Love Island 2022 finalists arrive back in the UK

Love Island 2022 finalists arrive back in the UK

Home is where the heart is! Love Island winners Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti make a triumphant return to the UK as Gemma Owen reunites with her family – but where is dad Michael?

  • Ekin-Su and Davide were crowned Love Island champions in Monday’s final, while Gemma and Luca finished in second place, Dami and Indiyah in third and Tasha and Andrew in fourth 
  • 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
  • Latest news and updates on all of your favourite Love Island contestants

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 lead this year’s stars, along with 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 cropped black vest 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 cropped black vest and leather harem trousers teamed with a denim jacket as they were greeted by their family waiting outside

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.

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. 


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

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

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

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

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


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



Still happier than ever! 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’

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

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.

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’

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


Love is 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

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.

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.

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



Lovebirds! Dami and Indiyah also stuck a range of fun poses on the hunk’s social media account, as fans eagerly their await their return to the UK following the series’ end earlier this week

Cover stars! Davide also shared a snap of the specially-made magazine covers as he and Ekin-Su boarded their flight home

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. 


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

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.

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.


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’

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.


Rules: Islanders have their phones taken off from before they enter the villa 

And 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

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