In just a matter of weeks a gaggle of singletons will be descend on the Love Island villa in a quest to find true love… and hoping to raise their profile and bank balance too.
As in previous years, the islanders will be destined to reap riches plugging holidays, teeth whitener and other goodies on Instagram after the show, but there is also a fee paid out for their time on TV too.
According to the Daily Star, to 'compensate' for giving up their time to appear on the ITV2 dating series, the 2019 cast will be paid £250 a week – that's £50 more than last year's bunch received.
The fee will help cover bills, rent and other costs back home while the guys and girls are living it up in Majorca.
It means the originals who are lucky enough to stay till the end will bank £2,000 for eight weeks work.
Last year's winners Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer took home a £50,000 cash prize to share after being voted the viewers' favourite couple.
Sadly, the pair called it quits less than eight months later.
Earlier this week ITV bosses confirmed the new series will commence on Monday 3rd June.
Host Caroline Flack has already headed to the Balaeric Islands where's she's been busy topping up her tan inbetween rehearsals for the fifth series.
The return of the show is not without controversy, however, as some TV fans have petitioned for the show to be taken off the air, while MPs even debate whether or not the show should continue.
Some TV fans are angered that The Jeremy Kyle show was cancelled forever after a guest took their own life after appearing on the show.
Love Island has it’s own difficult past – with two former contestants, Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon, both taking their own lives months after finding fame on the show.
ITV has assured fans that after care is being provided for contestants on the romance reality show – while also increasing the level of support contestants receive while starring on the series.
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