Love Island’s Priya Gopaldas says she received £750 show pay cheque and has donated it to NHS charity

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Priya Gopaldas has revealed that she received a £750 Love Island pay cheque following her short stint on the ITV2 dating show.

The medical student, 23, was dumped from the villa with Brett Staniland earlier this month ahead of Monday's finale, where Millie Court and Liam Reardon were crowned the winners.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Priya revealed that she had received a £750 Love Island pay cheque and that she had donated it to NHS Charities Together.

Posting an update of the activity to her Story, she penned: "Love Island pay cheque put to use" as she shared a screenshot of the bank balance and her donation.

Priya also revealed that she has been thrown a sweet surprise party upon her return home after leaving the ITV2 dating show villa.

It has previously been reported that Love Island stars are paid for their time on the show.

According to The Sun, contestants get around £250 for every week they are on viewers' screens.

This is said to be a pay rise from the £200 Islanders reportedly received in 2018.

The Daily Star previously reported that this figure is to "compensate" them for their time on the show.

This fee intends to cover the Islanders' bills, rent and general costs back home while they are living in the villa.

As well as the pay cheques, the winners of Love Island receive a cheque for £50,000, which one member of the couple get to decide whether they will keep the full amount for themselves or split it with their partner.

During the recent finale, fans called for the show to ditch the “dull” money twist after winners Millie and Liam split the £50,000 prize.

After picking the envelope containing the jackpot, host Laura Whitmore asked Millie if she was going to: “Split or steal?”

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The Essex-born star replied that she was of course choosing “love”, leaving Laura having to confirm she did indeed want to split the cash with her Welsh other half.

The moment came just after Liam had made their relationship official.

No Love Island winner has ever stolen the £50,000 for themselves, and the predictable outcome of Millie’s decision left fans calling for the twist to be scrapped.

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