Love Island 2022 could wind up with the most diverse cast yet amid reports that non-binary applications are being accepted. The ITV2 dating series, which aired its most recent season last summer with Millie Court and Liam Reardon winning the £50,000 prize money, has long received criticism over its lack of LGBTQ+ representation.

However, TV insiders claim bosses are hoping to make a change this year and are encouraging those who do not identify as either male or female to apply.

A source told The Sun: ‘Producers are under more pressure than ever to make this series as woke as possible after it has previously come under criticism for its lack of diversity.‘The move could make the basic rules of the show complicated, as each coupling ceremony separates boys and girls, but they are keen to have a non-binary contestant this year.