Love Island won’t be limited to the summer this year – viewers will be able to get their fix during the festive period as the cast return for a Christmas special.
But fans of the show might be shocked to learn that the cast attending the reunion will will be paid just £10 per hour for their appearance on the show. Er, they might be thanking their lucky stars for those teeth whitening endorsements now!
The minimal amount could see them spend their fee on their travel costs alone and, unsurprisingly, the cast are reportedly in "uproar" over it.
A source told The Sun : "They have been in uproar over being paid so little for two days’ work. It almost isn’t worth hours of awkward conversation with your ex — which for many of the islanders will be the case now."
The cast will return for a Christmas special
The Love Island cast are reportedly in ‘uproar’ over the payment
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They added that a few had considered dropping out, with the low fees even upsetting their agents.
Mirror TV has contacted Love Island reps for comment.
The Love Island: The Christmas Reunion will see Caroline Flack reunite nineteen of the most talked about Islanders as they gather for the ultimate festive get together.
Reflecting on their memorable Summer sojourn, this winter special picks up where the couples left off, with Iain Stirling once again presiding over the proceedings as narrator.
Six months on, some couples have seen their love last the distance, while others have scores to settle.
Love Island winners Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer
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There are some that are feeling single and ready to mingle once again but others may not be feeling Christmassy when their ex arrives.
Escaping to a festive retreat, the Islanders will lift the lid on the dramatic break ups and tabloid headlines that have played out since departing the villa.
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Are reconciliations on the cards, or have the holiday romance bubbles well and truly burst?
Returning for the reunion are Love Island winners Jack and Dani and finalists Wes and Megan, and Kaz. She will be there alone though as boyfriend Josh is away in the United States.
Josh won’t be with Kaz at the reunion due to being in the United States
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Meanwhile, estranged couples Laura and Paul, Georgia and Sam and Ellie and Charlie will come face to face and the conversation is bound to be a little awkward.
Singletons Samira, Dr Alex, Alexandra, Kendall, Hayley and Eyal will reveal all about whether they have found love since leaving the villa, while Adam and Zara still living a happy ever after.
It will be one last chance to raise a glass to this Summer’s biggest TV talking point, though there may not be smiles all round.
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