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It’s time to share the love! Or more ac­cu­rately, share the Love Is­land, with non-bi­nary and intersex cou­ples get­ting a shot at the se­ries this year!

Bosses on the UK ver­sion of the show are spread­ing the net wide in their ap­pli­ca­tion process, ask­ing prospec­tive con­tes­tants to nom­i­nate whether they iden­tify as male, fe­male, non-bi­nary (i.e. not in­cluded in a strict male or fe­male cat­e­gory) or intersex (born with both male and fe­male char­ac­ter­is­tics).

And ev­ery­one is en­cour­aged to ap­ply – a marked change for a for­mat that has pre­vi­ously faced crit­i­cism for its al­most ex­clu­sive fo­cus on het­ero­sex­ual re­la­tion­ships (with the odd bi­sex­ual con­tes­tant thrown in).

Given that tens of thou­sands of peo­ple are ex­pected to go for the cov­eted con­tes­tant po­si­tions, there’s scope for a wide range of ap­pli­cants. So will the Aussie ver­sion fol­low suit? Come on peo­ple, it’s 2019 – get with the times!

How far will the cast ex­pand after Sea­son One?

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