Love Island full contract revealed – and some Islanders get paid MORE than others

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Love Island stars may appear to be in paradise for a blissful eight weeks, surrounded by single hotties and with nothing to worry about except how to get into each other’s pants.

But the reality is that the Islanders must comply with a strict set of rules – or else face being booted out of the villa.

The Love Island contract has been revealed in full for the first time, and shows how some Islanders are treated differently from others.

Contracts are handed to each potential star weeks before they’re due to fly out to Majorca, but the original line-up will get a different one from the newbies who arrive later on in the series.

The Love Island 2019 contract has been revealed in full

The contract states the rules for eligibility

It means stars including Amber Gill, Michael Griffiths, Curtis Pritchard, Tommy Fury and Amy Hart will have signed a separate agreement to the likes of Molly-Mae Hague, Danny Williams and Arabella Chi.

The contract – which was unveiled to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s select committee on reality TV yesterday – states that payment will be made to the Islanders in the form of expenses.

While last year’s agreement made it clear the Islanders would have to pay for their own flights, drinks and phone calls up to their arrival in the villa (and would recoup the money from ITV later), the 2019 contract says: “One-off expenses of [redacted]; and from the second week of the Key Filming Period only [redacted] that you remain a contestant on the Programme (if any) (together, the ‘Expenses’).

Islanders’ expenses are laid out in their contracts

It means that those who are on the show from Day 1 and who stay in for the first fortnight will be paid more expenses than the Bombshells.

In addition, anyone who pulls out of the line-up before entering the villa won’t get paid at all – even if they’ve shelled out to get to Majorca.

The contract also states that participants are required to make themselves available to film the main show, the spin-off show Aftersun, and “any other making-of programmes” – although some Islanders, like Sherif Lanre, won’t be invited on to Aftersun.

Filming starts in the UK at “various locations” including the BBC Elstree studio where Aftersun gets made, although bosses have redacted information about the date filming actually starts.

Sherif Lanre is free to plug as many air fresheners as he likes now he’s out of the villa

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Islanders must be aged at least 18 on or before April 30 2019, cannot be employed (either in the past 10 years or present) by ITV or production company Motion, cannot be immediately related to someone or have a live-in partner who is employed by ITV, and must have a valid passport covering them from May 1 to August 31 2019.

They must also be “exclusively available” to participate in the show for a minimum of eight consecutive weeks from May 2019.

The contract further states that Islanders must “use [their] best endeavours to facilitate” their friends, family and associates filming parts for the show, and must fly out to Majorca up to 14 days before their arrival in the villa to be placed in hotel lockdown with a chaperone.

“During the Lockdown Period, apart from our staff, you shall not have any contact with anyone by any means whatsoever including without limitation, phone, internet or any other forms of communication,” it states.

Newbies like Danny and Arabella will have signed a different contract from the original line-up

There are strict rules relating to what Islanders can and can’t wear in the villa, including logos and branded products, or anything they’ve been sponsored to wear by outside companies.

“You will not advertise, mention or ‘plug’ any product or service whilst you provide your Contribution (except as directed by us). You shall notify us immediately if any person attempts or has attempted to induce you to do anything in breach of the foregoing or which is in any way dishonest,” the contract goes on.

“You acknowledge that we and the Broadcaster determine, in our sole discretion, that the Programme may contain product placements, product integrations, and/or other similar sponsor-related references, information, or activities (collectively, ‘Product Integrations’). You agree to actively participate in and with such Product Integrations as required by us and/or the Broadcaster for no additional compensation.”

Yewande and the other Islanders get paid £250 a week while they’re in the villa

Bosses make it clear they are able to amend the rules at their own discretion, and warn Islanders that ITV and the production company are not responsible for any delays in the delivery of the £50,000 cash prize – which itself may be subject to conditions “which are not mentioned during the Programme”.

It was previously reported that each Islander in the 2019 series gets paid £250 a week to help them pay their rent, bills and other costs back home.

It means the originals who are lucky enough to stay till the end will bank £2,000 for eight weeks’ work.

And the finalists can pretty much guarantee they’ll be trousering plenty of cash after their stint, because of the lucrative magazine deals, Instagram sponsorships and further reality TV opportunities they’ll be handed on plates.

*Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2

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