She said she had ‘found a strong connection’ upon leaving the Villa.
And Love Island’s Danica Taylor proved she was still going strong with Jamie Allen as they stepped out hand-in-hand before enjoying a romantic tuk tuk ride after attending the show’s wrap party on Monday.
The couple looked as loved up as ever as they watched fellow islanders Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti become the winners of Love Island 2022 at the ME Hotel in West London.
Loved-up: Danica Taylor, 21, stepped out hand-in-hand with Jamie Allen, 27, before they enjoyed a romantic tuk tuk ride as they attended the show’s wrap party in London on Monday
Danica, 21, looked sensational in a thigh-skimming black dress with an ab-baring cut-out section.
She boosted her height with a pair of strappy silver heels that elongated her toned pins and styled her caramel locks in loose curls.
Footballer Jamie, 27, looked dapper in a black shirt that he teamed with some smart grey trousers and leather trainers.
Adorable: The couple looked as loved up as ever as they watched fellow islanders Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti become the winners of Love Island 2022 at the ME Hotel
Stunning: Danica looked sensational in a thigh-skimming black dress with an ab-baring cut-out section
During the finale viewers saw Ekin-Su and Davide finish ahead of Gemma Owen, 19, and Luca Bish, 23, who were awarded second place and narrowly missed out on the money, with bosses deciding to ditch the ‘split or steal’ twist that usually comes at the end.
In previous years, winners have picked an envelope which either has the prize money or nothing enclosed, with one person in the couple being given the £50,000 with the option to ‘split or steal’ the cash.
This year, host Laura Whitmore, 37, announced they would automatically be sharing the money as producers opted to scrap the tradition which has been in place since series one.
Glowing: She boosted her height with a pair of strappy silver heels that elongated her toned pins and styled her caramel locks in loose curls
As the news was announced, emotional Ekin-Su, 27, jumped into her Italian beau’s arms as they celebrated their win and speechless Davide, also 27, exclaimed he ‘couldn’t believe it’.
Congratulations rushed in for the genetically-blessed couple as viewers celebrated their win on social media, admitting that they thought the ‘right couple had won’.
Asked what Ekin thought she would do if she won she is said to have written in a text: ‘It’s a game show at the end of the day, it’s business. If it’s not genuine I’d be tempted.
Sweet: The couple proved they were still going strong after Danica said she had ‘found a strong connection’ with Jamie upon leaving the Villa
Suave: Footballer Jamie, 27, looked dapper in a black shirt that he teamed with some smart grey trousers and leather trainers
‘But I’m at the right age to find the right guy. I know what I’m looking for. I want to find The One.’
However judging by appearances, Ekin-Su certainly seems to have found the one as she gushed over her new boyfriend.
Ekin-Su said of making the final two on this year’s Love Island: ‘It feels so surreal finding the man of your dreams and just growing.’
Woo! During the finale viewers saw Ekin-Su and Davide finish ahead of Gemma Owen, 19, and Luca Bish, 23, who were awarded second place and narrowly missed out on the money
Winner, winner! Ekin-Su and Davide have won Love Island 2022 and will split the £50,000 prize
Speaking about what she liked most about Davide, she added: ‘Apart from the perfect body, I would definitely say there was an instant spark and a genuine butterfly feeling.’
It comes after Indiyah and Dami were awarded third place on Love Island 2022 ahead of Tasha and Andrew who finished narrowly behind them in fourth place.
They entered the last day of the show alongside Ekin-Su and Davide and Gemma and Luca but missed out on the £50,000 prize following the final public vote on Monday evening.
Almost… but not quite! The couple finished ahead of Gemma and Luca
The four couples gathered in the villa garden for the live finale hosted by Laura Whitmore, as viewers waited to discover the winners following an eight-week run of the ITV2 dating show.
Laura announced that the couple had come in fourth place, as Tasha revealed she was delighted to have made it to the final with her boyfriend Andrew.
Discussing his experience, Andrew said: ‘For me it was tough, it was clear that I liked Tasha. When the Casa girls came – it was tough but I had to open myself up and see if there was another connection. But it was still Tasha.’
Tasha revealed they have plans to move in together in London and continue the ‘good vibes’.
Next announcing that Indiyah and Dami had finished in third place, the couple joined Laura for a chat on the sofa.
Laura noted that they were ‘really strong’ ahead of Casa Amor, but Indiyah said that she was very much ‘with Dami’ when they were separated but joked she ‘used her brain cells’ and was open to connections
Indiyah discussed their ‘unbreakable connection’ which she said wouldn’t be broken by bombshells coming in by the end of their journey.
Finalists: (L-R) Luca, Gemma, Ekin-Su, Laura, Davide, Indiyah, Dami, Tasha and Andrew