Reality show fame is more lucrative than an Oxford or Cambridge education

On average, those arriving at the Mediterranean villa in search of love, fame or fortune can expect to earn 1.1 million pounds

This summer, it emerged that more Britons applied to appear on Love Island than to study at Oxford and Cambridge
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This summer, it emerged that more Britons applied to appear on Love Island than to study at Oxford and Cambridge

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Contestants on British reality TV show Love Island out-earn graduates from the UK’s most prestigious universities, according to economics consultancy Frontier.

On average, those arriving at the Mediterranean villa in search of love, fame or fortune can expect to earn 1.1 million pounds ($1.4 million), outstripping the projected financial benefits of studying at either the University of Oxford or its counterpart in Cambridge, Frontier said. Oxbridge graduates are likely to earn about 815,000 pounds more over their lifetime than someone who does not attend university, the research found.

While the aim of the TV show may be to find true love, the

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First Published: Jul 28 2018 | 11:39 PM IST

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