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The Bachelor stars have reportedly been approached to star on the upcoming season of Love Island

EXCLUSIVE: The Bachelor stars have been approached to star on the upcoming season of Love Island as producers scramble to find ‘diverse genuine applicants’ looking for love

Earlier this week it was announced that Love Island Australia producers were looking for more diverse applicants genuinely looking to find a partner.

But now, Daily Mail Australia can reveal that the upcoming season may feature a bevy of familiar faces.

According to a well-placed source, producers have reached out to a slew of reality stars who have failed to find love on past seasons of The Bachelor and Bachelorette.

Still looking for love? A slew of The Bachelor rejects have reportedly been approached to star on the upcoming season of Love Island Australia – as producers scramble to find ‘diverse genuine applicants’. Pictured Kaitlyn Hoppe

The Bachelorette’s Shannon Karaka, Jake Ricciardo and Nick Chamberlain, who appeared on Becky and Elly’s season, have been asked to send in their applications.

It’s understood that Juliette Herrera and Kaitlyn Hoppe, who both failed to find love with Locky Gilbert, have also been contacted to appear on the series. 

The show will film locally instead of internationally due to Covid, some other changes are coming to production too. 

Scrambling: According to a source, producers have reached out to a slew of reality stars who have failed to find love on past seasons of The Bachelor Pictured: Juliette Herrera

Scrambling: According to a source, producers have reached out to a slew of reality stars who have failed to find love on past seasons of The Bachelor Pictured: Juliette Herrera

Still single? It's understood Jake Ricciardo (left) and Nick Chamberlain (right), who appeared on Becky and Elly's season have been asked to send in their applications

Still single? It’s understood Jake Ricciardo (left) and Nick Chamberlain (right), who appeared on Becky and Elly’s season, have been asked to send in their applications

Speaking to 9Now earlier this week, the show’s executive producer Alex Mavroidakis said there will be more emphasis on diversity and finding genuine contestants next season. 

‘We want people to find love, that is absolutely what we want. We’re not in the business of stumping love and trying to get people to break up,’ he explained.

‘We want them to find love, then we want to test that love and we ultimately want love to win.’ 

Coming soon! Love Island's executive producer Alex Mavroidakis said there will be more emphasis on diversity and finding genuine contestants next season

Coming soon! Love Island’s executive producer Alex Mavroidakis said there will be more emphasis on diversity and finding genuine contestants next season

'We are actively looking for a diverse cast in all forms': Love Island Australia has previously come under fire for a lack of diversity in the cast

‘We are actively looking for a diverse cast in all forms’: Love Island Australia has previously come under fire for a lack of diversity in the cast

He added that applicants needed to ‘completely own who they are’ and ‘wear their heart on their sleeve’ and they were also keen on finding more diverse people next season.

‘I think we’ve got a good history of diversity on Love Island,’ he said.

‘And diversity, of course, it comes in many different forms. It can be your nationality, your race, your sexuality, your personality,’ Alex continued.

‘But a hundred per cent we are actively looking for a diverse cast in all forms.’

Love Island Australia has previously come under fire for a lack of diversity in the cast.

When season one aired in 2018, social activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied criticised the series for the all-white cast.

Diverse: Producers tried to fix the lack of diversity for season two, which featured Cynthia Taylu (left), who was born in Liberia and moved to Queensland at the age of seven

Diverse: Producers tried to fix the lack of diversity for season two, which featured Cynthia Taylu (left), who was born in Liberia and moved to Queensland at the age of seven 

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