This season of island of love has already led to a review of some age differences between the film couples.
ITV’s hit dating show returned for its eighth season last Monday (6 June) with 11 new contestants entering the villa.
However, Gemma and Davide’s short-lived coupling drew criticism from viewers due to the eight-year age difference between them.
Currently, Michael Owen’s 19-year-old daughter is the youngest single at the villa. The second youngest was Liam at age 22, although he left the series after just a week.
Many viewers have wondered whether or not the show imposes a minimum age on potential contestants.
In fact, anyone over the age of 18 can apply to appear on island of love. There is also no upper age limit, although participants are usually in their 20s.
Here’s a guide on how to apply to appear on island of love.
In addition to the minimum age limit, there are also a number of other strictly enforced rules about who can and cannot apply.
In advance of this series, participants were offered inclusion training that covered language related to disability, sexuality, race and ethnicity, behaviors and microaggressions.
island of love continues on Monday 13 June at 9pm on ITV2.