Despite the potential to earn thousands, or even millions, off the back of Love Island, some of its stars stars got back to reality pretty sharpish after leaving the show.
ITV’s biggest matchmaking show made stars of a few – the likes of Dani Dyer, Kem Cetinay, Wes Nelson, Maura Higgins and Molly-Mae Hague – but not everyone.
Love Island is set to return to our screens later this month for a summer of fun.
While some couples rose to fame after the show, some found the career high that came afterwards a little shorter.
So much so, some went straight back to their day jobs – but which ones?
Rachel Fenton – Series 2
Rachel spent eight days in the villa then returned to her job as a clinical orthopaedic nurse.
After she left the show, love interest Rykard Jenkins left Love Island to join her.
However, the couple parted ways after 18 months together and Rachel, 28, continued to work at hospitals as an orthopaedic nurse.
Rachel also made money as an Instagram influencer, but chose to return to the NHS frontline during the pandemic.
Dr Alex George – Series 4
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Alex George joined the villa while he was a doctor and then also went back to the NHS after leaving the show.
Despite being known as the "love doctor" he failed to find romance on the show.
Now he is Good Morning Britain’s health reporter and has documented his work on hospital wards during the pandemic on his Youtube channel.
More recently the A&E doctor has announced he is retraining as a GP.
Grace Wardle – Series 4
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Grace lasted 10 days on the show after entering on day 26 and being dumped from the villa on day 37, and she returned to her job as a hairdresser afterwards.
The blonde beauty was one of the Casa Amor twist bombshells, however she failed to make much of an impact in the main villa.
She briefly caught the eye of Dr Alex but was voted off and went back to her salon in South London.
Malin Andersson – Series 2
Appearing on the 2016 series, Malin went back to work as a carer during the pandemic.
Speaking to The Sun about returning to the care sector during Covid-19, the 28-year-old said: "Going back into care now has been really good for me mentally. Sometimes I can have my down days, like we all do, and I can overthink."
She cared for the elderly and terminally ill during the first lockdown, which she said "humbled her greatly".
Harley Judge – Series 3
Harley lasted nine days on the show before returning to his job as an estate agent.
He was the Ken doll lookalike and was initially coupled up with Amber Davies, however she eventually got with Kem Cetinay and they won the show in 2017.
After the show, aside from his job as an estate agent, he also began bodybuilding and now competes, and launched an OnlyFans account.
Anna Vakili – Series 5
Anna found fame after her 52 days in the villa after which she gave up her day job.
She did, however, return to her previous job as a pharmacist during the pandemic.
During which, she told her 1.2million Instagram followers to get the attention of Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak.
She is now campaigning for pharmacy staff to get better protective equipment after some only had "a quarter of what they were promised".
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