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Love Island bosses are reportedly 'searching for key workers' and contestants with ambitions aside from 'becoming famous' for the hotly anticipated new 2021 series.
The summer season was recently teased by television host Laura Whitmore and so it looks like the application process is well underway.
After the success of NHS doctor Alex George and solicitor Rosie Williams, it seems ITV bosses are looking for those with careers on the outside to take part in the new series.
According to The Sun, the show wishes to move away from the usual Instagram influencers who take part and focus on applicants with other ambitions.
A source told the publication: "The team have had over 100,000 applications and have been looking for talent with a bit of edge.
"Some of the best contestants over the years have been those who don't just want to be famous – those with some real ambition, a solid career and a story to tell, especially of the key worker variety."
Dr Alex George took part in the popular reality show in 2018 and has since continued to work in his field.
The television star and influencer is working as a doctor on the front line during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
As well as his full-time job as a doctor, Alex has been an advocate for public health and safety during the pandemic.
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He regularly shares helpful tips and information about mental health on social media after he tragically lost his brother to suicide in 2020.
Dr Alex was even recently appointed as Ambassador for Mental Health by the Prime Minister.
ITV bosses appear to have noticed Dr Alex's huge following and growing support from fans who have branded him a 'real influencer'.
While reality stars like Dr Alex have received huge praise for their efforts, some former Love Island stars and influencer received backlash for jetting off to Dubai for 'work' during the pandemic.
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