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30th May 2018

The wages for Love Island 2018’s contestants have been revealed

The price of fame is pretty low

Oli Dugmore

The price of fame is pretty low

The cast of Love Island series four will receive a nominal fee for their ‘services,’ new reports reveal.

12 new contestants enter the villa on Monday June 4 for Love Island 2018, and they’ll be paid to do so. Which is quite something, when you consider the future value of their Instagram endorsements for detox teas and charcoal toothpaste.

Laura Anderson, 29, is from Sterling and is a new contestant on Love Island 2018

Still, they’re going to be paid £200 a week, or £2.80 an hour – less than they pay at Maccy’s, according to The Sun.

An insider said: “All the islanders are getting £200 a week to be on the show.

“If you break it down to how many hours they’re filming every day it’s absolutely nothing! But they know the end goal is mega-money and fame.

“If they win, it could be £50,000 they leave with or £25,000 if they split the pot. Then they’ll make loads off the back of magazine deals and sponsorships.

“They’re all prepared to take the hit now because this time next year they could be rolling in it.”

This year’s instalment of the constructed reality show will be the longest running ever and has had new regulations introduced, including a ban on smoking on camera and a set of “sex rules.”