Love Island 2023: winners, host and everything you need to know

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Love Island series 10 is all wrapped up. (Image credit: ITV)

Love Island 2023 has been and gone, bringing the second of our two seasons of the hit dating show to an end, and a new pair of Love Island winners has been crowned. 

After jetting off to South Africa for Winter Love Island 2023 at the start of the year, we returned to Mallorca for the main event for eight more weeks of fun in the sun for a season that was packed with drama, break-ups, make-ups, and classic Love Island challenges all over again.

If you're looking to relive any of the villa's biggest moments from series 10, be sure to check out our guide explaining how to watch Love Island 2023. Below, you can find out which contestants made it to the final, and which couple walked away with the big cash prize!

When does Love Island 2023 end? When is the Love Island final?

Love Island 2023 started on Monday, June 5 at 9 pm on ITV2 and ITVX, and ran for eight weeks through to the final on Monday, July 31.

If Love Island and similar shows are your thing, you should look out for Lifted Entertainment's (the team behind Love Island) next dating show, My Mum, Your Dad which is coming to ITV1 later in 2023. 

This new series will take a group of single parents to a luxury retreat to give them all a second chance at finding love, all while their kids secretly play matchmaker in the background!

Who won Love Island 2023?

In the live final, we finally learned which of our four surviving couples made it all the way through had won the public's heart.

Maya Jama revealed that it was Jess and Sammy who'd received the most votes and had earned the £50,000 cash prize in the live final, after showing off how the finalists had enjoyed the traditional end-of-series ball in their last couple of days in the villa.

On August 1, ITV revealed that the pair had received 34.57% of the total vote for favorite couple. Whitney and Lochan were the runners-up with 26.85%, Ella and Tyrique narrowly came in third with 24.21% of the vote, with Molly and Zachariah in fourth place with a 14.37% share of the total votes cast. 

The Love Island 2023 finalists raise a toast in their formal wear

The islanders enjoying the Love Island ball. (Image credit: ITV)

Love Island 2023 cast: Who is in Love Island 2023?

Love Island 2023 contestants line up for the start of the new series

The Love Island line up has been revealed for 2023.  (Image credit: ITV)

Which members of the Love Island 2023 cast made it all the way to the final? Here's which eight islanders who survived right to the very end (and info on who got dumped, and when!)

Ella Thomas

Ella Thomas headshot from Love Island 2023

Ella Thomas is joining Love Island 2023. (Image credit: ITV)

23-year-old Ella Thomas is a model from Glasgow. Asked why she signed up for the show, she said: "I'm excited to have a fun summer, it's going to be good vibes all summer."

Jess Harding

Jess Harding poses for Love Island 2023

Jess Harding is joining Love Island 2023. (Image credit: ITV)

22-year-old Jess Harding is an aesthetics practitioner from London. Talking about why she decided to head into the villa, she said: "I've been single for two years now and my love life just isn't really working. I'm a believer in fate."

Tyrique Hyde

Tyrique Hyde poses for Love Island 2023

Tyrique Hyde is joining Love Island 2023. (Image credit: ITV)

24-year-old Tyrique Hyde is a semi-professional football player from Essex. He's got two main reasons for heading into the villa. Tyrique said: "I've never had a girlfriend and I haven't been on holiday for ages so it's perfect."

Zachariah Noble

Zachariah Noble for Love Island 2023

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25-year-old Zachariah Noble is a personal trainer and basketball player from South East London, and our first bombshell of the series. Asked why he decided now was the right time to apply, he said: "I always say, ‘you only grow as a person when you take yourself out of your comfort zone’ and I think it’s something that’s so far out of my comfort zone, I’d be silly not to give it a go. Being 25, I’m at a crossroads where I’ve been having fun, but I also want to have the peace and harmony that comes from being with the right woman."

Whitney Adebayo

Whitney Adebayo for Love Island 2023

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25-year-old Whitney Adebayo is an entrepreneur from London who is looking to have a fun time. Asked why now was the right time to sign up for the show, she said: "Why not? I want to have fun and have a lit summer." As for what she's bringing to the villa, Whitney said: "Good vibes, I can be really silly and funny but I can also get deep. It depends on the person and the situation but I am a very adaptable person, I know how to read the room."

Sammy Root

Sammy Root heashot for Love Island 2023

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22-year-old Sammy Root is a project manager from Kent, and the third bombshell of the series. Asked why he decided to apply for the show, he said: "I've always got girls on my mind, so what better way to find a nice girl than in the Love Island villa!"

Molly Marsh

Molly Marsh for Love Island 2023

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Now here's a familiar face! 21-year-old social media creator and musical theatre performer Molly Marsh was part of the starting lineup for this year's series. Partway, she ended up packing her bags, but she rejoined the show in Casa Amor. Ahead of Love Island's debut, she explained why she applied for the show: "I think it's ideal timing and the perfect way to find someone. I don't go out and party and I don't use dating apps, I'm actually quite old-fashioned, so there's no better way to meet someone by going into a villa in the sun with the potential 'one' in there."

Lochan Nowacki

Lochan Nowacki for Love Island 2023

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25-year-old Lochan Nowacki is an account manager from Windsor. Along with Elom and Ouzy, he joined the lineup during Casa Amor as he was coupled up with Whitney. Ahead of his arrival in Casa, he'd said: "I feel like I’m excited because a lot of the people in relationships aren’t fully secure. I know the type of person I am as well, so I feel like I can turn heads. I’m not going to be disrespectful and I’m proud of my morals as a person. I’m confident that I can go in and not necessarily stir it up, but open the ladies’ eyes to what could be a better couple."

Who's been dumped from Love Island 2023?

The first recoupling led to George Fensom being dumped from the villa on Friday, June 9.

Then, when the islanders were told to choose between Ella and Ruchee after they were both left single in Tuesday's recoupling. They opted to keep Ella in the villa, meaning Ruchee Gurung was dumped on June 14.

Friday, June 16 saw two more departures. Following a public vote for favorite islanders that left six of them vulnerable, the islanders opted to send Andre Furtado and Charlotte Sumner home.

Friday, June 23 saw Molly Marsh exit the villa in a shock twist after Kady coupled up with Zachariah.

Tuesday, June 27 followed things up with a brutal double dumping that saw Mehdi Edno and Mal Nicol being sent home. 

The Casa Amor recoupling arrived on July 5, and saw six out of the twelve new bombshells joining the villa, with the other six heading home. The unlucky islanders were: Kodie Murphy, Zachary Ashford, Ben Noel, Gabby Jeffery, Tink Reading, and Daniell Mazhindu.

On July 12, Catherine Agbaje and Elom Ahlijah-Wilson left the villa after they received the least amount of votes from the public for the most compatible couple.

Leah and Montel soon followed in Catherine and Elom's footsteps, as they were chosen as the second least compatible couple and dumped on Friday, July 14. 

Four more islanders said their goodbyes on Tuesday, July 18. As the couple with the fewest votes, Amber and Josh were sent home, and then Whitney and Lochan (who had the most votes) were given the choice to save one other couple and send another home. Their decision meant Ouzy and Kady also left the villa behind.

Wednesday, July 26 saw another couple dumped. After a public vote for the least compatible couple. Three couples were left vulnerable, but when the islanders were tasked with choosing to send two people home, they chose Abi and Scott.

The last couple to be dumped before the final was Mitch and Ella B. They left on Sunday, July 30 after being voted the least compatible couple by the other islanders.

Meet the islanders for Love Island series 10

If you'd like to revisit this year's Meet the Islanders video, you can find it below: 

Who's hosting Love Island 2023?

Maya Jama in a pink mini dress for Love Island 2023

We're hoping Maya Jama will stick around for more than one season!  (Image credit: ITV)

Maya Jama is back in the driving seat as the Love Island host after replacing Laura Whitmore at the start of 2023. 

Talking about returning to host her second series of the show, Maya Jama said: "It feels so exciting. I was full of nerves for my first series because I was wondering what it would be like. Now, I know I feel really ready and excited, I just can't wait to get started!

"Now there's a bit more of an expectation, I just want to make sure that I live up to that expectation again... The pressure is on for my stylist because the dresses did very well last series!"

Iain Sterling—aka the voice of Love Island—will also continue to provide more jokes and quips for the tenth series, too. 

Who won Love Island 2022?

Kai and Sanam sitting at the table in formalwear during the Winter Love Island 2023 final

Kai and Sanam were out most recent winners. (Image credit: ITV)

Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan won the latest series of Love Island back in March. Kai was part of the starting lineup, but the pair only coupled up partway through the series after Sanam made her debut during Casa Amor. This makes Sanam the first Casa Amor contestant to go all the way and win the show!

Last summer's series was won by Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti. They won the show by a massive landslide, as voting stats revealed they'd secured roughly 64% of the total vote.

Where is the new Love Island 2023?

Although the winter series took place in South Africa, the summer series of Love Island returned to the show's usual home of Mallorca.

On Sunday, June 4, ITV gave us a sneaky tour of the villa for the latest series; you can take a guided tour of the villa in the video below.

Can you still apply for Love Island 2023? 

The Winter Love Island 2023 contestants sitting around the firepit

Fancy a seat by the firepit? Here's where you can apply. (Image credit: ITV)

Applications are still open for Love Island, which likely means producers are already looking for contestants to sign up for future seasons. If you think you'd like to head into the villa sometime in the future, head over to the ITV website for more info. 

How many Love Islands will there be in 2023? 

Love Island series 10 is the second of a double helping of drama from the villa. Whilst series 8 was airing in 2022, ITV confirmed that there would be two seasons of Love Island airing in 2023 as they revealed plans to revive the Winter spin-off.

It looks like two seasons of Love Island might be the norm, as well, as there have been reports that ITV is set to commission another Winter edition for 2024. A source told The Sun: "Love Island have already informed the owners of the £1.2 million villa in South Africa that they want to return there at the end of this year ahead of the winter 2024 show."

Martin Shore
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Martin was a Staff Writer with, where he produced a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. Now he works for our sister site Tom's Guide in the same role.

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.