What do the Love Island winners get and do Islanders get paid?

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MANY aspiring reality stars have managed to launch their careers on Love Island after cashing in on their newfound fame with lucrative book deals and promotional appearances.

But do Islanders earn anything whilst they are in the villa? And how much is the prize money? We’ve got all the details.

Love Island winners Greg O’Shea and Amber Gill
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What do the winning couple get and what’s the prize?

Love Island is over for another year with Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea crowned winners of 2019.

The winning couple is awarded £50,000 which they can either steal for themselves or share with their partner.

Plus on top of the cash price it’s expected that the winners can anticipate many lucrative deals coming their way.

Of course Amber and Greg shared the cash, pocketing £25,000 each.

Since 2015 the couple have always split the money,

The winning couple from 2017, Kem and Amber, were inundated with opportunities once they’d left the villa – with the pair having a short hosting stint on Good Morning Britain and Kem appearing on Dancing On Ice.

And Kem was back in 2018 and 2019 working with the show that made his name with Love Island: The Morning After Podcast.

It’s not just the winning couple who can cash in, as runners up Chris and Olivia starred in the ITVBe show Crackin’ On which detailed their time out of the villa up until their break-up.

Chris and Kem also topped the iTunes chart with their single a Little Bit Leave It.

2018 winners Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham are believed to have set to raked in a cool £2million from cashing in on their fame from the show – they have since split up.

How much do the Love Island cast earn?

Love Island 2019 stars were paid just £250 a week for appearing on the show.

That’s £50 a week more than the stars of 2018, who accepted £200 a week to cover their bills, rent and utilities while appearing on the show.

While the stars don’t get paid a direct salary to appear on the show, ITV does supplement living costs, in addition to the free food and products.

An ITV insider stated that: “We do make a contribution towards any loss of earnings.”

And 2016 islander Malin Anderson revealed at the time of her series: “It was like £200 a week.”

Of course once they’ve left, stars can capitalise on their new-found fame by raking in up to £10,000 for personal appearances.


When was Love Island 2019 on ITV2?

Love Island series five kicked off on Monday, June 3, 2019 on ITV2.

Caroline Flack was once again host of the show and joined by voice-over artist Iain Stirling.

The show came to an end ofm July 29, 2019.

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