This year’s crop of islanders will be unable to appear on any other reality TV shows for a while after the Love Island villa, according to a leaked contract
This year’s Love Island contestants may have to wait a while before they follow in the footsteps of fellow former stars appearing on more reality TV shows as it’s been claimed that their contracts forbid them from doing so straight away.
According to The Sun, the likes of Hugo Hammond and Millie Court from the current series of the hit ITV2 show won’t be able to appear on programmes like Celebs Go Dating and Dancing on Ice without ITV’s consent until at least March 2022.
In an unverified leaked contract, it’s claimed that this year’s stars have had to sign a contract that has gives strict guidelines on what they can and can’t do once their time on the dating series is over.
It’s claimed that the current villa residents “must not apply, audition for, or appear on any other programme until February 22”.
It’s also suggested that the islanders “cannot contribute or appear on any podcast without approval” from show bosses.
An industry source added: “Islanders will have been able to read what they are signing up for but it’s one of the strictest contracts I’ve ever seen – they have no experience of the industry so I doubt they would have understood the implications.
“Everyone knows as soon as you leave any reality show you have to strike while the iron is hot but ITV’s demands make that really hard.”
ITV declined to comment when approached by the Mirror.
While not all Love Island contestants find true love while appearing on the show, most contestants do return home to a lucrative new career in the spotlight thanks to their time on TV.
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The fashion retailer will also be the sponsors for the First Look aspect of the show, giving viewers sneak peaks of the day’s episode and exclusive imagery from inside the villa.
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Since the show first aired in 2015, a number of Love Island alumni have gone on to appear on other big reality TV shows following their time in the villa.
Curtis Pritchard and Megan Barton-Hanson from the fifth and fourth series of the ITV2 show have appeared on Channel 4’s Celebs Go Dating, looking for love on screen once again, while 2018 islander Wes Nelson made it all the way to the final of Dancing on Ice the year after his time in the villa.
In 2020, Love Island legend Maura Higgins one of 12 celebs who signed on to the ITV figure skating series overseen by judges Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean and newcomer John Barrowman.
While no former villa residents have graced BBC screens on Strictly Come Dancing, Maura has managed to find love with one of the stars of the celebrity ballroom dancing competition.
The 30-year-old revealed earlier this year that she was in a relationship with one of the hit show’s professional dancers, Giovanni Pernice.
The loved-up pair confirmed their romance in July 2021 with social media posts that said “I’m yours” and “You’re mine”, respectively, after sparking rumours that they were an item a few weeks prior.