Love Island are taking a leaf out the Made In Chelsea book by casting a socialite influencer for the upcoming 2021 season.

The hit ITV reality dating show is due back on screens in just a few weeks time after being off the air for over a year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

And rumours abound that high society fashion influencer Aimee-Rose Francis is among the cast of beautiful contestants heading to the villa in the hopes of finding love – and fame.

The 29-year-old blogger reportedly lives in the Chelsea neighbourhood of London and her website says she has “a passion for long lunches and champagne cocktails.”

Aimee-Rose Francis is said to be heading to the Love Island villa

According to Love Island sources, the makers of the show are banking the well-heeled beauty will attract viewers – and the online sensation is already something of a star, having 84,000 followers on Instagram.

A show source told The Sun on Sunday: “Producers are nearly there with their cast and Aimee is top of their list.

“She’s incredibly well-educated, has bags of personality and isn’t afraid to stand up for herself.

The West London lass is popular online already thanks to her fashion blogging

"She could have walked straight off reality show Made In Chelsea. Bosses think she’ll be a great addition.”

Makers of Love Island have reportedly already eyed up an NHS hero to take part in the upcoming new series.

Toluwa Adepeju was a frontline worker during the Covid-19 pandemic and is said to be taking the summer off work in order to take part in the upcoming seventh season of the show.

The 25-year-old boasts almost 12,000 followers on Instagram – with fans racking up likes for his candid photos of himself in hospital scrubs.

Toluwa Adepeju is another Instagram star tipped to be taking part in the 2021 series

A source said back in April: "He's led from the very front - in hospital and online, educating people of the risks and the need to get vaccinated.

"He is a perfect pick. He's modest, down to earth and loves what he does."

Love Island is expected to return to ITV2 next month.