Love Island 2022 - everything you need to know about season 8 of the hit dating show

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Keep up to date with everything that's going on in Love Island with our guide. (Image credit: ITV)

Love Island 2022's eighth series has been and gone. 

As you'd expect, it was a summer of love packed full of challenges, dramatic recouplings, and plenty more shock dumpings, while Laura Whitmore returned in the hosting hot seat for the final and time her husband Iain Stirling providing the show's hilarious voiceover once again. 

The journey finally came to end on Monday, August 1 with the show's finale and the reunion special. 

Here's everything you need to know about Love Island 2022...

How to watch Love Island 2022

If you want to relive Love Island 2022, you can find every episode from season 8 (along with previous seasons) on ITV Hub. Love Island 2022 was also shown on Hulu in the US.

Who won Love Island 2022?

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Our newest winners were Davide and Ekin-Su. They won the hearts of plenty of viewers and ended up receiving more than 60% of the total vote for the final.

Gemma Owen and Luca Bish were the runners-up, Dami and Indiyah came in third and Tasha and Andrew were in fourth place. 

How many people watched the Love Island 2022 final?

ITV says: "A total of 3.4 million viewers watched the Love Island final across ITV2 and ITV Hub, the biggest finale since 2019, up 100,000 viewers year on year. 

"The closing episode rounded off a series that has broken records in streaming. Love Island series 8 has had over 250 million streams this series, making it the most watched series ever on ITV Hub."

Was there a trailer for Love Island 2022?

In early May 2022, we were treated to two short promos for the upcoming season of Love Island, and we've since seen a full-length version that aired on ITV before Britain's Got Talent on Saturday, May 14. 

Featuring the iconic voice of Iain Sterling, the teaser sees ITV proclaiming "love is ours" and pokes fun at some of the many dating shows that have cropped up over the years. 

Before the show returned to our screens, ITV also released the first look video that was also played at the start of the first episode to introduce this year's islanders.

From a paramedic to a real estate agent, the video offered a glimpse into the singletons' jobs, before leaving their everyday lives behind for the ultimate summer of love. Check it out below:

Who were the Love Island 2022 contestants? 

Group shot of the islanders for Love Island 2022

The first 11 singletons who headed into the villa on June 6. (Image credit: ITV)

Dami Hope

Dami Hope for Love Island 2022, holding up a red flag with Love written on it.

Dami Hope is a 26-year-old microbiologist from Dublin. (Image credit: ITV)

Dami Hope said: "This year I was kind of being more open to new things and I think actually that's why I put myself out there to get some new experiences. Love Island is a different experience; I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some, might go well with others, so it's a fun experience."

Indiyah Polack

Love Island 2022 star Indiyah Polack holding up an red flag with the word love written on it.

Indiyah Polack is a 23-year-old model and waitress from London. (Image credit: ITV)

Indiyah Polack was the third contestant announced for the new series. As for why she wanted to take part, she said: "I feel like I’m at a stage in my life now where I’m ready to meet new people and start dating properly. 

"I have been single for some time and I feel like, for my generation of people, it’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that. Love Island particularly is like a closed space and I think it is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one and build a real connection."

Tasha Ghouri

Tasha Ghouri for Love Island 2022

Tasha Ghouri is a 23-year-old model and dancer from Yorkshire. (Image credit: ITV)

Tasha Ghouri was our fifth islander for the series. She said: "My dating life has been a shambles. This is an opportunity for me to find 'the one' and have a great summer at the same time. I'm definitely ready for a relationship. I'm 23 now, so I'm ready to get to know someone, go on holidays, and travel with them."

Davide Sanclimenti

Davide Sanclimenti for Love Island 2022

David Sanclimenti is a 27-year-old business owner who currently lives in Manchester. (Image credit: ITV)

Davide Sanclimenti was our sixth islander. He's originally from Rome. He said: "I think Love Island is going to be so much fun. I’m going to be the Italian stallion in the Villa! With my Italian charm, I can also be a very romantic guy. 

"I’m good-looking and I’ve realised since I first arrived in Manchester, a lot of English girls actually love me. They love to be around me and I love to be around them. It’s going to be fun, I’m looking forward to it. I want to find my soulmate, find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family."

Gemma Owen

Gemma Owen for Love Island 2022

Gemma Owen is a 19-year-old dressage rider and business owner form Chester. (Image credit: ITV)

Gemma Owen was one of the biggest names throughout the season. She's the daughter of footballing legend Michael Owen (who appeared in the latest series of The Masked Singer UK). She said: "I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer. I was seeing someone and then that didn’t work out so I thought, 'Why not?'" 

Andrew Le Page

Andrew Le Page from Love Island 2022.

Andrew Le Page is a 27-year-old real estate agent from Guernsey. (Image credit: ITV)

Andrew Le Page was the ninth contestant announced for 2022. Talking about why he signed up for the show, he said: "Because I'm actually single for once, so I thought, why not? This is the best time to give it a go."

Luca Bish

Luca Bish for Love Island 2022

Luca Bish is a 23-year-old fishmonger from Brighton. (Image credit: ITV)

Luca Bish completed the initial Love Island lineup as the eleventh contestant. He said: "When you actually look back at Love Island, you can see how many couples it’s genuinely made. I don’t know how many kids Love Island has made but there are a few aren’t there?"

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu for Love Island 2022

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu is a 27-year-old actress from Essex. (Image credit: ITV)

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu was one of the first bombshells to join Love Island 2022, and the only one to make it all the way to the finale. She said she was hoping to find "that real genuine spark and they just see me as me. I think the concept of the show brings back true and raw feelings."

Love Island 2022 Casa Amor bombshells

Casa Amor returned for season 8 and brought 12 new singletons along with it, though half of them didn't get to stick around for long. Sam, George, Jack, Mollie, Cheyanne and Jazmine were all left single during the stick or twist recoupling, so they were sent packing, leaving the other bombshells as full-fledged members of the villa.

You can see the full lineup from Casa Amor below:

Who left the villa? 

Liam Llewellyn for Love Island 2022

Liam Llewellyn was the first islander to leave the villa (Image credit: ITV)

Over the course of series 8, we said goodbye to 28 islanders before the Love Island final.

Liam Llewellyn made the decision to walk away from the show in the first week. He told the other islanders on Friday, June 10 that he hadn't "been himself" since he first arrived, adding: "I don’t really think I’ve been giving 100 percent Liam; I’m miles off that. Trying to find someone you leave the villa with that you care about – obviously, that’s the goal, isn't it? But when you‘re not feeling that, it makes it a hard sort of time to find that."

On Monday, June 13, Afia Tonkmor became the second islander to head home after Jacques O'Neill was tasked with choosing between the two remaining single girls in the villa. He opted to couple with Paige, meaning Afia was heading home. The third islander to leave Remi Lambert. He entered alongside Jay Younger on June 14 but was dumped during the recoupling just five days later.

On June 21, both Amber Beckford and Ikenna Ekwonna found out they would be heading home. The public had been asked to vote for their favorite islanders, and it was revealed that Amber and Ikenna had received the fewest votes and were therefore leaving the show.

On July 1, Charlie Radnedge and Antigoni Buxton were chosen to leave the island by their fellow Islanders after the public were asked to vote for who they thought was the most compatible couple. Tasha and Andrew, Jay and Danica, and Antigoni and Charlie received the least amount of votes and their fate was left in the hands of the Islanders to make the decision on who should leave the villa. 

The boys chose Antigoni to leave and the girls went with Charlie, which meant that they both had to go home.

On July 7, Sam, Jack, George, Cheyanne, Jazmine and Mollie were all sent home, as they weren't chosen during the Casa Amor recoupling.

Casa Amor islanders being dumped in Love ISland 2022

Six more islanders got dumped after Casa Amor.  (Image credit: ITV)

On July 11, Jay Younger and Chyna Ellis became the latest pair to wave goodbye to the villa. After another public vote for the favorite couple, the other islanders were left to choose between Jay and Chyna and Dami and Summer. They opted to save the latter couple as Dami had rekindled his relationship with Indiyah.

July 12 saw Jacques O'Neill following in Liam's footsteps to become the second contestant to leave the show of their own accord. He gave an emotional speech to the whole villa explaining that he was finding life in the villa more difficult as of late, before packing up his things and heading home.

The latest duo left the villa on July 15. Another public vote had been called, and the two islanders who received the fewest votes (and were therefore going home) were Coco Lodge and Josh Le Grove.

On July 21, Casa Amor bombshells Billy Brown and Summer Botwe were sent home by their fellow Islanders after they were left with the lowest amount of votes from the public. This meant that Dami and Danica were saved out of the bottom four.

July 24 saw four more islanders' journeys come to an end. After another public vote, Deji Adeniyi and Lacey Edwards and Reece Ford and Nathalia Campos were voted the least compatible couples and sent home that same evening. 

On July 27, Danica Taylor and Jamie Allen were dumped after the results of the most recent public vote were announced.

On July 31, Paige and Adam became the final two islanders to leave the villa behind before the series finale.

Who hosted Love Island 2022?

Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore returned to guide the islanders through the competition once again.

Talking about hosting the show and Love Island: Aftersun once more, Laura said: "It's so exciting to be back. I feel like summer is here! I think we all need a little bit of Love Island in our life again."

Love Island wouldn't be the same without Laura's husband Iain Sterling providing the show's iconic voiceovers, so we were glad he was back on board, too.

Sadly, Laura announced after the season came to an end that she was stepping down, leaving the door open for someone new. At the time of writing, though, we don't know who will replace Laura Whitmore as the new host of Love Island going forward.

Iain Sterling and Laura Whitmore

Iain Sterling and Laura Whitmore at ITV Palooza! in 2021. (Image credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Where is Love Island 2022 filmed?

Love Island 2022  found its new home in the usual location of Mallorca, and apparently, ITV has not traveled far to find it, as the new villa was just 10 minutes away from the last one (via The Independent). Take a look inside the villa below:

How to watch Love Island UK 2022 online from anywhere in the world

Love Island 2022 has ended but you can still watch on ITV Hub

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Who won Love Island 2021?

Liam Reardon and Millie Court were the previous winners of Love Island joined the likes of Paige Turley and Finn Tapp and Greg O'Shea and Amber Gill on the Love Island winners list. Unfortunately, the pair split up after leaving the villa together. 

Liam and Millie beat Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran, Teddy Soares and Faye Winter, and Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank.

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