By News Team
Last Updated: 23rd August 2021
After eight weeks of this year’s Love Island series, there have been the usual twists and turns from day one up until now, and, as things come to a close, the reality TV couples look to win the public’s votes with their romances and bag the £50,000 prize.
But which contestants are still left in the current series? Here’s all you need to know about the remaining hopeful couples before the finale of this year’s show.
When did Love Island start?
After months of rumours swirling as to when the series would commence, proceedings kicked off on ITV on June 28, with the show ending with the final on August 23.
A teaser clip was released across social media for the new series involving presenter Laura Whitmore, who is the Love Island host once again this year. Her husband Iain Stirling, meanwhile, is of course providing the narration in his own hilarious way.
Where is Love Island?
There had been some talk about the Love Island location this year having to be in the UK, which doesn’t exactly conjure up images of the sun and sea we’ve come to expect from previous series. However, Love Island fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as the show has returned to its spiritual home of Mallorca. The villa is in the town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, located on the island’s east coast.
Who are the Love Island 2021 contestants?
The 2021 series kicked off with five boys and five girls, all of whom were hopeful of finding love. Romance has blossomed, couples have been and gone, and the dedicated Love Island audience has got to know the remaining contestants better day by day. However, with a single episode left in the villa, it’s all to play for…
Over the last few days, we’ve seen the couples each go on their final dates, the lovebirds meet their parents, and one couple leave. After Liberty Poole felt a “change in energy” between herself and Jake Cornish, the two went on their final date – a sail on a beautiful yacht in the sun – and came to the decision to leave the villa together as friends, giving the other loved-up couples their chance at winning the show. To much of the public’s dismay, the pair fell at the last hurdle, nearly eight weeks into the show.
Welshman Liam Reardon and Millie Court, meanwhile, have gone from strength-to-strength. The couple are now exclusive, and with parents’ approval from both sides, the odds are 15/8 for these two to win the series and receive over 50% of the public vote, while they are the 4/6 odds-on favourites for glory. The loved-up pair enjoyed a castle date, where they spoke about the future, with moving in together on the cards. Liam and Millie will almost certainly reach the top three couples, and with odds of them not winning, at 11/10, there’s a good chance the pair will walk away with £50,000 – one way or another. The pair seem so in sync, explaining the long odds of the couple winning, and one of them stealing the show’s prize money – odds of 40/1.
Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran (6/4) have also hinted at their progression outside the villa. Toby suggested his intensions to make the couple official in the near future – despite never having had a girlfriend. They seem to be the perfect mix of laughs and romance and ready for the next steps despite failing the baby challenge. Whilst we are yet to see how the voting pans out, Chloe and Toby have slim chances of finishing bottom of the remaining four couples, with odds of 6/1 for doing so.
Despite islanders raising questions about their compatibility as a couple last week, Faye Winter and Teddy Soares (8/1) are now official, much to the approval of Teddy’s brothers. Teddy asked Faye to be his girlfriend on their final date – in a pool filled with red and white rose petals, there really wasn’t a more romantic setting. The couple have been third favourites to scoop the cash prize for most of the final weeks, behind Millie and Liam, and Chloe and Toby. The odds for the order being Millie and Liam, Chloe and Toby, Faye and Teddy then Kaz and Tyler are 7/4.
Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank are now exclusive. Tyler’s dad couldn’t praise Kaz enough, but also revealed his frustration towards some of Tyler’s earlier decisions. The public seems to favour other couples over these two, with Kaz and Tyler 14/1 outsiders to emerge as the winning couple on Monday night.
As we enter the finale of the show, it remains to be seen which way the public will vote and who will win the £50,000 prize, but for all the couples, life outside of the villa will most likely throw a surprise or two…