Spending a few weeks on a tropical island as you try and hook up with other islanders barely sounds like the worst way to spend a summer.
Aside from the prospect of finding romance and generally having a laugh there’s the small matter of the £50,000 grand prize for the winners of the show.
Sure, there’s a lot of drama, most of it probably staged but a lot of it is sitting in the sun doing Yorkshire accents.
Forget all the drama, recoupling and games…
— Dom Stirling (@domstirling12) July 8, 2018
Despite all that, the islanders do have to sacrifice several weeks of their life, so you’d have to imagine they get some kind of spends for their troubles.
For the eight weeks of island time, contestants actually only pocket around £2.80 per hour or £200 per week according to The Sun.
A source 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.”
It makes sense really, we’re all familiar with those god awful health drink sponsorship deals islanders go onto flood their Instagrams with.
In fact, Instagram actually offers islanders one of the biggest money-earning opportunities alongside magazine deals.