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Charlotte McIntyre

Love Island's Sanam snubs Tanya and Shaq as she speaks out on winning show

Sanam Harrinanan and Kai Fagan came out on top on Monday as Maya Jama announced this year's winter Love Island winners.

Lana Jenkins and Ron Hall finished in second place while Tom Clare and Samie Elishi took the third spot.

Tanya Manhenga and Shaq Muhammad were the first couple to find out they were not in contention for winning during the final.

Speaking out on the moment they were crowned winners, Sanam and Kai reflected on who they felt would take the top spot before admitting it was a "massive shock" hearing their names being called out.

In a recent interview, the couple were asked who they thought the public would choose as their winners and Sanam admitted she thought two couples had a chance while failed to mention the remaining duo.

Kai and Sanam were crowned winners (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
Maya Jama announced the winner on Monday (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Sanam said: “We thought Tom and Samie, or Ron and Lana. As a viewer before I came in I thought Ron and Lana’s journey was really lovely. Even being in the Villa with them you can see how genuine they are for one another.

"I think they are so compatible and so cute - I am rooting for them, because I know it’s real.

“With Tom and Samie they have also been through a journey but they also just look so good together. They are hot! They got sexiest couple and I thought, yeah, you might as well just win ha. Tom is such a lovely guy and he also brought out a lot in Samie as well.”

Shaq and Tanya finished the series in fourth place (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Meanwhile, the couple reflected on their own journey and how they didn't expect for Maya to call out their names.

Kai revealed: "We said to each other we know that we are one of the most compatible couples in there. We said what we have got is really good, but we kind of just kept ourselves to ourselves.

"Obviously we had friendships but we didn’t really get involved in any of the arguments or any of the other couples’ dramas. I’m just a little lad from Manchester…”

Sanam added: "Honestly, we didn’t think we were going to win. It was a massive shock.”

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