How to apply for Love Island 2022 and everything that you need to know

By Sarah Howells

If the idea of another winter stuck at home alone is too much to bear we have good news - applications are open for Love Island 2022.

Applications for the eighth series of the hit ITV show are open as bosses search for new vibrant singles to grace the luxury villa.

Not only is the chance of love up for grabs, but there’s also a £50,000 prize for the winning couple and, of course, a slingshot into fame.

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This year ITV have confirmed it will be accepting applications from non-binary contestants after being criticised for the lack of LGBTQ+ representation.

A TV source told The Sun : “Producers are under more pressure than ever to make this series as woke as possible after it has previously come under criticism for its lack of diversity."

If you’re looking for love and want a summer which will certainly promise to be unforgettable, now’s the time to get your applications in.

Who can apply for Love Island 2022?

Before applying for Love Island there are a few eligibility requirements to pass to ensure you have a chance of appearing on the show.

All contestants must be over 18 at the date of applying and must not be employed by ITV or a live-in partner or immediate relative of anyone working on Love Island.

Applicants must hold - or be prepared to obtain - a valid passport which is less than 10 years old and have more than 6 months left on it after the programme’s end date.

You must also be available to exclusively participate in Love Island for a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks.

How to apply for Love Island 2022

ITV haven’t announced a closing date for applications but we expect they won’t be open for long due to the popularity of the show.

Last year the show received more than 100,000 applications - including on the dating website Tinder.

To apply for this year’s show you’ll need to fill in the application form to register your interest.

When is Love Island 2022 airing?

Currently there is no set air date for the eight Love Island series, but usually the show begins on ITV2 in the first week of June and lasts for six weeks.

So pending any hitches due to the pandemic, we’re expecting a similar timescale.

And given host Laura Whitmore shared the news that season 8 was confirmed on Instagram, we’re expecting her return as the glamorous host.

There’s also no indication that her husband Iain Stirling won’t be back as our favourite narrator - but for any other news we’ll just have to be patient.

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