Love Island 2021: Millie Court and Liam Reardon win series final and split £50,000 prize | Ents & Arts News
The winners of Love Island 2021 have been announced as Millie Court and Liam Reardon.
The couple – who were favourites to win the competition – beat fellow finalists Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran to claim the £50,000 prize.
After the result was revealed, the couple had to decide whether to stick or split the money.
Millie was the lucky recipient of the envelope containing the cash – but split it with her beau, meaning they took home £25,000 each.
Teddy Soares and Faye Winter placed third during the live series final of the show, which aired on Monday night – while Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank came fourth, presenter Laura Whitmore revealed.
The finalists read declarations of love to each other during their last night in the Mallorcan villa.
Liam told of his “special” first kiss with Millie – before apologising for his dalliance with Lillie Haynes during a visit to rival villa, Casa Amor.
He said: “I then had a challenge thrown my way and I was so sorry for what I had done. Seeing you distraught and I never want to see you that way ever again.”
Toby used his speech to ask Chloe to be his girlfriend.
Love Island’s 2019 winner Amber Gill praised Toby for using his declaration to confirm their relationship.
She wrote on Twitter: “Who would have thought TOBY would ask the best way out of everyone!”
The final was hosted in the garden of the Love Island villa – where more than 40 islanders attempted to find romance.
The couples were woken by a text on their final morning revealing they would take part in a salsa dance class.
They learned in a second message how the female contestants would be leaving the villa to visit a spa – while their male counterparts wrote their declarations of devotion.
Later on the men wore black tie to a summer ball event in the villa garden – before the women arrived one by one and the group enjoyed a celebratory glass of champagne to mark their final soiree.
The final was aired as Liberty Poole and Jake Cornish – coupled up since the first episode of the series – relinquished their place in the final after calling time on their romance and leaving the villa.