‘Love Island U.K.’ crowns winners in shocking finale

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on unless you’ve watched the Love Island Season 5 finale.

ITV2’s hit reality series Love Island crowned the winners for Season 5 of the show on Monday night.

Presenter Caroline Flack announced 21-year-old Amber Gill and 24-year-old Greg O’Shea as the winners on the show’s shocking finale, with the pair beating out Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague, who each had odds of 4/5, according to bookmaker William Hill.

“Tommy and Molly-Mae are the clear favourites to win the show and have been all series,” said William Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

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The moment Amber and Greg found out they were the WINNERS of #LoveIsland 2019! ??

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They’ve not stopped smiling since they first set eyes on each other… Amber and Greg are your #LoveIsland 2019 winners! ❤️?

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The winning couple receives £50,000 ($80,095) in prize money, which they will share between them after Love Island, a show featuring a cast of singles who are looking for a summer of love and romance in Majorca, Spain.

Gill is a beauty therapist and model from Newcastle, and O’Shea is a rugby player from Limerick, Ireland.

Gill had been in the villa since Season 5 began at the start of June, but O’Shea joined the show earlier this month.

When congratulating the winning couple, second-place winner Fury said: “Amber has had a hard time in here. She deserves everything that’s coming to her.”

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They’ve not only made us proud, they’ve made Elly-Belly proud too! Tommy and Molly-Mae are your second place couple! ❤️?#LoveIsland

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Gill said she “actually can’t believe” they won.

“It’s amazing, I have no words,” she added.

O’Shea said he “never thought this was going to happen… not at any stage did I think this was going to happen. I wasn’t even in the villa two weeks ago. I wasn’t even here two weeks ago.”

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A little thank you from your brand new king and queen of the villa, Amber and Greg ? ❤️? #LoveIsland

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“It would be fair to say I’ve had quite a journey in the villa this summer. There have been so many highs, but I’ve still had some quite low lows,” Gill said during the finale.

She continued: “[Greg] came in in the 11th hour. Just when I thought there was nothing left for me in the villa, everything changed. He picked me up when I was at my most vulnerable and helped me rediscover my smile.”

Gill said her time in the villa has “been absolutely wild… a rollercoaster of emotion.”

During the finale, Gill told O’Shea: “Thank you for helping build me back up. You’ve always been so sweet and lovely to me and you’ve managed to bring out my soft side, which not many realized existed.”

In typical Love Island style — this happens every year during the finale — O’Shea was given the option to “steal” the prize money in full for himself before deciding to share it with Gill.

Fury and Hague finished in second place, Ovie Soko and India Reynolds were in third and Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins in fourth place.

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Ovie scored a slam dunk when India arrived and now this beaut couple have come in third place! ? #LoveIsland

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Curtis cha-cha-cha’d his way into Maura’s heart and the pair have been smitten ever since! Congrats on landing fourth place! ? #LoveIsland

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Many Love Island fans on social media were shocked that O’Shea won after joining the series so late.

Others were very proud of the couple for winning.

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