The Love Island cast have finally got their phones back as they returned to the real world following Monday night’s final.
Finalist Dami Hope took to his Instagram Stories on Tuesday evening and revealed his phone had been returned to him as he and the rest of the finalists were staying in a nearby villa.
The Dubliner was joined on his Stories by winners Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti as they greeted their new fans.
Real world: The Love Island cast have finally got their phones back as they returned to the real world following Monday night’s final
Dami then shared an Instagram Live of himself walking around the grounds of the villa where he said most of the islanders were being ‘anti-social’.
However, he did manage to get Tasha Ghouri to appear on camera as she waved to his followers while lying in bed.
Meanwhile, Andrew Le Page hosted a quick Instagram Live from the same villa where he was joined by Dami and runner up Luca Bish.
The boys laughed and joked around as they watched Davide and Ekin-Su getting interviewed in the garden of the villa.
Finalists: Andrew Le Page shared an Instagram Live where he was joined by Dami and Luca Bish
Clip: Dami then shared an Instagram Live of himself walking around the grounds of the villa where he said most of the islanders were being ‘anti-social’
Ekin-Su and Davide were crowned the winners of Love Island 2022 on Monday night, and voting figures have revealed they secured more than half of the public vote.
Across Sunday and Monday, viewers were able to vote for their favourite couple to be crowned as winners and go home with the £50,000 cash prize – which for the first time ever wasn’t offered as a ‘split or steal’ deal.
And final voting figures released by ITV have revealed that fan favourites Ekin-Su and Davide, both 27, secured a staggering 63.69 per cent of the public vote.
They won the ITV2 dating contest by a landslide as runners-up Gemma Owen and Luca secured just 14.47 per cent of the viewers’ final votes.
Rules: Islanders have their phones taken off from before they enter the villa
Dami and Indiyah Polack, who came in third place, followed closely behind with 11.77 per cent of fans voting for them, while fourth place finalists Andrew Le Page and Tasha Ghouri received 10.07 per cent of votes.
According to the figures, Ekin-Su and Davide were firmly in the lead by nearly 50 per cent of viewers’ votes, also proving them the second most popular winning couple ever on Love Island.
Their landslide victory was beaten only by 2018 winners Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham, who secured a massive 79.66 per cent of the public vote during the final.
As Ekin-Su and Davide were crowned the 2022 winners, the emotional actress jumped into her Italian beau’s arms as they celebrated their win and speechless Davide said he ‘couldn’t believe it’.
Surprise: Dami did manage to get Tasha Ghouri to appear on camera as she waved to his followers while lying in bed
The couple finished ahead of Gemma, 19, and Luca, 23, who were awarded second place and narrowly missed out on the money, with bosses deciding to ditch the ‘split or steal’ twist that usually comes at the end for the first time in the show’s history.
In previous years, winners have picked an envelope which either has the prize money or nothing enclosed, with one person in the couple being given the £50,000 with the option to ‘split or steal’ the cash.
This year, host Laura Whitmore, 37, announced during Monday night’s live final they would automatically be sharing the money as producers opted to scrap the tradition which has been in place since series one.
During the finale, Ekin-Su read a declaration of love to Davide before they were announced as this year’s winners.
Popular: Ekin-Su and Davide were crowned the winners of Love Island 2022 on Monday, and voting figures revealed they secured more than half of the public vote
She expressed her love for Davide as she admitted: ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither were we,’ while Davide told her ‘te amo’, something he’d previously said he would only say to the woman he wants to marry.
Reading her declaration during the Islanders’ final ball, Ekin said: ‘It’s been a hell of a ride for us but good things don’t come easy and with every bump in the road, our connection has become stronger and deeper.
‘I love everything about you. You have shown me what happiness is. Davide, only you can annoy me so much and at the same time have a passion to kiss you right back after.
‘I just love being together. The Turkish delight and the Italian stallion. Perfect for one another, you’re my soulmate. I want you in my present and my future.’
The Love Island 2022 finale was watched by 3.4 million viewers across ITV2 and ITV Hub, up 100,000 compared to last year.
This makes it the biggest finale for the show since 2019, averaging 2.7million viewers across its run.
Fan favourites: They won the ITV2 dating contest by a landslide with 63.69 per cent of the vote, while runners-up Gemma Owen and Luca Bish secured just 14.47 per cent of viewers’ votes
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