Ex-Love Island contestant’s advice to recruiters

Being true to yourself and making the cast and crew laugh are some of the secrets to successfully landing a place on the 2018 series of dating reality show Love Island, according to past contestant and recruiter Adam Jukes.

According to reports, 80,000 people have already applied to be on the 2018 series of ITV’s summer smash hit show, which involves a group of contestants, referred to as Islanders, living in isolation from the outside world in a villa in Mallorca under the watchful eye of TV cameras. To survive in the villa the Islanders must be coupled up with another Islander, whether it be for love, friendship or money, with the overall winning couple receiving £50k. 

Recruiter spoke to Adam Jukes, a senior consultant at Randstad CPE, who made it up to day 41 of 45, before being dumped, in the 2016 show about what sets successful applicants for the show apart.

“The main thing is you’ve got to be a bit different,” Jukes told Recruiter. “Whereas some people go in and are quite reserved, I went in there and was quite out there really. I didn’t beat about the bush about what I was like on nights out…

“Be true to yourself. You’ve got to try and make the cast and crew laugh – you’ve got to be funny.”

Although Jukes, who revealed he has been in a relationship for the last few months, told Recruiter he wouldn’t necessarily recommend going on the show to any recruiters out there.

“It’s tough because with regards to working, when I came back it was hard to get back into work just because of being asked to travel around the country, go the PAs, do endorsements.

“I probably wouldn’t [go on the show] in all honesty, because I had to leave my desk, take a few months out, and then come back and start again really.”

Just goes to prove how fickle celebrity fame is at the end of the day. Now where did I put You-say-Honey-I-say G’s number…?

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