Let’s face it, in a year where a lot of horrible stuff went down, Love Island was a sole retreat into mindless joy.
While this isn’t the first year the show has been on air, this series was absolutely huge and all the whole country could talk about was the Islanders and just what would happen to Kem and Chris after they left the villa – well most of us!
We saw some golden moments which provided us with laughter and tears aplenty, but now applications are out for next year if you think you could do it better:
The application reads on the ITV website:
ITV2 are looking for vibrant singles from across the UK who want to head to the sun, in search of a summer of love.
The chosen cast will spend time in a luxury villa, getting to know one another - but to remain in paradise they must also win the hearts of the public.
The closing date for the application is 30 April 2018, so there's plenty of time to get rid of that winter weight before you commit to getting in your swimwear in front of the whole nation.
They also have a bunch of extra requirements to make sure you're eligible to appear on what will surely be the year's biggest show?
You must be aged at least 18 before the closing date and have a valid passport and not be, in any way, affiliated with the companies producing the show.
Here are the full requirements:
1. You are not:
a. currently employed by us, Motion or the Broadcaster and have not been previously employed by us, any of the ITV group of companies, Motion or the Broadcaster; or
b. a live-in partner or immediate relative (for example, mother, father, son, daughter, brother or sister) of an employee of ours, Motion, the Broadcaster or any of the ITV group of companies.
2. You must hold a passport which will be valid for the whole period of 01 May 2018 to 31 August 2018 (inclusive), and any other travel documentation (e.g. visas) required to allow you to travel and stay within the European Union during that period. You also agree to notify us immediately of any change to your passport or travel status.
3. You must be exclusively available to participate in the Programme for a minimum of ten weeks across May 2018.
If you’re currently sitting at home thinking you could’ve done a much better job in the twerking challenge, or definitely have the best bod to be transmitted live in HD throughout the nation, then here’s how you can get in touch.
You might get a massive cash prize, you might even get your own version of Cash Hughes?
Who knows, you might even find love, like Kem and Chris?
If you think you can win, or you just want a two month holiday, then you better get your application in before the deadline hits.
We ain't banterin'.