Inside the Love Island bible that all finalists are given after leaving the show

Inside the Love Island bible that all finalists are given after leaving the show


Having spent nearly two months on our screens, this year’s series ofLove Island has finally come to an end.

After a summer of romantic dates and dramatic recouplings, Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu were crowned winners of Love Island 2022 in a final that saw them compete against runners-up Gemma Owen and Luca Bish.

And while the contestants may be bidding farewell to their Mallorca villa, a whole new chapter is about to begin as they kick start their lives post Love Island.

One person who knows one or two things about this transition isDemi Jones, who appeared on the winter series of the show back in 2020. Here she talks to OK! about what the Islanders can expect following their stint on the show…

Contestants are given a “Love Island bible”

With seven seasons under its belt, plenty of contestants have entered Love Island and left to find success. According to Demi, finalists receive a handbook to help them cope with the newfound fame.

“ITV gives you a handbook that tells you all the tips and tricks and has different emails and contact details for agents and management companies that they recommend,” she says. “It’s essentially a list of 20-30 names as well as information on how to handle yourself in the public eye, how to protect yourself on social media from trolling and things like that.”

Demi adds: “You also get the phone numbers of the producers and the counselling team, so you can contact them at any time. It’s basically a Love Island bible for life outside of the villa.”

The Islanders stay in a Love Island bubble

After leaving the villa, Demi,whose series took place in South Africa, stayed with her fellow Islanders in various hotels for the duration of the first week as they adjusted to life off-screen.

“We stayed in a hotel in South Africa for three days and then the producers moved us to London where we stayed in a hotel together for another three days. We also still had our chaperones on hand,” she says.

As part of this Love Island bubble, contestants have a series of conversations with those involved with the show to help them deal with being in the spotlight.

“I had a meeting with a counsellor and therapist who chatted to me about my feelings. I spoke to people from the press office who wrote down things that had been written that were potentially negative and helped prepare us for any difficult questions,” explains Demi.

“You also have lots of wellbeing chats with producers and we even had a meeting about financial advice and how to manage all the money that we could potentially be making.”

Contestants go into business mode on the plane home

Having spent eight weeks away from friends and family, it may be natural to assume that the first thing contestants do when they get home is spend time catching up with everything they’ve missed. But Demi says that she spent weeks living out of a suitcase after diving headfirst into her new career.

“As soon as we came out, ITV said that when we got home we quickly needed to set up management meetings because the other contestants would be snatching them up and we wouldn’t be able to start making money,” Demi explains.

“I remember being on the flight home and emailing five or six different agencies to arrange a meeting because I was so high on the adrenaline.

“Then when I got back I was absolutely exhausted so I had six back-to-back meetings while suffering from jetlag. Luckily, I met my manager and I’ve been with him for two and a half years.”

Islanders will have already been approached by brands

Demi reveals that brands will have already approached the contestants before they’ve even left the villa, much to the bewilderment of the Islanders.

“When we got our phones back, I remember comparing what business opportunities I’d been offered in my DMs with the other girls,” says Demi.

“I remember there was a message from one hair extension brand which I couldn’t get over. The Christmas before I went into the villa I’d asked my mum for their hair tools as a gift and when I came out of the villa they messaged me saying that they’d love to work with me. It was surreal.”


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