After eight weeks, plenty of grafting, lots of snogging – and even a little bit of crawling – the Love Island finale is now upon us.
Sunday night’s episode (31 July) saw Paige and Adam dumped from the villa ahead of the final after being voted least compatible by their fellow islanders and the public.
That means the last four couples who have survived a scorching couple of months in the Majorcan villa, and still have a chance to bag the £50,000 prize, are: Andrew and Tasha, Dami and Indiyah, Davide and Ekin-Su and Luca and Gemma.
As is Love Island tradition, each couple will read their loving declarations to each other before the winning duo is crowned.
The winners will be taking the throne from last year’s champions, Millie and Liam.
Davide and Ekin-Su are the bookies’ favourites to win this series. The pair’s best moments over the past couple of months have included Davide’s unconventional approach to the baby challenge, their brief separation when Ekin-Su crawled along the terrace for a covert kiss with Jay, and Davide choosing Ekin-Su’s banana pancakes as his favourite (take that Nathalia!).
Follow along with our live blog below for the latest updates on the finale...
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That’s it from me tonight! Closing the blog and having a much-needed glass of wine. Look out for talking points in the next few minutes...
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DAVIDE AND EKIN-SU ARE THE WINNERSSSSS! What a time to be alive
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Right, here we go, winner announcement is imminent. No more ad breaks...
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— Mark Jefferies (@mirrorjeffers) August 1, 2022
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Oh Luca, the supermarket is gonna be a very different experience from here on out
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Ekin-Su’s face here is brilliant:
— SP 🇸🇱 (@septimusajprime) August 1, 2022
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Pleeeeease make a show about Ekin-Su’s Italy trip
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The winning couple of Love Island 2022 is.......................... Rebekah Vardy’s account............................................. (just kidding)
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The winning couple will be crowned after the break... not long now!
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Aw they were so chuffed with the parents of the year award
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Dami: “I feel like it’s been a movie, or should I say TV show...”
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The couple in third place is............... Indiyah and Dami!!!
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Andrew says ‘I feel like I’ve won anyway’ because he gets to leave with Tasha
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The couple in fourth place is Tasha and Andrew!!!!!
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The results of the votes are innnnn
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Voting is now closed! Fourth place couple will be announced after the break...
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Ahaha Indiyah’s recorder moment was iconic. Let’s see that again...
— zizi 🏎 (@thesvtprint) July 25, 2022
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Is “I licked her tit or whatever?” the quote of the series? Yes. Yes it is
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The vote closes in eight minutes! Get those votes in...
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— Jono (@jonoread) August 1, 2022
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OK I’m a wreck
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Tasha quoted her dad in her declaration to Andrew. Here’s some Tasha’s dad content...
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These speeches have been absolutely packed with similes and metaphors
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Dami’s hands are shaking and it’s too much
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Luca was very emotional there!
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Wheyyy!! Banter’s already had its first mention in a Love Island declaration. Thanks Gemma
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— Emu (@Emu38556934) August 1, 2022
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Tasha’s got a Bond girl thing going on
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The girls look unreal. The boys look absolutely petrified
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“We can go as cringey as we want with these, can’t we?” asks Ekin-Su, as the girls write their final declarations for the boys. Cannot wait to hear them
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“Who needs men?” the girls ask themselves at their spa day. Hang on a minute, I thought this series was about all about finding a man to love
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It must be so strange for the islanders having the villa full of people... who aren’t even wearing bikinis
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If you just want to inhale more Love Island content in the ad break... here’s a first look at what’s to come tonight
— Love Island (@LoveIsland) August 1, 2022
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Lots of people are tweeting their votes out already! Here’s how you can cast yours...
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Ekin-Su just did her best RP accent and now I’m certain a campaign is going to begin for an her to have a cameo in Bridgerton. I can see the memes already
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The islanders are learning to do “spicy” Latin dancing and let’s just say some are taking to it more naturally than others
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The islanders have got a text - they’ll be heading off to the Summer Ball tonight
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It’s a champagne breakfast for the islanders on the final day... real life is going to be a shock
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Aaaaand we’re off
With Davide and Ekin-Su the favourites to win...
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... here’s some excellent Davide Dad content...
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Just half an hour to go until the Love Island 2022 finale kicks off. Here’s a throwback to the biggest moments of the series to refresh your memory...
The show is being criticised ahead of the finale
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While there’s a lot of excitement for the finale, and many viewers will miss the series, many others have criticised Love Island bosses for an Aftersun montage that showed former contestant Danica being repeatedly rejected.
Read more here...
Davide and Ekin-Su are the favourites
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Just 90 minutes now until the finale kicks off, and according to the bookies, Davide and Ekin-Su are odds-on to win, with William Hill placing the pair at 1/10. Andrew and Tasha are currently at 10/1, Luca and Gemma are at 12/1 and Dami and Indiyah are at 20/1...
Just two hours to go...
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To celebrate the two-hour countdown, here is my favourite still from the series...
Something for the Ekin-Su fans...
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Our deputy travel editor Lucy Thackray reckons Ekin-Su is the best contestant to have ever graced the Majorcan villa.
Find out why below...
Meet the final four couples
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With Adam and Paige booted out of the villa, there are just four couples left in the competition: Luca and Gemma, Dami and Indiyah, Ekin-Su and Davide, and Andrew and Tasha.
Read more about them here...
The day of the final is here at last
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Love Island 2022 is drawing to a close, meaning we can all get our lives back!
To get us in the mood – and up to date – ahead of the finale, here’s a look at what went down on Sunday night’s episode, which saw the contestants reunite with their loved ones.
Tasha’s dad went down especially well with viewers...