EKIN-SU Cülcüloglu and Davide Sanclimenti have won Love Island 2022.
The popular pairing went into the final as heavy favorites – and two-thirds of Sun readers correctly predicted the pair’s victory.
They triumphed in a glamorous finale over Dami Hope and Indiyah Polack, Gemma Owen and Luca Bish, and Andrew Le Page and Tasha Ghouri.
Ekin said of the last two on Love Island: “It feels so surreal to find the man of your dreams and just grow.”
On what she liked most about Davide, she added, “Apart from the perfect body, I would definitely say there was an instant spark and a real butterfly feel.”
She summed up their relationship as “absolutely insane.”
Meanwhile, Gemma described both her and Luca as “stubborn as hell”, adding: “We both fight like crazy.”
Unlike previous series, the winning couple were not tasked with splitting or stealing the £50,000 prize pot.
It could have been for Davide as well, as the Sun recently revealed bombshell texts from Ekin-Su to a friend, describing how she would be “tempted” to steal the entire prize pot if their connection weren’t real.
When asked what Ekin thought she would do if she won, the 27-year-old Turkish actress wrote: “At the end of the day it’s a game show, it’s a business. If it’s not real, I’d be tempted.
“But I’m the right age to find the right man. I know what I’m looking for. I want to find the one.”
At the time, a source argued, “This type of chemistry cannot be faked.
“Whatever Ekin may have been thinking when he walked into the villa is really irrelevant now. Love conquers all.”
Before being crowned series champions, Ekin and Davide spilled their hearts out to each other in a tearful declaration of love.
And they cemented their feelings in the form of a passionate smooch that elicited an “oh wow” from Gemma, who watched from a neighboring table.
According to the results of our poll, which received 137,048 votes, the writing was on the wall for the other finalists.
Gemma and Luca finished second by miles, in a close battle for second place with Tasha and Andrew.
Bookmakers also predicted Ekin-Su and Davide, both 27, would win the clearest win since 2018 winners Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham, with 80 per cent of the official vote.
Tonight the villa’s garden was beautifully transformed for the summer ball where the girls arrived in stunning ball gowns while the boys were all in suits and boots.
Tears flowed freely as the four remaining couples took turns sharing their feelings for their partners.
And not a dry eye stayed dry on Twitter either, as fans shared their opinions.
One sweet moment in particular made her choke when Andrew revealed he removes Tasha’s cochlear implant when she falls asleep.
The series approaches a day after Adam Collard and Paige Thorne narrowly missed the finale after embarking on a whirlwind romance.