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Winter Love Island FINAL 2023: When is it? What will happen in the last episode? What is the prize? Everything you need to know

Winter Love Island FINAL 2023: When is it? What will happen in the last episode? What is the prize? Everything you need to know
Published 12 months ago on Mar 08, 2023

 But after another pair of islanders said their goodbyes this week, the end is in sight for our final ten islanders. 

Curious what happens in the final episode or who will be in with a chance of the prize? MailOnline answers all of your questions on the upcoming culmination.

When is the Winter Love Island final and what happens? 

Winter Love Island FINAL 2023: When is it? What will happen in the last episode? What is the prize? Everything we know so far.

New presenter: The final will be hosted by Maya Jama for the first time as she heads out to Cape Town

The grand final will take place on Monday 13 March, airing live from South Africa on ITV2 and ITVX at 9pm.

Extended from the show's usual hour-long run, the episode will finish up at 10:35pm. 

Four couples usually appear in the final, with last year's line-up being Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti, Gemma Owen and Luca Bish, Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope, and Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page.

Hosted by Maya Jama for the first time ever, the presenter will be hitting screens live from the villa in Cape Town, with the islanders also live for the first time since entering the show.

Alongside the finalists and Maya, an audience will gather to watch the winning moment in real-life, as the final few days are recapped in pre-recorded segments.

What is the prize? 

Payday: Based on the public vote, one lucky couple will be crowned the winners of Winter Love Island and awarded a cushty £50K to share (2020 Winter Love Island winners Paige Turley and Finn Tapp)

All is not lost: Even if they don't bag the prize, islanders are often bombarded with press opportunities, brand partnerships and TV deals upon leaving the villa - (2019 runners-up Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague)

Based on the public vote, one lucky couple will be crowned the winners of Winter Love Island and awarded a cushty £50K to share.

While the show previously included a 'share or steal' segment to the final, this is likely not to feature this year.

Most winners of the show have been handed an envelope each, one with £0 and one with £50K written on it - with the contestant holding the latter being given the decision to keep it all for themself, or split it with their partner.

But during the 2022 summer edition of the show, winners Ekin-Su and Davide weren't given this option, with the money automatically being split.

While it hasn't been confirmed that the segment is scrapped, it is likely that ITV have decided that it is no longer relevant - as every winner before has split the cash.

In addition to the money, islanders are often bombarded with press opportunities, brand partnerships and TV deals upon leaving the villa.

Meaning that even if they don't win the show, most islanders could be headed for a more than satisfactory payday outside of the villa. 

Who will be in the final?

Lineup: Four couples usually make it to the final, with one duo being dumped the day prior (2021 finalists pictured)

Five couples still remain in the villa, with one expected to just miss out on their chance at winning the show.

The remaining couples are Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan, Tom Clare and Samie Elishi, Ron Hall and Lana Jenkins, Will Young and Jessie Wynter, and Shaq Muhammad and Tanya Manhenga.

During the summer series in 2022, Adam Collard and Paige Thorne were voted out of the show just a day before the live final.

With this series expected to follow suit, it will be the end of the road for one out of the five couples this weekend.

During Tuesday evening's episode, a public vote booted Casey O'Gorman and Rosie Seabrook out of the villa as they were one of the three couples with the least amount of votes.

Shaq and Tanya also found themselves in that bottom three section alongside Will and Jessie - suggesting that these two couples could be more vulnerable than others ahead of the final.

LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

Name: Tanya Manhenga

Age: 22

Location: Liverpool

Occupation: Student and model

Something not many people know about her: 'I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.'

'It's on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it's quite cute.'

'I don't care about covering it up all the time, I think it's a vibe.'

Name: Kai Fagan

Age: 24

Location: Manchester

Occupation: Science and PE teacher

Something not many people know about him: 'I'm a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.'

'I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.'

'I've technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.'

Name: Lana Jenkins

Age: 25

Location: Luton

Occupation: Makeup artist

Something not many people know about her: 'In my work as a makeup artist I've worked with lots of celebrities.

'Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.'

Name: Ron Hall

Age: 25

Location: Essex

Occupation: Financial advisor 

Something not many people know about him: 'On meeting me, you'd never know I am blind in one eye.'

'It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I've got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.'

Name: Tom Clare

 Age: 23

Location: Barnsley

Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer

Something not many people know about him: I'm a High School Musical fan.

Name: Will Young

Age: 23

Location: Buckinghamshire

Occupation: Farmer

Something not many people know about him: 'Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.'

'A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!

'It's a nice way to self reflect.' 

Name: Samie Elishi

Age: 22

Location: London 

Occupation: Senior Estate Agent Coordinator

Something not many people know about her: 'I’m a really honest person and I have no filter. I won’t take rubbish from anyone, especially when it comes to guys!'

Name: Shaq Muhammad

Age: 24

Location: London

Occupation: Airport security officer

Something not many people know about him: 'I'm a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.'  

'Every time I watch Dear John I cry. 

That's my favourite film. Any time I'm with someone and they say, 'Let's watch a romantic film', I'm like, 'How about Dear John, how does that sound?'

Name: Jessie Wynter

Age: 26

Location: Sydney

Occupation: Personal Trainer

Something you may not know about her: She was on series two of Love Island Australia

Name: Shaq Muhammad

Age: 24

Location: London

Occupation: Airport security officer

Something not many people know about him: 'I'm a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.'  

'Every time I watch Dear John I cry. 

That's my favourite film. Any time I'm with someone and they say, 'Let's watch a romantic film', I'm like, 'How about Dear John, how does that sound?'

Name: Sanam Harrinanan

Age: 24

Location: Bedford

Occupation: Social Worker 

Who did she have her eye on in Casa Amor?  'Kai is my number one. Job wise I think that we’d connect a lot and I think he’s cute!'

 

 

 

 

 

 

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