It's a lot harder than it seems to actually get on Love Island 1 week ago

It's a lot harder than it seems to actually get on Love Island

It's the hardest show to get on, apparently.

Love Island has been on our screens for several weeks now, and it's safe to say we're all hooked.


But, have you ever wondered just how easy or difficult it is to get on the show?

As it turns out, the whole process is way harder than we might have assumed.

In fact, research from Uswitch revealed that Love Island applicants have a 0.08% chance of making the final cut.

The company analysed Google search data to see which TV shows attract the most applicants. They then compared this data to the number of contestants that make it through.

With 30,000 applicant searches being made per year - and with just 11 initial spots on the show - ITV's dating show is officially the hardest show to get on.

It really makes you wonder why a show with such an enormous pool of people to choose from took this long to find decent matches for Kaz and Hugo?


Uswitch's research also determined that Philip Schofield's show The Cube is the second hardest to get on, with a success rate of 0.10%.

In third place is Married at First Sight with a success rate 0.16%.

Other shows filling out the top 10 most difficult shows to get on include The Circle, First Dates, DIY SOS, The Wall, Beat The Chasers, The Great British Bake Off and The Apprentice.

If you do fancy making an appearance on TV, your best bet may be to apply for Countdown. The long running lunchtime puzzle series receives 840 application searches per year and has 250 contestants per series. This gives applicants a 29.76% chance of making it onto the show.

While there is no massive cash prize or Pretty Little Thing deals for the Countdown winner, you can rest assured that you won't have to wear a bikini while on telly, and you might take home a teapot, so it's a win-win.


Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on Virgin Media One and the Virgin Media Player.