Love Island 2017: How to apply to be on the show and find your summer romance

With five of last year’s couples still together, why wouldn’t you want to give the show a go to try to find love? We found out exactly how to apply.

In its second series, Love Island was the runaway hit of last summer.

Set to return to screens on ITV2 later this year, keen singletons will compete to mimic the success of last year’s couples like Rachel and Rykard, Kady and Scott, Emma and Terry, newly engaged Alex and Olivia, and winners Cara and Nathan – who are all still together.

This year though, there’ll also be a brand new weekly live studio show in the UK hosted by Caroline Flack with a panel of celebrity guests reacting to the goings on in the villa, exclusive interviews with dumped islanders, and all the latest gossip.

If you’re looking for a summer of love, we found out what you need to do to apply to be on the show.

What are the eligibility requirements?

ITV say they’re looking for “vibrant singles” to stay in the luxury villa, aged over 18 on or before the closing date on April 30.

You’ll have to have a passport valid for the whole period of May 1 to August 31 2017 and any other travel documentation such as visas required to allow you to travel and stay within the European Union during that period.

You’ll need to be free for a minimum of seven consecutive weeks to take part.

[Read more: Caroline Flack is heading to Love Island again this summer]

Who can’t take part?

Sadly, if you’re an employee of ITV or the show’s co-producer, GroupM Entertainment Limited (GME), you won’t be able to stay in the villa.

The same goes for live-in partners of employees of ITV and GME.

What sort of questions will you be asked?

On the form itself, you’ll have to answer lots of questions about your love life which, given the nature of the show, is to be expected.

You’ll have to disclose how long your last relationship was, why you broke up, and whether you’ve ever been in love.

They also want to know about you, what would make you a great islander, and see a few pictures of you too.

Prospective contestants can choose up to two cities they would be able to visit to take part in an audition.

Still want to give it a go? Visit ITV’s website to apply.

Photo credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock

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