Love Island fans are still unpacking drama from the summer 2022 series, but a new show is already on the horizon when the second winter season kicks off in 2023.
Since its revival in 2015, the ITV2 dating show has won eight winning couples, some of whom are remembered names on home television and others that have quickly faded into obscurity.
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Prior to its huge success, Love Island started as a Celebrity Series twice in 2005 and 2006, first won by Jayne Middlemiss and Fran Cosgrove and then by Callum Best’s Bianca Gascoigne. for love?
All Love Island winners and finalists
Season 1 – 2015
winner: Jess Hayes and Max Morley
runner up: Hannah Elizabeth and John Clark
What happened next: Even die-hard Love Island fans will have to search outside their memories to uncover the details of what happened in Series 1.
Sadly, things didn’t go well for Jess and Max, who split just six weeks after their win. They broke up when they found out
Season 2 – 2016
winner: Carla De La Hoyd and Nathan Massey
runner up: Alex Bowen and Olivia Bucklund
What happened next: Season 2 is perhaps the biggest success story in Love Island history.
Winner Carla and Nathan had a bit of a wobble during their first pregnancy, but got back together just before she gave birth and are now married with two children.
They’re not the only ones. Runner-up Olivia and Alex are also married and welcomed their first child last summer.
Season 3 – 2017
winner: Amber Davis and Kem Setinei
runner up: Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt
What happened next: This was the year Love Island really made it big in the world of reality TV, and though the relationship didn’t work out, it did lead to stardom for many of the cast.
It didn’t take long for Amber and Kem to split up, but she landed a huge amount of TV work, appearing in various high-profile musicals, presenting This Morning and participating in Dancing on Ice. I let
Season 3’s enduring romance was between Kem and best friend Chris Hughes.
Season 4 – 2018
winner: Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham
runner up: Laura Anderson and Paul Knops
What happened next: Danny Dyer’s namesake daughter was a popular winner in 2018, but they split less than a year later.
Dani rekindled things with former Love Island Sammy Kimens and welcomed a son in 2021, but split when Kimens was jailed for defrauding two older men into the thousands. Dani recently admitted that she is dating Premier League footballer Jarrod Bowen.
Season 5 – 2019
winner: Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea
runner up: Molly May Haig and Tommy Fury
What happened next: Amber and Greg had one of the shortest winning romances, splitting via text after just five weeks.
Meanwhile, runners-up Molly Mae and Tommy are still going strong and are expecting their first child in 2023.
Season 6 – 2020 (Winter)
winner: Finn Tapp and Paige Turley
runner up: Luke Trotman and Cyanis Fudge
What happened next: The first-ever winter series became the only Love Island of the year as the Covid pandemic hit shortly thereafter.
Paige and Finn may not be the more important winners than some on this list, but they’re one of the few couples still together, so their love story is still unfolding.
Season 7 – 2021
winner: Millie Court and Liam Reardon
runner up: Chloe Burroughs and Toby Aromoralan
What happened next: Millie and Liam had a difficult time at the villa, especially when Liam’s head was turned to Casa Amor.
They tried to get things done, but split just under a year later in July 2022, just in time to pass the baton to a successor.
Season 8 – 2022
winner: Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti
runner up: Gemma Owen and Luca Bisch
What happened next: Summer 2022 champions Ekin-Su and Davide are said to be the most popular winners in the series.
They both came out as bombshells, but they’re still together as they each captured the hearts of viewers and filmed a travel series that takes them to their hometowns in Turkey and Italy.
Ekin-Su, like many former islanders before her, is about to begin her stint on Dancing On Ice.
Meanwhile, runners-up Gemma and Luca recently announced their split.
Love Island will rerun on ITV2 on January 16th at 9pm.