After 8 weeks of islanders grafting and cracking on, being pied off and mugged off. 8 weeks of vibes, factor 50, ‘I got a text’ and love triangles – the villa shuts down for the remainder of the Spanish summer. It has been a crazy ride! From the OG islanders to the late entries who stole the nation’s hearts – we take a look back at the finale from what has been a summer full of ups, downs and complete turnarounds.
You may have heard by now, Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea emerged victorious from Love Island 2019, beating the show’s longest-lasting couple, Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury to the £50k prize. The duo were caught speechless as Caroline Flack announced their win in front of a live crowd, containing their fellow islanders.
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In traditional Love Island fashion, both Amber and Greg were presented with a golden envelope each, and it was Greg who picked up the full cash prize. After building his reputation as one of the show’s most chivalrous gents – it seemed in little doubt that he would share the cash – and he did – as both walked away with a £25k share. The surprise win was well appreciated by viewers who were pleased to see Amber’s dramatic journey end in success.
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Let’s take a brief look at the journey of Love Island 2019’s winning couple.
The 21-year-old Geordie, Amber enjoyed an early fling and feelings for firefighting Scouser, Michael Griffiths before his head was turned at Casa Amor. Michael returned with new girl, Joanna Chimonides leaving Amber to grapple with her own emotions in the week that followed.
Unlucky in love, Ovie Soko came in to save the day, after he too was pied off by Anna Vakili soon after Casa Amor. The two coupled up to make one of the viewer’s favourite blossoming friendships. Ovie and Amber immediately became the best-loved couple – as they were seen supporting each other throughout the show. Much to the disappointment of viewers, it never progressed to more than a friendship.
Ovie and Amber’s fortunes were about to change. Joanna and Michael were forced into the bottom two, with the islanders voting for Joanna to leave. Joanna would brand Michael ‘a snake’ for staying and, she was perhaps proved right when Michael was caught snogging Amber days later, admitting he still had feelings for her.
By this time though, Irish rugby star, Greg O’Shea had entered the villa and had already done enough to sweep Amber off her feet. After putting the smile back on her face with his charming, chilled and gentlemanly persona, Greg too became a fan favourite – leading the charge to be Love Island‘s unlikely winners.
Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague were virtually inseparable. And despite allegations against Molly-Mae about faking her feelings for Tommy, they breezed into the final three- only narrowly missing out on the crown in second.
Ovie too found love as late entrant, India Reynolds fell for the 6 ft 7 basketballer. Whether it was for choosing Ovie or calling villain Jordan, ‘mate’ as he attempted to crack on with her, that made her popular with the public, there was no doubt that they became among the frontrunners as a couple and third place seemed fitting.
Curtis Pritchard broke hearts when he parted with former flame Amy Hart but found love again when he pitted Francesca Allen and Maura Higgins against one another, with Maura eventually winning his heart. The lighthearted and boisterous couple did enough to finish the show in fourth place.
So there it is; Love Island 2019 shuts down for the summer and will return once more for both a summer and winter series in 2020.
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