Just SIX of the 36 Love Island cast applied – and we can name one of them

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by Alex Ross |

Most of the Love Island cast were found by the production team...

If you are thinking about applying for Love Island 2020, you might be better off spending time working on your Instagram page, as it's been revealed that only SIX of this year's 36 Islanders actually went through the application process.

Despite ITV leaving applications open until just two weeks before the 2019 final, it's been confirmed that 24 of this year's Islanders were discovered by the casting team, with another six being put forward by agents.

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Connor is one of the rare Love Island stars that actually applied for the show. The reality star revealed to Closer Online the unique way he won the producers over.

ITV chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall said, "On series five of Love Island to date (15 July), there have been 36 contributors.

"Twenty-four were found and cast by the programme's casting team, six were put forward by professional agents and six came through the general application process."

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Although it's not been confirmed which six Islanders actually applied for the show, Joe Garrett told Closer Online that he did apply for the show.

"I sent a video in and had like three / four interviews. I had medicals and stuff like that. It's a proper rigorous process."

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The 2019 series of Love Island saw a number of Islanders who already had a large following on social media.

Curtis Pritchard, who made it into the final, is the brother of Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard, and he's previously appeared on the Irish version of Dancing With The Stars. Similarly, boxer Tommy Fury is the younger brother of Tyson Fury, and is known in the sporting world.

Meanwhile, the likes of Molly-Mae Hague, India Reynolds, Jourdan Riane, Danny Williams, Arabella Chi and Jordan Hames, were all successful models before entering the villa.

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Speaking to MPs in the past, Dame Carolyn McCall revealed just how popular the show is. She said, "There's a very rigorous application and casting process.

"We get about 98,000 applications for Love Island, they then take that down to about 90 to 100 as soon as they get a call back - at that stage they go through medical questionnaires, psychological questionnaires, assessments, that then goes down to about 30 or 40 who get selected to appear on Love Island.

"It's a very rigorous process of screening that goes on before they actually get on to Love Island."

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