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Love Island

8 reasons why Love Island is going to consume your life

We have all the details on TV's hottest new show!

By OK! team
Between all the drama on Bachelor in Paradise, we almost forgot our lives are about to be taken over by yet another reality TV show imminently.
Here, we tell you the reasons you're definitely going to want to tune into Love Island...

1. It’s filmed in real time!

Think Big Brother but with a love twist: Love Island will kick off with 10 contestants, and new singles arrive regularly. It's live, so viewers at home can get involved, too, by voting for their favourites. Contestants must couple up quickly because come elimination day, if you're single, you're out!

2. Prize money at stake

Other than fame and love, there's money up for grabs! Channel 9 hasn't revealed just how much, but in the UK, winners walk away with more than $90,000.
"The most popular person wins and they either split the money with their partner or they take all the money," host Sophie Monk spills.

3. It’s not too late to enter

With new singles entering the villa every few episodes, the Aussie public can continue to apply for the show in real time.
"Applications remain open all the way through the series," our insider says – so viewers can to fly to Spain at any moment!

4. Competition is fierce!

Channel 9 was inundated with applications from hopefuls all over Australia, looking for love under the Spanish sun.
"More than 7750 people applied," our source reveals. "The casting team met over 430 potential Islanders."
And Sophie can't wait to get to know them.
"It's just young people from 18 to 35 who are going to hook up on an island." Yes, please!

5. They text up a storm!

Mobile phones play a big role in the UK version of the show, so we can expect the same for our local series. Not only do viewers vote for who they want in and out via an app, but in the UK, contestants are also given a phone that can only be used to contact other contestants – and they're encouraged to dump or re-couple via text! Saucy.

6. The cameras see everything!

And we mean everything! Every part of the villa, inside and out, will be covered by cameras, Big Brother style, so you don't miss a second of the drama. The production team monitors what's happened to ensure the best bits are put together for the show. The UK series shows the couples getting down and dirty, so the Aussie version could quickly get very raunchy!

7. Sophie’s happily single!

Fresh from her break-up with Stu Laundy, Sophie's keen to put her dating life on the backburner.
"I will give that love thing a rest for a minute. I am finally happy just being me, it is not worth the drama."

8. Love Island encourages safe sex!

"Here at Love Island we like to promote all things safe," UK host Caroline Flack says. "So we have our very own Love Island condoms."
That means no STI dramas for any hot hook-ups!
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