Love Island is back very soon and there’s a new way to apply. Applications for the 2021 summer series have just been made a whole lot easier, you can now apply using your Tinder profile! Love Island producers will accept people’s dating profiles for the series for the first time ever in a major casting shake up as producers are on the search for a more ‘real’ cast for their return this summer.
Tried applying for Love Island before? Pretty long application right? Producers have decided to shake things up year, singles will be able to submit their Tinder profile as a quick and easy way to be considered for the dating show.
This is a way for the producers to get more ‘real’ people onto the show, rather than the Instagram influencers that have very often been cast in the previous series. The show revealed they are looking to cast people that include key workers, following the enormous public praise to ex Love Islander Dr Alex George who was recently made a mental health ambassador to the government.
A spokesperson from the ITV show spoke about the partnership with the dating app, He said: “We love when brands like Tinder couple up with our programmes and it’s a perfect partner for the hugely anticipated return of Love Island this summer.”
“This is the first time we’ve worked with a dating app in this way and I’m sure Tinder members will be excited to get involved with the show.”
Previous contestants have spoken about the long application process they had to go through beforehand. The application process has multiple rounds including video auditions in the past, so this is a huge change for the show to allow a quick swipe to put a person in the running. There are likely to be more audition rounds after the profile has been sent off, however.
How will it work?
The Mirror reports how the Tinder casting call will work, saying app users will receive a swipe card in between their stack of potential matches. If a person swipes right, then their profile will be immediately submitted to the Tinder team for review.
The series is due to return this summer, after being forced to cancel its 2020 series due to the pandemic and it’s safe to say we’re all looking forward to its return!
Will you be sending in your application this year? Let us know in the comments!