Love Island gets more applicants than top universitiesCambridge News.
According to statistics published by The Daily Mail, 85,000 hopeful contestants applied to appear on the ITV Mallorca-based show this year alone. That’s compared to 36,000 who applied to study at Oxbridge. The surprising statistic has caused a bit of a stir on social media, sparking controversy. BBC presenter Dan Walker has negative views on the latest statistics, tweeting: “I’ve just read that more people applied for Love Island this year than Oxford and Cambridge! What is happening to us?”
Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys Williams responded to Walker’s tweet, writing: “But Oxbridge isn’t a realistic aspiration for 99% of people. Anyone can fill out a form and apply for Love Island – gain 10,000 followers on Instagram and get sponsored by BooHoo.com, compared to the strenuous process of applying for those universities.”
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