Who won Love Island 2023? What did they win?

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1 Aug 2023, 10:11

L-R - Jess Harding, Ella Thomas,  Molly Marsh, Whitney Adebayo, Whitney Adebayo, Lochan Nowacki, Zachariah Noble,  Tyrique Hyde and Sammy Root

Credit: ITV

The winners of Love Island 2023 have officially been crowned. 

The 10th series of the hugely popular reality series came to a close on Monday night (31st July), after a staggering eight weeks and 56 days in the Mallorcan sunshine.

But who walked away the winning couple, and what else did they win (aside from a new relationship)?

Who won Love Island 2023?

Out of the 32 islanders and numerous couples, it was Jess Harding and Sammy Root who won the public vote. 

They were the favourite couple over the second-place finishers Whitney Adebayo and Lochan Nowacki, while Ella Thomas and Tyrique Hyde came in third place and Molly Marsh and Zachariah Noble finished in fourth place. 

Speaking after their massive win, Sammy said: “It’s been an unreal journey and it’s going to be a great future.” Jess added: “Unreal, babe! Unreal’s the word!”

Jess and Sammy have been one of the stronger couples in the villa, with Jess arriving on day one, while Sammy arrived only three days later. 

Sammy realised Jess was the only one for him while away at Casa Amor, but he was left red-faced when choosing to recouple, while Jess remained single in the main villa. 

What do the Love Island winners get?

The lucky pair have not only walked away with a new significant other, but they’ve also picked up an impressive £50,000!

2023 marks another year without the infamous ‘split or steal’ segment, which would determine who out of the pair would get a hold of prize winnings. 

Two envelopes would be presented to the couple, with one empty and the other containing all the precious funds, and whoever held the money had to decide to steal or split it with their new love. It was the same for the 2022 series, which saw Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti pick up the winning envelope together. 

When is the next series of Love Island?

ITV have reportedly confirmed they are dropping the winter version of the series, but will instead focus on an All Stars series arriving in 2024, according to MailOnline. The next summer series is expected to return in June 2024. 

Love Island is available to watch on ITVX.