Love Island: Amber Gill And Greg O'Shea Crowned 2019 Winners In Close-Run Live Final

Bookies' favourites Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague were forced to settle for second place.

Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea have been crowned the winners of this year’s Love Island in one of the show’s most closely-run finals.

The couple beat bookies’ favourites Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague and fellow finalists India Reynolds and Ovie Soko and Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins during Monday night’s live climax.

Greg and Amber have won Love Island 2019
Greg and Amber have won Love Island 2019
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Host Caroline Flack revealed Amber and Greg had pocketed the £50,000 cash prize in front of a crowd outside the Love Island villa in Mallorca, Spain, after they topped the public vote.

However, the champions faced one final twist, which saw Greg select an envelope that contained all of the prize money, before being posed with the decision of whether to split it with Amber or steal it for himself.

The pair faced a final twist after their win
The pair faced a final twist after their win
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Confirming he had entered the villa in search of love and not money, Greg chose to share the cash with his partner.

In an interview prior to the announcement they’d won, Amber and Greg said they were looking forward to continuing to get to know one another on the outside, having only coupled up two weeks ago.

Tommy and Molly-Mae had been the hot favourites going into the final, having been the only pair who’d put a label on their relationship, but they were forced to settle for second place.

Tommy and Molly-Mae finished in second place
Tommy and Molly-Mae finished in second place
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Earlier in the evening, Curtis and Maura finished the series in fourth place after polling the least amount of public votes.

In their interview with Caroline, Curtis addressed his split from Amy Hart, telling the host he thought his ex was “fabulous”, but had been caught up in a bubble and had not realised that there were “things missing” in their relationship.

Curtis and Maura finished in fourth place
Curtis and Maura finished in fourth place
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Caroline then announced Ovie and India had finished in third place.

The pair, who have only been together for 12 days, said a “family BBQ” was likely to be their first real date, with Ovie adding he believed he had found “a wonderful lady” in India.

Ovie and India finished in third place
Ovie and India finished in third place
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In their final day in the villa, the contestants enjoyed a romantic summer ball that saw them all make ‘declarations of love’ to one another.

Following the huge success of this series, Love Island is set to return early next year after bosses confirmed there will be two editions of the ITV2 show in 2020.

The new winter edition will come from Cape Town in South Africa, before the usual summer run heads back to Mallorca in Spain, with applications for the next series now open.

Yewande Biala
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Age: 23

From: Dublin, Ireland

Occupation: Scientist

She says: "I think people may be surprised. Every time I say that I’m a scientist, people are shocked. I think there are loads of intelligent people on reality television."
Lucie Donlan
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Age: 21

From: Newquay

Occupation: Surfer

She says: "I stand out and I’m different to the usual girls that might go on the show. I’m more into sports as well as being glam. I can do both, which makes me stand out compared to other girls. I’m more of a guy’s girl than a girl’s girl."

Claim to fame: "The last guy I was with was Charlie [Frederick] from last year’s Love Island. We got together a few weeks after he came out of the villa."
Amber Gill
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Age: 21

From: Newcastle

Occupation: Beauty therapist

She says: "I like tall guys who are muscly and athletic, I like people that go to the gym because that’s what I like. I want someone who is funny and that I can have fun with and doesn’t take themselves too seriously because I am daft."

Claim to fame: "I know a few of the former Islanders from Newcastle, like Adam Collard and Ellie Brown. Everyone knows everyone in Newcastle!"
Amy Hart
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Age: 26

From: Worthing, Sussex

Occupation: Cabin crew

She says: "I I have weird celebrity crushes like David Walliams and Simon
Cowell. You’d never go there obviously but there is something about them."

Claim to fame: "I went on a night out once and Liam from One Direction was there. We were in the VIP bit and so was he and he walked past me and I smiled and he said ‘Hey, you alright? What’s your name?’ He told us to come and sit in his booth and we had a picture together."
Anna Vakili
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Age: 28

From: London

Occupation: Pharmacist

She says: "I’m difficult to handle, I’m a drama queen and I overreact. I’m clumsy and I’m a messy eater. I spill my drinks all the time. I’m stubborn as well, if I’m in a mood then it’s really hard to get me out of the mood."

Claim to fame: "I ended up on the Iranian News earlier this year when my sister and I were away in Qatar with two Iranian footballers who have a huge following. Suddenly my followers went up by 20,000 and I started being tagged in fan pages!"
Anton Danyluk
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Age: 24

From: Airdrie, Scotland

Occupation: Gym owner

He says: "That’s a medical condition that I have… a wandering eye! I’ve never really been loyal in any of my relationships. My last relationship, I actually got caught cheating for the first time in my life and it changed everything for me. I saw how much it hurt her and what it did to her. So, for me going to into Love Island, it’s going to be the biggest test of my life."
Tommy Fury
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Age: 20

From: Manchester

Occupation: Boxer

He says: "I won’t be afraid to go and have a splash about in the pool, I’ll mingle with people and find out about everyone because at the end of the day I’ll be living with these people for a long time so it’ll be nice to see if I have a bromance in there, along with a relationship. It’s nice to be a bit standoutish."

Claim to fame: "It’s probably my brother, Tyson, but I’m my own man and I’ve said it throughout my whole boxing career. I don’t want to be labelled as his little brother, I’m my own man and I’m doing the best that I can do in life and that’s all I’m setting out to achieve."
Joe Garratt
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Age: 22

From: South east London

Occupation: Catering company owner

He says: "I’ve only had one girlfriend. I knew her locally but I think we started chatting through social media. I meet people in bars, that’s my go-to."

Claim to fame: "I used to play semi-professional rugby."
Michael Griffiths
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Age: 27

From: Liverpool

Occupation: Firefighter

He says: "I get complimented on my smile a lot. People seem to be obsessed with my lips. I’d rate myself ten out of ten, I would have said nine but I’m a hero so it bumps it up."
Sherif Lanre
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Age: 20

From: London

Occupation: Chef and semi-pro rugby player

He says: "I’m upbeat and cheeky and outrageous with my own friends so hopefully that continues in the villa. I’m always on a mission to make people
laugh.That’ll be of value in there."
Callum MacLeod
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Age: 28

From: South Wales

Occupation: Aircraft engineer

He says: "I would say my best feature is my tan - give me an hour and I am golden."
Curtis Pritchard
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Age: 23

From: Shropshire

Occupation: Ballroom and Latin dancer

He says: "I have lived a very sheltered life because of my dancing, I’ve not done a lot of going out partying, going on dates because I haven’t had time to. Being truthful I’ve probably been on less than ten dates, maybe five dates. I have never met anyone online, I’ve never used a dating app."

Claim to fame: "I would say my claim to fame is that I’m on Dancing with the Stars Ireland and AJ Pritchard from Strictly Come Dancing is my brother."