Just six of this year’s 36 Love Island contestants came through the public application process.
A total of 24 were recruited by ITV’s casting team, with a further six being put forward by professional agents.
It’s thought around 80,000 people applied for this year’ series.
The figures have come out as part of an investigation by MPs on the reality TV show.
On Monday (29), a record 3.6 million people watched Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea crowned this year’s Love Island champions.
The couple stormed to victory and beat favourites Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury.