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Manchester Evening News
Jessica Sansome

ITV Love Island fans say 'please' over show's announcement as viewers spot 'real villain' of series

Love Island fans were left saying 'please' as an announcement was made just moments after Sanam Harrinanan and Kai Fagan were crowned as the winners of the second-ever winter run of the ITV2 dating show. The couple, who met in the South African villa during the controversial Casa Amor twist, emerged victorious during Monday night's final (March 13) of the ninth series.

The pair beat fellow couples Lana Jenkins and Ron Hall, who landed up in second place, and Samie Elishi and Tom Clare, who finished in third position, during the final episode which saw host Maya Jama return to the South African villa. Tanya Mahenga and Shaq Muhammad placed fourth following a public vote.

The last episode of the series saw the four remaining girls leave the villa for a luxurious spa day, before returning to share declarations of love with their partners. Decked out in tuxedos and elegant dresses, the contestants each gathered by the pool before standing to read to each other in front of a heart-shaped arch.

READ MORE: ITV Love Island fans point out 'fun fact' about Kai and Sanam's win as they work out why they won

However, viewers were eagerly waiting for the results and as well as landing the Winter Love Island 2023 winners title, Kai and Sanam will share a £50,000 prize between themselves.

But after announcing the winner, a post on Love Island's Instagram page advertised the fact that they were looking for contestants for the upcoming summer series. "We're heading back to Mallorca this summer and you can apply to be in the villa right now!" the caption of the post began. "Just head to for all the info #LoveIsland," it added.

And fans of the show were quick to comment. @ca1tlinsin cried: "It’s been 2minutes." @_.n.a.tasha._ commented: "PLSS the show just ended." @anuskharahulrkv wrote: "Already. Wasting no time. Kai and sanam were just crowned winners 1 min ago." @dylan_wannenberg said: "Yoh you guys don't play." @rckstrnyanwel added: "yall waste no time."

Kai and Sanam were crowned winners during the final in South Africa (ITV)

Meanwhile, others were making demands for what they want to see. @miss.bressan said: "PLS make challenges with satisfactory rewards ie. private date, vote immunity, hideaway etc." @oliviaaamy commented: "plz pick actual entertaining non influencer people." @kelly_mahon88 added: "Single parents one overs 30s would be great."

As the latest series of Love Island came to an end, fans couldn't help but spot host Maya Jama and the remaining islanders battling the elemtns and joked that they found the 'real villain' of the series.

@sapness tweeted: "The only thing that has been consistent for the last 8 weeks on Love Island has to be the relentless South African wind. #loveIsland." @DonnatellaSpace posted: "The main villain of this series has to be the SA wind..... From day dot, the girls have had to battle with that b***h. #loveisland."

@AislingFelly wrote: "The South African winds doing the most to try and purge this cursed show from their shores #LoveIsland." @mindismovinglow shared: "… and the winners are: 3) Shaq’s sister 2) Martin and the popcorn 1) The #loveisland wind." @therarejem_ added: "The wind is the Main Character #loveisland."


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