Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea have been crowned the surprise winners of Love Island 2019.
The 24-year-old rugby player and 21-year-old beauty therapist, who coupled up just 10 days ago, chose to split the £50,000 cash prize after being voted the nation’s most popular couple in the fifth series of the ITV2 dating show on Monday night.
It comes after the five remaining couples were visited by their families in Mallorca over the weekend.
As the longest-standing couple in the villa, Tommy and Molly-Mae were the bookies’ favourites to win, despite basketball star Ovie gaining a cult fan steadily gaining over the past few weeks (we’re a big fan of these t-shirts emblazoned with his name tbh).
Tommy and Molly-Mae were bookies’ favourite (Credit: ITV2)
The lovebirds coupled up six weeks ago, after 20-year-old Tommy’s dalliance with former islander Lucie Donlan came to an end when she chose to give things a shot with Joe Garratt.
Curtis and Maura’s fledgling romance began earlier this month when a heartbroken Amy Hart left the villa, while 24-year-old Greg has been credited with putting a smile back on Amber’s face following her heartbreak over firefighter Michael Griffiths.
Ovie and India were the fan favourites (credit: ITV2)
Meanwhile, new couple India and Ovie have gone from strength to strength despite Jordan’s ill-fated attempt to ‘get to know’ the 28-year-old Playboy model last week.
Love Island was recently named as the most watched programme of the year for adults aged 16-34, across any channel.
The show has hit new heights in its fifth series this summer, breaking the 6 million viewers mark for the first time, and has proved so popular that ITV will air two series a year from 2020.
Curtis and Maura were a late entry (credit: ITV2)
Love Island has now been commissioned in a total of 13 countries; last year the format launched in Australia and across the Nordics, all produced by ITV Studios’ labels in those countries.
In 2019 the show has launched on CBS in the US, produced by ITV Entertainment, and in Belgium and Holland, while it will also debuted in Poland and Hungary. It will return for a third series in Germany and a second in Australia, Finland and Sweden.
Love Island series five is available to watch on ITV2 now