The Love Island 2022 finalists have arrived back in the UK after jetting home from Mallorca following their eight-week stint in the villa.
Series champions Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimeni were joined by Indiyah Polack, Dami Hope, Tasha Ghouri, Andrew Le Page, Gemma Owen and Luca Bish reuniting with their loved ones at London Stansted Airport after boarding their flight in Palma earlier that morning.
While it was a tear-jerking reunion for Gemma, who rushed to embrace her siblings, it appeared that her famous father Michael was opting to wait for her at home, with the footballer nowhere to be seen at the airport.
They’re home! The Love Island 2022 finalists have arrived back in the UK after jetting home from Mallorca following their eight-week stint in the villa, with winners Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti leading the stars exiting the airport
Leaving the airport hand-in-hand with beau Davide, a beaming Ekin-Su donned a black bodysuit and leather harem trousers teamed with a denim jacket as they were greeted by their family waiting outside.
The couple continued to showcase their love outside the airport as they shared a kiss after Ekin-Su was given a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Davide was also seen hugging his friends and family who were waiting for him outside the airport, with the Italian hunk donning a casual grey hoodie as he stepped out with Ekin-Su.
Still loved-up! The happy couple continued to pack on the PDA after flying home as they shared a tender kiss after being given a bouquet of flowers
Casual: Leaving the airport hand-in-hand with beau Davide, a beaming Ekin-Su donned a black bodysuit and leather harem trousers teamed with a denim jacket as they were greeted by their family waiting outside
Jovial: The pair were clearly stunned by the thunderous reaction from the fans waiting to greet them outside the airport
Say cheese! The cast were seen posing for snaps with fans who had patiently waited outside the airport to greet the stars
He’s back! Davide was seen embracing his friends and family outside the airport, after the stars returning to the UK following Monday’s finale
Love is in the air! Posing for a snaps together following their flight, Ekin-Su and Davide put on a loved-up display as they shared another kiss after seeing their families again
Meanwhile Gemma was also seen leaving the airport accompanied by her beau Luca, with the dressage champion donning tight black sportswear and nude slip-on shoes as she posed with Luca outside the airport.
It was clearly a tear-jerking reunion for Gemma who rushed to hug her brother James, 16, and sisters Emily, 14, and Jessica, 12, who were waiting to meet her, though it appeared the star’s father, footballer Michael Owen, would get to see her at home.
Luca was also seen chatting to Gemma’s loved ones after being given the seal of approval by her mother Louise during Love Island’s Meet The Parents episode.
It came after the hunk revealed he had spoken to Gemma’s family, and her mother does like him.
Bye bye! The stars jumped into a waiting car while leaving the airport
Sweet: It was an emotional reunion for Gemma Owen, who rushed to hug her loved ones waiting outside London Stansted Airport after being apart for eight weeks
Cute: Gemma happily embraced her sister after she and her siblings were finally reunited following the end of the series
Someone missing? Meanwhile Gemma was also seen leaving the airport accompanied by her beau Luca, with the dressage champion donning tight black sportswear and nude slip-on shoes as she posed with Luca outside the airport
Speaking in a post-finale interview, Luca told how he has had a quick phone call with Gemma’s family – which also includes her father Michael Owen – and he’s looking forward to meeting them in person.
Asked what his family will think of Gemma, Luca said: ‘My family will love her! They’ve already said they love you. My sister, mum and nan, that’s the one I look for as my dad is easy-going.
‘They’ve all given their approval. We got a call last night after the final and speaking to your [Gemma’s] family, I got a few moments with them and I am buzzing to meet them in person.’
Gemma was asked about her mother’s opinion of Luca and said: ‘If my mum was like ‘absolutely not’ then yeah I think that would be the end of it.
‘I haven’t had a chance to speak to her properly but from the small bits I’ve heard, she’s really happy and likes him.’
Insight: It came after the hunk revealed he had spoken to Gemma’s family, and her mother does like him. Speaking in a post-finale interview, Luca told how he has had a quick phone call with Gemma’s family
They look happy! Holding hands as they left the airport, Gemma and Lucas were beaming as they arrived home following their flight from Mallorca
Stylish: Gemma showed off her toned figure in skintight black sportswear teamed with slip-on nude sandals as she shared a kiss with Luca are arriving in London
Surprise! Gemma was gifted with a bunch of flowers as she exited the airport, after she and Luca finished in second place during Monday’s final
They love her! Meanwhile Luca was seen chatting to Gemma’s family outside the airport, after the fishmonger was given the seal of approval by the brunette’s mother Louise during Love Island’s Meet The Parents episode
Joined by her boyfriend, Tasha Ghouri couldn’t contain her excitement as she rushed out of the airport to see her family, after finishing in fourth place during Monday’s final.
The dancer donned a tight brown crop top teamed with matching shorts and a black blazer as she shared a kiss with Andrew.
Earlier in the day, the Love Island finalists had been documenting their trip home on Instagram, taking to their Stories to share an array of snaps and videos while waiting in the terminal at Palma Airport following Monday’s final.
Here they are! All of this year’s Love Island finalists flew back to the UK together, and were greeted by their families waiting at the airport
Time to go! The stars were guided away from the terminal after their flight home
Here they come! Dami Hope and Indiyah Polack were seen posing together, with the beauty putting on a leggy display in tiny denim cut-off shorts teamed with an oversized hoodie and Converse trainers
Close but no cigar! The pair finished in third place in the Love Island final, after a turbulent time in the villa
They’re so in love! Indiyah and Dami ensured they gave the waiting fans what they wanted, leaning in for a kiss
Together again! She was seen chatting to her pals while the cameras filmed their return to London
While series champions Ekin-Su and Davide put on a loved-up display following their landslide victory, Tasha , Andrew, Dami, Indiyah, Gemma and Luca were seen larking about together in the terminal as they prepared to board their plane.
Posting a loved-up video with Davide in the terminal, Ekin-Su received a kiss from her hunky Italian beau, and captioned the post: ‘We’re coming back to the UK.’
Gemma also shared a loved-up selfie alongside her beau Luca as they drove to the airport in the early hours, alongside the caption: ‘Home time.’
Soon after, Luca shared a snap of Gemma while they were stood in the terminal, with the 19-year-old clad in tight black sportswear for the flight.
Someone is happy! Joined by her boyfriend Andrew Le Page, Tasha Ghouri couldn’t contain her excitement as she rushed out of the airport to see her family, after finishing in fourth place during Monday’s final
They’re ready for love! Joining their co-stars in packing on the PDA, Tasha and Andrew shared a smooch outside the airport
Big smiles! Andrew and Tasha were seen leaving the airport together after posing for images
Give us a kiss! The dancer donned a tight brown crop top teamed with matching shorts and a black blazer as she shared a kiss with Andrew
Say cheese! Jumping on Instagram live, Tasha and Andrew continued to document their journey back to the UK
Back to reality! Earlier in the day, the Love Island finalists had been documenting their trip home on Instagram (Ekin-Su and Davide pictured left and Gemma and Luca pictured right)
Homewards! The stars took to Instagram Stories to share an array of snaps and videos while waiting in the terminal at Palma Airport ahead of flying home following Monday’s final
Arriving with their personalised luggage in tow, the stars were checked in for their flight by Jet2 staff before heading to the Departures lounge, with their account also shared a video of winners Ekin-Su and Davide walking through the airport with the caption: ‘Escorting mum + dad through the airport.’
Elsewhere, Tasha shared a fun video alongside her beau Andrew Le Page as they walked through the airport, telling the camera: ‘We’re coming home!’ before going live on Instagram while they were waiting to board their flight.
To pass the time, dancer Tasha and Dami showed off their best dance moves for the camera in an impromptu livestream, while Indiyah also briefly went live to film a clip with her beau Dami.
Nearly home! Ekin-Su also shared a snap with Davide from inside the plane, ahead of taking off for their journey home
Getting ready! Arriving at the airport with their personalised Love Island luggage in tow, the stars were checked in by Jet2 staff as they prepared to say goodbye to Mallorca after their eight-week adventure
Need some help? Their account also shared a video of winners Ekin-Su and Davide walking through the airport with the caption: ‘Escorting mum + dad through the airport’
Time to see Ekin again! As the Islanders flew back to the UK, Ekin-Su’s mother Sezer (left) and her brother Arda (right) were seen leaving their home in Essex to head to the airport
The previous night, Andrew had returned to social media while she and Tasha were staying in the villa, sharing a fun video of the couple relaxing together in bed.
While the hunk couldn’t hide his beaming smile, a shy Tasha attempted to hide her face from the camera as they enjoyed one last night together before heading home.
On Tuesday night, the Love Island cast were finally reunited with their phones after bidding farewell to the villa they’d called home for the past eight weeks.
Ladies in red! In a snap posted to the VIBE by Jet2holidays Instagram account, the airline’s staff were ready in their famous red uniforms to greet the Love Island stars
Off we go! Tasha and Andrew, who finished in fourth place in Monday’s final, also shared videos while heading through the terminal ahead of returning home
Loving life: The pair appeared in joyous spirits as they prepared to head back home
Low-key: Soon after, Luca shared a snap of Gemma while they were stood in the terminal, with the 19-year-old clad in tight black sportswear for the flight
Finalist Dami Hope took to his Instagram Stories on Tuesday evening and revealed his phone had been returned to him as he and the rest of the finalists were staying in a nearby villa.
The Dubliner was joined on his Stories by winners Ekin-Su and Davide as they greeted their new fans.
Dami then shared an Instagram Live of himself walking around the grounds of the villa where he said most of the islanders were being ‘anti-social’.
However, he did manage to get Tasha Ghouri to appear on camera as she waved to his followers while lying in bed.
Here we are! While waiting for their flight, many of the Love Island stars jumped on Instagram live to interact with their fans, including Tasha and Andrew
Cheeky! The stars launched into an impromptu dance-off in a bid to entertain themselves ahead of boarding the plane to return home, after spending eight weeks living together in the villa
Dance it out! The cast of Love Island 2022 showed off their dance moves while waiting in the airport together
Cover stars! Davide also shared a snap of the specially-made magazine covers as he and Ekin-Su boarded their flight home
Meanwhile, Andrew hosted a quick Instagram Live from the same villa where he was joined by Dami and runner up Luca.
The boys laughed and joked around as they watched Davide and Ekin-Su getting interviewed in the garden of the villa.
Ekin-Su and Davide were crowned the winners of Love Island 2022 on Monday night, and voting figures have revealed they secured more than half of the public vote.
Cute! The previous night, Andrew had returned to social media while he and Tasha were staying in the villa, sharing a fun video of the couple relaxing together in bed
Real world: On Tuesday night, the Love Island cast were finally reunited with their phones after bidding farewell to the villa they’d called home for the past eight weeks
Across Sunday and Monday, viewers were able to vote for their favourite couple to be crowned as winners and go home with the £50,000 cash prize – which for the first time ever wasn’t offered as a ‘split or steal’ deal.
And final voting figures released by ITV have revealed that fan favourites Ekin-Su and Davide, both 27, secured a staggering 63.69 per cent of the public vote.
They won the ITV2 dating contest by a landslide as runners-up Gemma and Luca secured just 14.47 per cent of the viewers’ final votes.
Gemma and Luca followed behind as runners-up, while Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope came in third place and Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page were fourth.
Finalists: Andrew also shared an Instagram Live where he was joined by Dami and Luca, while Dami also shared an Instagram Live of himself walking around the grounds of the villa where he said most of the islanders were being ‘anti-social’
Rules: Islanders have their phones taken off from before they enter the villa
After Ekin-Su and Davide’s landslide victory, the Essex-based actress has already been tipped to become the show’s highest earner in history.
She has already scooped £25,000 in prize money, and a source has told MailOnline she’s already being inundated with lucrative offers, meaning she could surpass multi-millionaire Molly-Mae Hague, 23, who was runner-up on the 2019 series, to become the show’s richest ever star.
Ekin-Su, who entered the villa on the third day as a bombshell, has already had a taste of the spotlight, having starred in Turkish soap operas and reality shows before entering the Love Island villa, and the brunette is now set to cash in with an estimated £1 million payday.
A source close to Ekin-Su told MailOnline: ‘We’ve never seen the likes of the deals that are already coming through the door. It’s not just your typical reality TV fodder.
‘She’s absolutely inundated with lucrative offers from brands and they’re prepared to pay big money to get her onboard. She’s going to be the new Molly-Mae Hague!’
Popular: Ekin-Su and Davide were crowned the winners of Love Island 2022 on Monday, and voting figures revealed they secured more than half of the public vote
Gang’s all here! (L-R) Luca, Gemma, Andrew, Tasha, Davide, Ekin-Su, Dami and Indiyah at Monday’s live Love Island final