There’s not long to wait for Love Island’s anticipated return, and we’re excited to see who will be crowned winners of this year’s series.
The controversial show has been an endless source of entertainment since it first aired in 2015, and is now an essential staple for late-night television.
Singletons will soon be making their way into a brand new Majorcan villa in a summer of sun, love and cries of ‘I’ve got a text!’
But as much as the prospect of drama, gossip and re-couplings has us on the edge of our seat, let’s take a minute to look back on the previous winners of Love Island.
How many can you remember?
Series 1: Jess Hayes and Max Morley
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Before anyone knew what they were really signing up to, season one of Love Island hit our screens and the nation swooned for eventual winners Jess Hayes and Max Morley.
While their relationship fell apart just six weeks after the villa, Jess found love with mechanic Dan Lawry and gave birth to their first child, Presley, in 2019.
Sadly, things weren’t to last and the couple (who had been engaged) went their separate ways.
Max used to play professional cricket for Durham, appeared on Ex on the Beach and dated Love Island alumni Laura Anderson.
As of 2021, Max is working in recruitment as an associate consultant.
Series 2: Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey
Series two winners Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey are still together to this day.
They had a brief split in 2017 but were reunited soon after and had their eldest child, Freddie-George.
The two got engaged in November 2017 and married two years later. Now, they’re the happy parents of two kids after Cara gave birth to daughter Delilah back in 2020.
Series 3: Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay
Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay’s relationship wasn’t always smooth sailing on the show, but they did win the Love Island title.
They didn’t survive more than six months outside of the villa, but have both been triumphant in their professional lives.
As for their personal ones? Well, Amber recently hinted at a proposal from her boyfriend Nick Kyriacou.
Kem has made a name for himself on TV, appearing on Dancing on Ice in 2018. He was a hot favorite to win the ITV show, but lost out to I’m A Celebrity star Jake Quickenden.
But his personality proved so popular with fans that Kem was brought back for the 2019 series as a backstage reporter.
He also owns his own restaurant in his hometown, Array Essex, which he launched late last year.
Amber, a singer and dancer, appeared in the West End musical 9 to 5 before dancing her way into a role in the musical version of Bring It On.
She will be performing at Proud Cabaret in London as part of their Cabaret All Stars performances.
Series 4: Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer
Young love wasn’t to last for these starry-eyed winners.
Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham’s romance on Love Island Series four went from strength to strength, but it wasn’t to last.
Dani announced their split in December 2018, but her announcement was vehemently denied by her dad, Eastenders legend Danny Dyer.
Jack confirmed their split four months later, a week before Dani released her book ‘What Would Dani Do? My Guide To Living Your Best Life’.
She also designed her own range of clothing for a fashion brand, and brought out her own range of fake eyelashes.
Meanwhile, Jack now shares a daughter with his ex-girlfriend Casey Ranger.
He made a play for love once again in 2019 with a brief stint on Celebs Go Dating.
Series 5: Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea
Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea took home gold during the Series five finale.
Amber was a fan-favourite throughout the season following her heartbreak split from Michael Griffiths, who chose to recouple with fellow Islander and Casa Amor entry Joanna Chimonides.
Amber had a big fanbase on the outside world, but it was late arrival Greg O’Shea who won her heart.
While many thought it would be bombshell couple Molly-Mae and Tommy Fury who took the crown, Amber and Greg ran away with the win.
The duo split just five weeks later, with Amber later revealing that she had been dumped over the phone.
During an interview on Loose Women, she said: “So from my point of view I still wanted to make it work.
“There was a call a few days prior just chatting, not specifically to do with that.
“I think there was a bit of miscommunication but I think if you don’t want to be with someone you don’t want to be with someone.
“Basically all I wanted was a bit of effort from him to come to London or Newcastle to see me. I said I’m going to have to give up if you don’t put the effort in.
And he said ‘okay bye’. I was expecting it to be a bit different.”
Amber now has a fashion collection with Miss Pap, thought to be worth around £1million.
She recently shared plans of purchasing a holiday home in Dubai before lashing out at fans for comparing her success to that of Pretty Little Thing Creative Director Molly-Mae.
Irish rugby player Greg O’Shea recently confessed to being “exhausted” following a break-up with his girlfriend of two years, influencer Kate Hutchins.
He participated in the Tokyo Olympics alongside his Ireland rugby 7s team and was a presenter for coverage of the Six Nations.
Series 6: Paige Turley and Finley Tapp
Paige Turley and Finley Tapp made history during Series six, as the first ever winners of the winter series in South Africa.
The couple hit their two-year anniversary in February, and shared exclusive insight into their house hunting and puppy plans.
The loved-up winners were recently spotted together on a fun trip to Walt Disney World.
Series 7: Millie Court and Liam Reardon
The successes keep on coming for Series seven winner Millie Court.
She dropped a clothing range with ASOS last year, and has since been seen flying over the globe in appearances at Coachella and now LA to promote her partnership with Puma.
She also released a second line with ASOS in April, a summer collection of must-have £25 dresses and co-ords.
She even has her own set of lashes with eyelash brand Eylure.
Millie and fellow winner Liam have been plagued by split rumours as of late, but recently moved into a £1m Essex mansion.
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