Love Island contestants get paid an OUTRAGEOUS fee whilst starring on the show 🤑

Yes, they do get paid while they're in the villa

 Love Island cast wages

by Georgina Terry & Eden-Olivia Lord |

It's well known that the majority of Love Island stars rack in a tonne of cash when they leave the villa, even if they're the first one booted from the show.

Sherif Lanre was kicked off the show following an altercation with Molly-Mae Hague but days later he was flogging car air fresheners on Instagram, whereas Amber Gill became a millionaire just days after Greg O'Shea apparently dumped her via text.

However, what a lot of people might not know is that the contestants actually get paid while they're in the villa as well.

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The Islanders are paid weekly while they're in the villa ©ITV

So, as we wait patiently for the next series of Love Island to return in a matter of weeks, how much do the Love Island stars get paid for appearing in the show? Well it's...

(drum roll)

...£200 a week. Which really isn't much at all when you think about it.

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The Islanders make a lot of money post-villa ©ITV

A source told The Sun, "All the Islanders are getting £200-a-week to be on the show. If you break it down to how many hours they're filming every day it's absolutely nothing!"

They continued, "But they know the end goal is mega-money and fame. If they win, it could be £50,000 they leave with or £25,000 if they split the pot. Then they'll make loads off the back of magazine deals and sponsorship.

"They're all prepared to take the hit now because this time next year they could be rolling in it!"

They get free food and accommodation and condoms as well, so – winning?

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Ellie and Charlie had an explosive row on TV ©ITV

Back in 2018, Love Island hosted a Christmas reunion that saw Ellie Brown and Charlie Brake have a big fight and Sam Bird confront Georgia Steel about the end of their relationship.

It's safe to say that the episode was explosive but what's more shocking is that the reality stars were only paid £10 an hour.

And, apparently, the contestants were shocked when they found out how little their fee was, with a source saying, "They have been in uproar over being paid so little for two days’ work. It almost isn’t worth hours of awkward conversation with your ex — which for many of the islanders will be the case now.

“A few have even discussed dropping out to avoid any unnecessary aggravation. The low fees have also upset their agents, who are used to dealing with much bigger contracts."

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Moira O’Neill, head of personal finance at interactive investor told us, "Reality shows like Love Island and TOWIE are creating celebrities overnight which are exposing everyday people to the trimmings of being rich and famous very quickly.

"Although their festive reunion may not be decking the halls with lots of money for the celebrities taking part, there is clearly still a huge appetite for eager eyed-watchers and the media alike.

"Trading in their awkward situations with exes, these stars will be exposed to millions of watchers which will only further their growth in social media followers as well as rewarding media deals.

"However, reality stars do not tend to have a long shelf life when it comes to fame and it can fade just as quickly as their rise. It is therefore extremely important that these reality stars are responsible with their money and invest it well to last them a lifetime."

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