Love Island fever has taken over the nation once again this summer, and is currently drawing in millions of viewers each night.
And if you’re one of those millions of viewers, how would you like to bag yourself £3,500?
Do you know everything that’s going on in the villa? Are you up to date with the ins and outs of each islanders’ relationship? Do you sit up and take notice when you hear the words “can I pull you for a chat?”. Well, this may just be the perfect job for you.
FandomSpot.com – a leading platform for online communities and fandoms – is recruiting for a fan of the ITV2 reality dating show to binge watch all the episodes in the current series and create engaging content for its site.
If that wasn’t enticing enough as it is, the Love Island Investigator and Editor will be paid £3,500 for their troubles.
Here’s everything you need to know.
What does the role entail?
The successful applicant will be required to spend three hours a day consuming episodes of the ever-popular reality show, as well as trawling through gossip blogs, social media, and relevant Love Island news platforms.
This is to “investigate any backlash following every episode”.
If you think you’re perfect for the role, but are worried about a lack of writing experience, you don’t need to worry to much as the job description states that the role is “best suited” to somebody with insider knowledge of what fans want to know and read about, and that qualifications and previous editorial experience are not required.
“Applicants must be over the age 18, and have great written English skills,” it adds.
Strong writing, digital literacy and investigative skills are a bonus, as well as social media talents, and additionally, candidates are required to have a strong enough internet connection to upload their work, and to binge watch the show live.
How much will I get paid?
Even though fans of the show likely won’t need much of an incentive to carry on watching, FandomSpot is offering an impressive one-off payment of £3,599 to the successful applicant.
Though the current series of Love Island is expected to come to a close on Monday 23 August, the company says “there could be opportunities for the right candidate to create content about future seasons of the show and other similar reality TV series.”
Fancy it? The closing date for applications is Thursday 12 August, and you can apply here.
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Cheadle care home asks locals to take their dogs to its ‘Canine Café’ next week to cheer up residents
A Greater Manchester care home is calling on locals to take their dogs down to its ‘Canine Café’ next week to help cheer up the residents.
After recent studies have shown that introducing dogs into care home settings can help lift people’s mood and increase social interaction among the community, Abney Court Care Home in the Trafford town of Cheadle – which sits within the picturesque grounds of Abney Hall Park – has decided to host its very-own ‘Canine Café’ next week.
But in a bid to make sure there’s enough canine cuddles for all the residents, staff at the home are asking the public to bring their own four-legged friends down to the party.
Abney Court created the canine-themed event after being inspired by the positive impact previous animal visits have had on residents’ wellbeing in the past, and after hearing how much they missed the company of their own pets from their younger years.
Cheadle care home asks locals to take their dogs to its ‘Canine Café’ next week to cheer up residents / Credit: Care UK (via Facebook)
Taking place next Friday 8 March from 11am-12pm, Abney Court’s ‘Canine Café’ gives attendees the chance to enjoy loads of tasty puppy-themed treats and drinks, all while being in the company of furry friends.
Of course, all four-legged guests will be taken good care of too.
Not only will the pups be able to enjoy plenty of fuss from the home’s residents, but they’ll also get the opportunity to play with the other pooches, and be treated to their very-own ‘pup cake’ too.
There’ll also be lots of garden games and a raffle too, so everyone has a shot a winning a whole host of goodies to take home.
Inviting the Greater Manchester public down to the party next week, Amcia Hara, who is the Home Manager at Abney Court, said: “We are looking forward to inviting the local community to our Canine Café, as atudies have shown that introducing dogs into care homes can help lift people’s mood and increase social interaction.
“The human-animal bond is powerful in promoting self-esteem and wellbeing, which is exactly why we feel our Canine Café is set to be a brilliant event.
“Whether you have your own dog or simply an animal lover, we’d encourage you to come along to our event.”
Abney Court Care Home’s Canine Café is happening next Friday 8 March from 11am-12pm.
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Jason Manford is joining the cast of Waterloo Road as the new headteacher
The BBC has announced that Jason Manford will be joining the cast of Waterloo Road, and he’s got himself a starring role in it too.
The famous Manc may be more known for his stand-up comedy, screen presenting work, and on-stage musicaltheatre gigs – but now, he’s giving TV acting a go, and will be stepping into the role of the fictional school’s new headteacher in the next series of the show that’s set to air later this year.
Manford will play Steve Savage – or Mr Savage, to the kids – who goes on to have a big impact on the staff and pupils at Waterloo Road, but not before he ruffles a few feathers along the way.
While the BBC has teased that Manford’s new role as headteacher will leave people questioning how the future looks for current headteacher Kim Campbell, viewers will apparently just have to “wait and see” how the storyline plays out.
Manford has admitted it’s an “absolute treat” to have joined the cast of the popular show.
Speaking on his new role as the casting was announced on the official BBC social media platforms yesterday, Manford said: “What an absolute treat it is to join the cast and crew of Waterloo Road, right here in my home city of Manchester.
“My kids and I binged the show during lockdown.
“It’s such a brilliant and iconic show, so I’m dead proud to now be part of its history. Growing up, I always wanted to be a teacher, and now becoming a headteacher, I know I would have been terrible.”
Alongside Manford in his new role, the BBC has also announced that a whole host of other new characters are being thrown into the mix for the next series too – including Saira Choudhry as Nisha Chandra, the school’s newest maths teacher, and a gaggle of new students played by Olly Rhodes, Nathan Wood, Sonya Nisa, Miya Ocego, Danny Murphy, and Matthew Khan.
Jason Manford is joining the cast of Waterloo Road as the new headteacher / Credit: BBC
Fellow famous Mancs Adam Thomas and Kym Marsh are also set to return, alongside the rest of the current teaching staff and plenty of the same students.
Waterloo Road has continued to remain as popular as ever since its long-awaited return to TV screens last year, with the latest reboot series having been watched weekly on BBC One by audiences in their millions.
It’s also cemented its position as one of the top shows on BBC iPlayer for viewers under 35 too.