The Love Island bug has even got to us at Sportstar Towers!
We seem to be lucky with the scheduling of the World Cup in the UK, as the later games are finishing around 9pm, which means that we can switch straight over to watch what’s happening in the other important competitive tournament taking place in June, Love Island
Though Love Island has a Machiavellian streak not seen since Cristiano Ronaldo
ensured Wayne Rooney
was sent off in Euro 2004 (we’ll never forget that wink), the fact is that those appearing in this year’s show have their eyes not just on each other, but the prize of a celebrity career in the future if the public like them enough. Which means that the Love Islanders have teams of friends and PR bods working their social accounts hard back at home whilst they soak up the rays and undergo their coupling rituals.
So we decided to take a brief break from the football – it was a morning, there were no games on – to find out which of the Islanders was ranking the highest in capturing a future audience. And we even game them their own Influencer score to see how they compared to real football players.
Here’s the results of our experiment – and yes, we class Caroline Flack
as one of the Islanders, because, well, she’s lovely, isn’t she?