Over 1 million Brits vote for Love Island 2016 winners Nathan & Cara
The nation has spoken, and Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde have been crowned as the 2016 winners of Love Island.
After six weeks spent in the villa, the ITV reality show closed with a dramatic finale episode last night (July 11), as fan favourites Nathan and Cara defeated the other remaining couples, Scott Thomas and Kady McDermott, Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland, and Adam Maxted and Katie Salmon, with Adam and Katie coming in fourth place, Scott and Kady in third, and Alex and Olivia taking the position of runners-up.
The competition saw over one million votes on the part of the public to declare the winners, who won with 54% of the vote.
Cara then had to pick one of two envelopes – one containing £50,000 and the other containing nothing, and lucked out by drawing the £50,000. Challenged to choose whether to keep it all to herself or share the money with Nathan, she decided to share it with her Beau. And the enamoured Twitterverse was pretty happy about it all:
Going on holiday for 6 weeks, finding love and coming home with 25k, Cara and Nathan are winning rn 😩😩
— Alice Taylor (@alicemaetaylorx) July 11, 2016
Cara and Nathan are soooooo luffffflleeee they make me so happy 😻😻😻😻
— lori laing (@versacebutt) July 11, 2016
Nathan and Cara are pure couple goals. 👫 #LoveIsland
— Matthew Davies (@MatthewDavies__) July 11, 2016
If cara and nathan dont win, ill eat my toes live on snapchat
— Nαncy~mαy Turnعr♬ (@nancymayturner) July 11, 2016
I genuinely hope Cara and Nathan stay together FOREVER. #LoveIsland
— ¥ (@YasmineChanel) July 10, 2016
If Nathan and cara don’t win I’m gonna cry 😭
— liana isadora (@liana_isadora) July 9, 2016
— Tracey O’ Driscoll (@traceyod213) July 11, 2016
Don’t worry if you’ve got Love Island withdrawals already, as there will be a special episode on Sunday (July 17) at 9pm on ITV2 showing what happens when the contestants are reunited at the wrap party.
Love Island has already been confirmed for another series in 2017 following this year’s record ratings.