'I am so shocked!' Love Island 2023 winners revealed!

Kai Fagan wins Love Island with girlfriend Sanam Harrinanan credit:Bang Showbiz
Kai Fagan wins Love Island with girlfriend Sanam Harrinanan credit:Bang Showbiz

Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan have won 'Love Island.'

The 24-year-old PE teacher and social worker Sanman, also 24, had coupled up during their time on the hit ITV2 reality dating show and will now receive £50,000 as the winning pair from the 2023 winter series.

Immediately after hearing their names called on Monday's episode (13.03.23), Sanam told host Maya Jama: "I can't believe it, I'm shocked to even be here!"

The victorious couple had fought off competition in the public vote from the likes of Lana Jenkins and Ron Hall - who finished as runners up in the series - as well as third-placed couple Samie Elishi and Tom Clare and Sanam reflected just moments before the win that Kai was "always" the one for her.

She said: "For me, it was always Kai, like I always said he was my number one. Obviously, he is a very attractive guy but I fell in love with everything. Everything about him, I just, I just loved it. I really didn't think I was gonna be here. I'm going to cry!"

Kai - who had previously been coupled up with Olivia Hawkins before Sanam made her debut as a bombshell arrival midway through the series - noted that his journey on the show had been a "rollercoaster" but he is looking forward to treating Sanam away from the glamour of the South African villa.

"Yeah it's been a rollercoaster! But literally, she blew me away. I think it's the eyes. I always to her that it was the first conversation we had, she did the eyes. But she doesn't do it anymore! After that first one, we just got closer and closer.

"She doesn't leave my side and I absolutely love her. In here, it's amazing and you have so many people working around you, arranging the most amazing dates ever but I can't wait to be able to put my time and effort into her and show her how amazing she is. On the outside, she's gonna be my girlfriend but I want that control. I'm gonna make it so special and I have told her so many times that she is gonna be my girlfriend on the outside. So keep a look out!"

'Love Island' aired on ITV2 and ITVX and can be seen in Ireland on Virgin Media Two and Virgin Media Player.