial Kim isn't afraid to let loose. The How Clean is your House star had to be removed by security after a heated argument with Jamie O'Hara and Nicola McLean. It ended with Kim repeatedly shouting: "Adulterer!"

Mean McKenna in Celebrity Big Brother
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Megan McKenna wasn't let out of the diary room because she was JUST SO ANGRY. The Ex on the Beach star had had enough of her fellow housemates, specifically Tiffany Pollard and John Partridge.

The WHOLE house in Big Brother 5
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Who could EVER forget Fight Night? The original Big Brother bust-up happened in season 5. Pretty much the whole house was divided and involved - with Victor Ebuwa and Emma Greenwood throwing trays at each other. It was IN-SANE.

emma Lucy and Kayleigh Morris in Ex On The Beach
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Jemma was kicked off Ex on the Beach after this vicious physical fight with Kayleigh. It was clear the girls never got on and Kayleigh grew jealous of Jemma's relationship with her ex, Ashley Cain.

Millie Macintosh and Hugo Taylor, in Made in Chelsea
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Perhaps one of the classiest cat fights to grace our TV screens, Millie Macintosh raised a glass and announced Hugo's infidelities with her BFF Rosie Fortiscue. She then met up wth Hugo and gave him a well deserved (and very expensive) drink in the face. And now the pair are about to get engaged!

Camilla Thurow and Jonny Mitchell in Love Island
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We applaud Camilla for giving clueless Jonny a lesson in feminism. When he asked her if she was a feminist, she replied: "Shouldn't we all be feminists? Surely you believe in equality?" Well said, Camilla.

Spencer Matthews and Jamie Laing in Made in Chelsea
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It was actually quite sad to see this bromance hit rocky waters. The girl who got between them (it's always over a girl, right?!) was Lucy Watson. We were glad to see that they quickly reconciled.

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Georgia Steel and Ellie Brown fight
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Georgia Steel and Ellie Brown

Probably the most dramatic night in the Love Island 2018 villa, hell broke loose when Georgia Steel returned from a date with Jack Fowler. Jack told his then-girlfriend Laura Anderson (who was also Georgia's BFF) that Georgia had pulled him in for a kiss but Georgia 100% denied this to Laura. She continued to lie about the kiss all night (well, for the whole series actually) but Ellie Brown was having none of it. She shouted at Georgia and called her out for always banging on about how 'loyal' she is. The final blow that silenced everyone was when Ellie called Georgia an 'ugly c**t'. YIKES. Even Ellie's boyfriend Charlie Brake said she went too far. The pair never fully recovered their friendship and Georgia said Ellie needed to go and 'wash her mouth out'. It's worth mentioning that Georgia has since 'fessed up to the kiss and apologised to Laura.

"We don’t want to cast the same characters every time. We aren’t looking for the next Camilla or the next Montana, that’s the opposite of what we’re looking for," she explained.

This latest news comes just week after it was revealed that Love Island were also set to bring back some 'old contestants'. According to reports, bosses at Love Island will draft in stars from series one, two and three to go on 'double dates' with this year's Islanders.

Speaking to the press, a TV insider revealed that not only do bosses have a massive 45 stars lined up already, there has been some talk of bringing back some of the more famous stars from the past three series. This could be very interesting!

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In other Love Island news it was revealed that the show's bosses will have to go to the designated smoking area alone. This follows a high volume of complaints from viewers over the past series, with last year nearly every contestant smoking at some point.

A source told Digital Spy: "There will be no smoking within the Love Island villa or the main villa garden this year."

Back in 2016, winner Nathan Massey was made aware of his dad's unhappiness at the sight of seeing him smoking after Nathan's mum and auntie arrived in the villa during the last week. Nathan's mum revealed that his dad doesn't care about the 'sex', but is concerned about him 'smoking'.

Eek!

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