05 Dec 2021

WATCH | Love Island live final: Curtis hails Longford model Maura Higgins as 'the most beautiful princess in all the lands'

Will Ballymahon bombshell Maura and Curtis walk away with the £50,000 prize?

The sun is about to set on another summer of love. After eight weeks of cracking on, we have our final four couples – Amber & Greg, India & Ovie, Molly-Mae & Tommy and Curtis & Maura – and tonight, one of these couples will crowned the winners of Love Island 2019 and have the chance to bag that £50,000 cash prize. 

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Hosted by Caroline Flack, live from the Love Island villa, tonight’s final will feature interviews with our winning couple and three-runners up, as Caroline gets all the insider gossip on the dumpings and the drama from this year’s summer of love.  

Viewers can vote for their winning couple via the official Love Island app. Voting is open until 8:45pm tonight. The vote will then reopen during tonight’s show, giving viewers a second chance to vote for their favourite couple. 

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But which couple has stolen the hearts of the nation and will be crowned the winners of Love Island 2019?

The Islanders are relaxing in the garden, when Molly-Mae receives a text, which reads “Islanders. Tonight, you will all attend the Love Island 2019 Summer Ball. It’s now time to brush up on your dance moves. #saucysamba #ballers”

Professional dancer Curtis wastes no time in showing off his skills but the other Islanders don’t pick up the moves as easily. In particular, Tommy’s unique style has got the other Islanders talking. 

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Speaking in the Beach Hut, Ovie says “Tommy moves like he is walking in cement!”

Tommy reflects in the Beach Hut on the dancing masterclass. He says “Everyone has got that looseness about them but I can’t grasp it. The other boys are like elastic bands and I’m just a brick!”

Later that day, Maura receives a text, which reads “Girls. It’s now time to go dress shopping! Please get ready to leave the villa. #boujeebabes #tryingiton”

The girls head out of the villa and try on dresses to find the perfect outfit for the Summer Ball. Afterwards, the girls begin penning their ‘declarations of love’ and back at the villa, the boys are doing the same. 

The boys then get suited and booted for the night and they’re feeling slicker than ever in their three-piece suits. 

Meanwhile, the girls have been getting all glammed-up for the evening and one by one they enter the garden. The boys are blown away by the girls’ entrance. 

And as the final four couples raise their glasses, Ovie says “All of you ladies look absolutely amazing. I’ve got to be a bit biased and say ‘India, you look phenomenal’ I feel like all of us guys are really lucky guys. To the final, guys!”

The couples then make their declarations to each other and Curtis and Maura are up first. 

Curtis says “Once upon a time, there was man on a journey. He had one goal in mind on his journey of crazy events. That goal, was to find a princess. This princess wasn’t just any princess, she was the most beautiful princess in all the lands…”

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Maura says “Curtis. Here before you I stand a very different woman, to the one who walked in the villa seven weeks ago. I had to spend my first few weeks watching somebody else fall in love with you, when all I really wanted was it to be me you were dancing with...”

It is then India and Ovie’s turn to tell each other how they feel.

Ovie says “Since you took me on that first breakfast date, the good energy hasn’t stopped since. You’ve cheered me up and made me smile and you’ve even had Mr Cool feeling nervous. If there was one thing I could change, it would have been that you would have come sooner...”

India says “Firstly, I want to thank you for making my time in the villa so amazing. I think we can all see that you were carved by angels. I couldn’t have prepared myself for what comes with it. You are so kind, caring and considerate. You’ve proven to me that chivalry isn’t dead…”

When it’s Amber and Greg’s turn, Greg reveals he has penned a poem for Amber.

Greg says “I’m going to keep this short and sweet, just like when we first came to meet. Up in the Hideaway sheltered from the trouble, we instantly connected and formed our own little bubble…”

Amber says “It would be fair to say that I’ve had quite a journey in the villa this summer. There have been so many highs and then some lows, but then along came Greg. Thank you for helping to build me back up. You’ve always been so sweet and lovely to me and you’ve managed to bring out my soft side…”

Finally, Molly-Mae and Tommy make their declarations. 

But as Tommy begins reading his declaration, he drops his cards to the floor. Tommy says “This isn’t me. I want my heart to speak to you, not my mouth. From the first moment I walked up into the Hideaway, I instantly knew I had seen the most beautiful girl on this entire planet. You’re absolutely everything I’ve ever wanted in a girl…”

Molly-Mae says “Tommy. For someone whose career depends on fighting other people, you’re the gentlest person I’ve ever met. You’re my best friend and the most incredible dad to our Elly-Belly. Thank you for showing me kindness and nothing but pure love every day.”

The Islanders have bared all during their declarations but it’s time to add some spice to the evening as they show off their moves and samba around the garden.

As their time in the villa draws to a close, the Islanders all jump in the pool, celebrating the final moments of Love Island 2019. 

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