Love Island fans all say the same thing after it’s revealed how 2022 cast were picked

LOVE Island fans have all said the same thing after it was revealed how the 2022 cast were picked.

The hit ITV2 show returns tomorrow night with a new batch of sexy singletons looking for love.

Love Island fans have all said the same thing after learning how the 2022 cast were recruited

Gemma Owen is the daughter of former footballer Michael Owen

These include former footballer Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma, 19, and model Indiyah Polack, 23.

Fans can’t wait to see who couples up with who, but some have been left disappointed to learn how the first contestants to enter the villa this year were recruited.

MailOnline claims 100,000 applied through the channel’s official process, but only three were chosen.

The rest were approached by ITV staff, including the show’s first deaf contestant Tasha Ghouri, 23.

Salesman Ikenna Ekwonna, 23, fishmonger Luca Bish, 23, and 22-year-old student Liam Llewellyn were also approached according to the publication.

While Amber Beckford, 24, a nanny from London, was approached, she decided to go through the application process.

It means paramedic Paige Thorne, 24, estate agent Andrew Le Page, 27, and microbiologist Dami Hope, 26, were the three to come through the official recruitment process.

A source told MailOnline: “There were almost 100,000 applications this year, which is about the same as most years, but the final cast doesn’t reflect that.”

However, more Islanders will enter the villa throughout the series and it’s currently unknown how they were recruited.

Some fans were not impressed by the report, with one writing online: “So there’s nothing real about the reality tv show. What a shock.”

Another added: “Programme filled with so called influencers, daughters of footballers, its time for change.”

A third wrote: “No different to BGT or the X Factor, they are all fixed so the “right” people will make the final.”

Meanwhile a fourth commented: “So much for wanting ordinary people to apply…three out of 100,000.

“Celebs get them higher viewing figures and thus more advertising revenue… will never be different.”

A Love Island spokesman said: “All Islanders would go through the same process before entering the villa, whether they apply or are approached.”

Love Island starts at 9pm on Monday, June 6 on ITV2.