Tyrique Hyde and Ella Thomas finished in third place during the Love Island 2023 final on Monday.
Tyrique, Ella, Jess Harding, Sammy Root, Zachariah, Molly, Whitney Adebayo and Lochan Nowacki were revealed to be the finalists in Sunday’s episode.
Speaking to host Maya Jama about their plans for the future, Tyrique said: ‘It’s time to move in together now! We are ready for life on the outside!’
Ella added: ‘I am willing to move to London for him!’
Elsewhere, Molly Marsh and Zachariah Noble finished in fourth place, with Molly admitting: ‘I didn’t expect to be official now, I expected it on the outside’
Third place: Tyrique Hyde and Ella Thomas finished in third place during the Love Island 2023 final on Monday
Zach explained: ‘We are to take it how it comes, we have some dates planned. Just taking it day by day.
Before Maya announced the first couple who missed out on winning the show, footage aired of the last day in the villa.
The remaining four couples poured their hearts out to one another in romantic declarations of love.
The villa was home to a summer ball ahead of one couple being crowned the joint winners of the show and taking home a £50k prize fund.
The Islanders were relaxing as Tyrique received a text which read: ‘Islanders. Tonight you will attend the Love Island ball but before that boys it’s time to spruce up please get ready to leave the Villa. #LookingSharp #FreshFaced’
The boys then head out of the villa to get ready for the evening ahead.
Lochan asks Tyrique: ‘We’ve obviously got the ball later where we have to open up about our feelings. Are you nervous? Are you excited?’
Tyrique says: ‘I am a little bit nervous but I feel like I’ve got a lot of things I want to say and I just want to deliver it in the right way.’
Back at the Villa, the girls head out to the garden for a spa day. Jess asks the girls: ‘What’s everyone thinking of writing in their declarations?’
Whitney says: ‘You’ll find out when I say it!’
Jess says: ‘Girls, I think I’m going to surprise myself.’
The boys and girls then sit down to pen their declarations of love. Later that evening, it’s time for the Love Island ball.
Suited and booted, the boys eagerly await the arrival of the girls. One by one the girls make their entrance before all the Islanders raise their glasses and Zach says: ‘Cheers to our experience and finding love!’
It’s now time for the couples to give their declarations of love, and up first is Tyrique and Ella.
Ella tells Tyrique: ‘From the boy I met on day one to the man you are today, I’ve seen you change and grow so much – just for me.’
Fourth place: Molly Marsh and Zachariah Noble finished in fourth place during the Love Island 2023 final
Finalists: Tyrique Hyde, Ella Thomas, Jess Harding, Sammy Root, Zachariah Noble, Molly Marsh, Whitney Adebayo and Lochan Nowacki were revealed to be the finalists in Sunday’s episode
Tyrique tells Ella: ‘Coming into this I was scared to fall in love. You’ve shown me it’s cool to open up about my emotions and it’s cool to be vulnerable. And being in love is the best feeling ever.
‘It was you taught me. My first love, my first girlfriend and I sure as hell hope you’re my last. When I’m with you I feel like I’m flying.’
Next to make their declarations of love is Jess and Sammy.
Jess tells Sammy: ‘Who would have thought I would be standing here confessing my feelings to my actual boyfriend. Knowing how much it takes for you to get strong feelings screams to me how serious and genuine our connection is.’
Sammy tells Jess: ‘It took some time at the beginning of my journey to realise what I was risking but when I saw you walking towards the fire pit on your own after Casa, I instantly knew that you were all that I wanted – my wandering eye turned into my eye for Jess.’
‘No matter what happens if something is meant to be it will be, which only leaves me to say Jess I love you.’
Now it’s time for Molly and Zach to make their declarations of love, with Molly beginning: ‘I’m really looking forward to life outside the Villa together and calling you mine. We are a team Zach, and please don’t ever forget I love you.’
Zach says: ‘I’m now at a point where I find myself daydreaming about the things and adventures I want to do with you – showing you off to my boys, spoiling you, protecting you and loving you.
‘I can’t wait to do life with me, I lost you once and I won’t lose you twice so what you saying, do you want to be my girlfriend?’
Finally it’s Whitney and Lochan’s turn to read their declarations of love to one another.
Suited and booted: The villa will be home to a summer ball ahead of one couple being crowned the joint winners of the show and taking home a £50k prize fund
Sweet: It’s now time for the couples to give their declarations of love, and up first is Tyrique and Ella
Whitney says: ‘You ask me if I am happy everyday. You kiss my forehead when you think I’m asleep and you tell me I look beautiful every chance you get. You’re exactly what I’ve been looking for.’
Lochan says: ‘I want to continue making you happy, growing together, laughing together which is why I can confidently say that I don’t see a future with anyone else on the outside and I can’t wait for our next chapter.’
Having all made their declarations of love, the Islanders dance the night away as their Love Island journey comes to an end.
Love Island fans praised producers for keeping the opening to the final short and sweet as the Islanders made their way into the villa live on television on Monday.
The final four couples cut glamorous figures as they made their way into the garden of the villa ahead of the winner of the series being announced.
And the last remaining contestants were on camera for just a few seconds before host Maya Jama stepped in to get the final moving.
Taking to Twitter, viewers said they were delighted to have not been made to sit through a long entry montage, with others revealing who they wanted to triumph.
One person wrote: ‘Huh, the opening sequence wasn’t anywhere near as painful as previous ones have been. Are the producers finally reading our tweets?’
Day out: The Islanders are relaxing as Tyrique receives a text which reads: ‘Islanders. Tonight you will attend the Love Island ball but before that boys it’s time to spruce up please get ready to leave the Villa. #LookingSharp #FreshFaced’
Deep chats: Lochan asks Tyrique: ‘We’ve obviously got the ball later where we have to open up about our feelings. Are you nervous? Are you excited?’
Girl time: Back at the villa, the girls head out to the garden for a spa day
Relaxing: Jess asks the girls, ‘What’s everyone thinking of writing in their declarations?’
Maya turned out all the stops to host the Love Island grand final on Monday night.
The presenter, 28, looked nothing short of sensational as she slipped into a plunging black lace dress.
Her outfit boasted a plunging neckline to show off her ample cleavage and a daringly high slit that left her long legs on full display.
She added a black belt around her middle to cinch her in at her svelte waist and a giant gold cross necklace.
Maya added an extra few inches of height to her frame with a pair of black strappy high heels.
It comes after Mitchel Taylor and Ella Barnes became the final pair to be dumped during Sunday’s episode of the show ahead of Monday’s series final.
The moment came after the five remaining couples were asked to vote for pair who they thought were the least compatible as they enjoyed their last dates outside the villa earlier this week.
After heading into the villa, host Maya Jama , 28, revealed Ella B and Mitchel had received a total of four votes, while Whitney and Lochan got one, meaning both couples went went head-to-head.
Delivering the news, Maya said: ‘The couple the public have chosen to save is Whitney and Lochan which means Ella B and Mitchel, your time on Love Island has come to an end, it’s time to say your goodbyes.
‘The rest of you, congratulations, you have made your way to the final.’
During their dates earlier this week, Ella and Tyrique, Jess and Sammy, Molly and Zachariah, and Whitney and Lochan all chose Ella B and Mitchel as the least compatible pair.
Incredible: Maya Jama turned out all the stops to host the Love Island grand final on Monday night
Looking good: Her outfit boasted a plunging neckline to show off her ample cleavage and a daringly high slit that left her long legs on full display
Only Mitch and Ella B voted for Whitney and Lochan, meaning they went up against them in the public vote.
After Maya delivered the news of Mitchel and Ella B’s departure, the rest of the group looked solemn as they hugged them both.
Ella B said: ‘To be honest, it was expected. I feel like out of all the couples we haven’t had the longest of times.’
Mitchel added: ‘Could have read the room, I could see this coming from a mile away. Everyone’s in love, in relationships and we’ve been good for two weeks.’
MEET THE ISLANDERS
NAME: Tyrique Hyde
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’ll bring vibes, confidence, good energy and honesty. I don’t sit on the fence, if I have an opinion I will speak up. I’m also not afraid to go after what I want
CLAIM T0 FAME? Toby Aromolaran is one of my best friends, we grew up together and were in the same class at school
NAME: Ella Thomas
WHAT’S YOUR CLAIM TO FAME? I’ve been in a Headie One and Burna Burna Boy music video and I was once an extra in World War Z. I was 12 years old when I filmed it and got to meet Brad Pitt which was cool.
WHY SHOULD SOMEBODY DATE YOU? I’m the whole package, I know what I want in life and I’ve got a big heart.
NAME: Jess Harding
OCCUPATION: Aesthetics Practitioner
WHY ARE YOU SINGLE? Because every boy is giving me the ick at the moment. I feel like it’s fate because I’m saving myself for Mr Right in the Villa!
WHAT GIVES YOU THE ICK? When a guy stunts for money, that’s an ick. Showing off all their designer clothes because most of the time they’re probably fake anyway! Another one is when a boy runs for the train and the train goes without him. Lunch Boxes also – just go to Tesco and get a meal deal!
NAME: Sammy Root
OCCUPATION: Project Manager
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’ll be the energy in the villa, lots of guys have pretty faces and nice bodies, which I have too, but I’ve also got the bubbly personality, I’m a bit of a firework
HOW WOULD FRIENDS/FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU? Funny, bubbly and good to be around. I’m a bit cheeky too.’
NAME: Zachariah Noble
FROM: South East London
OCCUPATION: Personal trainer and basketball player
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’m a very chilled out guy and I’m completely myself 100% of the time. I’m quite straightforward and never struggle making friends, I like to look after people.
WHAT GIVES YOU THE ICK? I’ve got two and they’re both really stupid; Bad handwriting – I’ve got terrible handwriting so they’d need to have better handwriting than me and twerking, I really don’t like twerking!
NAME: Molly Marsh
OCCUPATION: Musical Theatre Performer and Social Media Creator
WHY LOVE ISLAND? I think it’s ideal timing and the perfect way to find someone. I don’t go out and party and I don’t use dating apps, I’m actually quite old-fashioned, so there’s no better way to meet someone than by going into a Villa in the sun with the potential ‘one’ in there.
DO YOU HAVE ANY CLAIMS TO FAME? With my job being in social media, I’ve had some amazing opportunities to go on press trips and I’ve actually been out to the ‘Love Island’ Villas in Mallorca and South Africa. Having the experience to walk around both was amazing but to now actually live in the Villa is going to be incredible.
NAME: Whitney Adebayo
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? Good vibes, I can be really silly and funny but I can also get deep. It depends on the person and the situation but I am a very adaptable person, I know how to read the room.
DO YOU FALL IN LOVE QUICKLY? Real love, no. I can fall in lust but I don’t fall in love quickly. My big thing is trust, I’ve got to trust you fully before I can give you my heart. I won’t give you my heart for free, you’ve got to earn it.
NAME: Lochan Nowacki
OCCUPATION: Account Manager
WHY ARE YOU EXCITED TO GO INTO CASA AMOR? I feel like I’m excited because a lot of the people in relationships aren’t fully secure. I know the type of person I am as well, so I feel like I can turn heads. I’m not going to be disrespectful and I’m proud of my morals as a person. I’m confident that I can go in and not necessarily stir it up, but open the ladies’ eyes to what could be a better couple.
HOW DO YOU PLAN ON TURNING PEOPLE’S HEADS? I have a top three in my mind already, so I’ll probably be pulling them for chats quite quickly and letting them know they’re the top three people I want to speak to. But I’m confident I’m a people person, I’m not going in there to act any differently to how I am with my own friends. I back myself that people will see that and see my good looks and bish, bash, bosh.