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Love Island Fans React After Priya Lifts Lid On Show's Pay Cheque

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Love Island Fans React After Priya Lifts Lid On Show's Pay Cheque

Love Island's Priya Gopaldas has revealed how much Islanders are paid for their time spent in the villa

The 23-year-old medical student was dumped from the island with Brett Staniland in the days leading up to Monday night's finale.

On Wednesday, Priya revealed she donated her entire £750 pay cheque for her eight day stint to NHS Charities Together on her Instagram Stories.

"Love Island pay cheque put to use," she wrote.

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Priya donated her entire Love Island pay cheque to charity (Credit: Priya Gopaldas/Instagram)
Priya donated her entire Love Island pay cheque to charity (Credit: Priya Gopaldas/Instagram)

And fans were left taken aback by how much Priya received for an eight day stint in the sun.

Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: "A week on Love Island is £750, I now know why Hugo was fighting for his life."

A second added: "Lol they get paid £750 for a short stint on Love Island the brand deals and exposure really carry the income!"

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Love Island fans were stunned at the pay (Credit: Twitter)
Love Island fans were stunned at the pay (Credit: Twitter)

One person contacted Priya on Twitter to praise her for making a donation. "You're an amazing woman donating your salary to the NHS. <3 I wish there were more like you."

A fourth Twitter user added: "Probably to somewhat compensate for the money they aren’t earning while on the show. A lot of them have to quit their jobs or book time off they won’t get paid for. £250 per week isn’t a crazy amount depending on your living situation and lifestyle but it’s something."

Priya’s good deed is one of the rare times a former Islander has revealed how much they received while on the juggernaut ITV dating show. 

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Islanders get around £250 for every week they take part, according to The Sun, and it is to help compensate bills, rent and other general costs.

Tyla has contacted ITV for comment.

After being dumped, Priya said she had made "lifelong friendships" with many of the girls in the villa. She also discussed what's next for her and Brett and if you were hoping there was romance in the cards, you may be disappointed.

"We are going to be friends and I reckon our friendship is going to last a long time," she explained. "We are so similar and we got on so well. I don’t think there is anything romantic there but I know for certain there will be a friendship."

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Priya and Brett are in the friendzone (Credit: ITV)
Priya and Brett are in the friendzone (Credit: ITV)

Islanders who make it to the final are in with the chance of scooping the £50,000 prize fund, after weeks of sunbathing, being tested by bomb shells, and taking part in challenges.

This year, Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank, Faye Winter and Teddy Soares, Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran and Millie Court and Liam Reardon made it to the grand final episode. 'Milliam', as Millie and Liam have been dubbed by their super fans, were named the winners.

And similar to previous seasons, Milliam had a very big decision to make in their final moments on the show.

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Priya is a medical student from London (Credit: ITV)
Priya is a medical student from London (Credit: ITV)

Host Laura Whitmore asked the couple to choose one envelope each, with one containing all the prize money and the other with absolutely nothing. Millie ended up choosing the envelope with the £50,000 after an extremely tense pause, she chose to split it equally with her beau. 

Love Island is available to stream on ITV Hub and BritBox.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Love Island, TV And Film, ITV

Gregory Robinson
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