The real way #LoveIsland contestants end up on the show has finally been ...

The fifth series of Love Island came to an end on Monday night as Amber and Greg beat Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury to be crowned champions.

After weeks of watching the islanders get themselves caught up in drama it has finally been revealed how the 36 contestants were chosen to take part in this year’s series.

There were a massive 85,000 applications from members of the public this year but only six of the contestants who ended up on viewers’ screens applied for the show.

It’s been revealed that the rest of the islanders were found by ITV’s casting team or put forward by professional agents.

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In written evidence for the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee report, ITV CEO Dame Carolyn McCall said: “On series five of Love Island to date (15 July), there have been 36 contributors.

“24 were found and cast by the programme’s casting team, six were put forward by professional agents, and six came through the general application.”

She continued: “There’s a very rigorous application and casting process.

"We get about 98,000 applications for Love Island, they then take that down to about 90 to 100 as soon as they get a call back - at that stage they go through medical questionnaires, psychological questionnaires, assessments, that then goes down to about 30 or 40 who get selected to appear on Love Island."

This information came to light as MPs on the Digital, Media and Sport committee

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