Love Island stars forced to sign contract warning them ‘nobody may fancy you and you might not become famous’

LOVE Island stars signed a brutal new contract before taking part in the show that pointed out the “potential downsides” of taking part.

This year's wannabes were warned "nobody may fancy you" and that there are "no guarantees" you'll become famous.

The contract designed to help ITV "safeguard" Islanders' health as part of their duty of care explained: "There's no guarantee as to how long your stay in the villa will last – you could be the first person to leave and nobody may fancy you."

A source told The Sun: "It was brutal to read but at least everyone knows what to except now and there's no surprises."

Potential candidates were made to consider how their five minutes of fame could quickly dry up when they leave the villa.

"If you're hoping that you will become famous by taking part in the show there are no guarantees that this will happen," the contract warns.

"It may not change your life in any way."

Singletons were also warned about "increased negative attention" and how their "appearance / personality / behaviour" may be subject to scrutiny.

They were also warned that the public could "quickly lose interest" in them causing their "newly acquired affluent lifestyle" to disappear.

ITV bosses put this year’s Love Island stars through the strictest psych tests ever – to prepare them for life on and off the show.

Insiders told The Sun wannabes only got the green light after passing several rounds of checks. 

And hundreds were turned down after failing to get through the gruelling procedures. 

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Love Island published its new duty of care protocols after two stars took their own lives after appearing on the reality series – Sophie Gradon in 2018 and Mike Thalassitis in 2019.

Their relatives later blamed a lack of support from the show for contributing to their illness.

A source previously told us: "ITV puts the welfare of its Love Island stars front and centre and this year’s checks were the most extensive ever carried out.


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"Producers are mindful that this series is also set to be the most watched because more people are watching TV during lockdown than ever.

"That’s why the tests have been ramped up and a lot of help and support is being put in place."

Insiders told us that experts had the final say on who went into the villa – not show producers – and hundreds of wannabes were turned down after gruelling medical checks.

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