Love Island fans are convinced there’s something fishy about Priya Gopaldas’ revelation about her pay cheque for her stint in the show – as she was paid before she went into the villa despite bosses not knowing how long she’d be in there for
Love Island fans have been left scratching their heads after Priya Gopaldas revealed she was paid £750 for her stint in the villa – but she got the money before bosses knew how long she’d be in there for.
The kind-hearted doctor explained this week how she’d donated her entire fee for her appearance on the show to an NHS charity.
In her post, Priya shared the receipt for the donation which was marked as August 5 – days before she was first seen on screens on August 9.
” Love Island pay cheque put to use,” she wrote alongside a snap of her bank transfer.
Contestants are rumoured to be paid around £250 per week for their time in the show, but this year they had to isolate in Majorca for two weeks before starting their villa stint.
Priya entered on day 42 of the hit ITV2 dating show before being dumped alongside her partner Brett Staniland on day 50 – meaning she lasted a total of eight days.
In theory, Priya could have lasted another another week in the villa if she’d escaped the dumping, but she had already been paid for two weeks of isolating and one week on the show.
Priya entered the villa around two weeks before the final and she initially got close to Matthew before taking a liking to new boy Brett.
She chose him at the recoupling, sending Matthew home. However, the romance hit the rocks days later when she admitted she “got the ick”.
It happened during a dinner date with Brett, confessing to the girls behind his back that she was bored.
Another red flag came when Brett told her he wasn’t a huge fan of cheese, and it looked like the writing was on the wall for the pair.
They were sent packing in the next dumping as the other islanders were forced to choose the show’s least compatible couple.
After Priya’s “boring” comments, it made the couple an easy choice for the rest of the group.
Following her exit from the villa, Priya took to her Instagram and thanked fans for their support.
“Totally overwhelmed and HUGELY grateful for all the positive support I’ve received after my little stint on @loveisland Thank you, all of your kind messages definitely don’t go unnoticed,” she wrote.
“Spending the next week soaking up the sunshine out here in Mallorca and shall be answering some questions about my experience in the villa on my story this evening”.
Priya spent a week isolating in Majorca after leaving the show but has since jetted back to the UK.
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