Love Island contracts don’t require stars to be single when they enter villa
The contracts signed by the Love Island stars fail to guarantee the contestants are single when they enter the villa.
The paperwork signed by all the stars before they go on the show has been made public by ITV as part of a parliamentary committee probe into reality TV.
The documents include medical assessment forms and the contract featuring all the rules and regulations they must adhere to.
Although the Love Island casting advert insists that all applicants must be "lively singles" – there's no clause about relationship status in the contract itself.
The contestant agreement states all participants must be over the age of 18, hold a valid passport and are not employed or related to anyone employed by ITV.
They must also be available to star in the show for a minimum of eight consecutive weeks among other requests.
But there's nothing in there to ban people who are already in relationships from taking part.
There's been plenty of controversy in the past about whether some stars really are single when they enter the show.
Most recently Arabella Chi was accused of still being in a relationship with 2018 Islander Charlie Frederick when she entered the villa last week.
Previous stars have faced speculation they weren't really looking for love on the show.
Last year's winner, Dani Dyer , ended up splitting from her Love Island boyfriend Jack Fincham and getting back with her ex-boyfriend, Sammy Kimmence, who she was with before the show.
It was the same for Olivia Attwood , who stuck out a rocky relationship with Chris Hughes until they completed filming of their own reality TV show.
The pair then split and she got back together with her pre-Love Island boyfriend Bradley Dack.
Today ITV bosses lifted the lid on how the show is made by handing over paperwork to a parliamentary committee.
The Digital, Culture Media and Sport Select Committee met after being called to probe reality TV shows following the suicide of Jeremy Kyle guest Steve Dymond.
Dymond died days after failing a lie detector test the show while trying to prove he didn't cheat on his fiancee.
The series was pulled off air and later cancelled.
His death came weeks after Love Island suffered a second tragedy when MIke Thalassitis took his own life in March.
His death came less than a year after the suicide of a previous contestant, Sophie Gradon
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