Love Island 2021: Millie Court and Liam Reardon chosen as winners

The couple, who went into the final as favourites, win £50,000 in prize money

Winners Millie Court and Liam Reardon

Millie Court and Liam Reardon are the winners of Love Island 2021. The couple, who went into the final as favourites to win, beat fellow finalists Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran to win the £50,000 prize money.

After the result of the public vote was announced, the couple had to decide whether to stick or split the cash prize. Millie received the envelope with the money but decided to split it with Liam — meaning they took home £25,000 each.

Four couples competed on the final night in the Mallorcan villa, to take home the prize — Millie Court and Liam Reardon, Teddy Soares and Faye Winter, Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank and Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran.

Laura Whitmore hosted the live final from the garden, while a cheering audience looked on.

Runners up Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran

During their final morning on the show, the finalists were woken by a text which announced they would be taking part in a salsa dance class ahead of the winners being announced that evening. A second text told the female contestants they would be leaving the villa to visit a spa.

The male contestants wrote declarations of love to their partners. Later that day, the men wore black tie to a summer ball event in the villa garden.

The women arrived one by one, and the group enjoyed glasses of champagne before reading each other their declarations.

Liberty Poole and Jake Cornish, who had been coupled up since the first episode of the show, gave up a place in the final last week when they called time on their romance and left the villa.

In the penultimate episode of the series on Sunday, the islanders received socially distanced visits from their friends and families. Liam’s father criticised his son for his dalliance with Lillie Haynes during his trip to Casa Amor, and said he had “shouted at the TV”.