Love Island viewers celebrate as ‘snooze fest’ All Stars season crowns winners

Maya Jama
Maya Jama excitedly revealed the winner of the first Love Island series (Picture: Shutterstock)

For the final episode of the first-ever Love Island All Stars, host Maya Jama took viewers on an hour-and-a-half live adventure to crown the winners.

The 29-year-old presenter looked glamourous as ever in a 60s-inspired bouncing ponytail and chic black backless — and sideless — floor-length dress.

The show was packed with returning islanders and plenty of series throwback moments, before eventually crowning Molly Smith and Tom Clare as winners.

Missing out on the £50,000 cash prize were Toby Aromolaran and Georgia Steel, who recently came under fire by Katie Price of all people.

Also leaving without the cash but with a new flame were bombshells Callum Jones and Jess Gale, Georgia Harrison and Anton Danyluk, Sophie Piper and Josh Ritchie.

In a surprising moment, both Molly and Callum landed in the top two having dated in the first episodes and had a relationship before heading to the villa.

Jess Gale, Callum Jones, Molly Smith and Tom Clare
The final two saw an awkward reunion of two exes (Picture: Shutterstock)
Callum Jones and Jess Gale pose in front of heart on Love Island
Callum Jones and Jess Gale had been fan favourites to win the season (Picture: Shutterstock)
Molly Smith and Tom Clare
The pair just missed out on the prize to Molly Smith and Tom Clare (Picture: Shutterstock)

Chatting to the final two Maya mentioned her ‘ex’ who she’s recently got back together with, none other than Stormzy, with the cast erupting into applause.

‘Exes can be friends as well, it is possible, clearly,’ Maya said to Molly and Callum who defended their friendship, which time in the villa helped to shape.

The runners-up gave massive applause and hugs to the winners in a sweet moment, with the entire cast rushing over to celebrate with the couple.

Third place went to Sophie and Josh, who started their relationship with a little bit of a love triangle but said it had been ‘exciting’ together since.

She was discussing how she couldn’t wait for her family to meet Josh, although admitted this had the extra pressure of her famous sister and brother-in-law Rochelle and Marvin Humes.

After the first public vote closed, Georgia H and Anton took a bow for fifth place with fans voicing scepticism at the longevity of their relationship.

Georgia had previously said Anton gave her ‘the ick’ but explained they got over it by getting to know each other better.

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Josh Ritchie and Sophie Piper pose in front of heart on Love Island
Third place went to Josh Ritchie and Sophie Piper (Picture: Shutterstock)
Georgia Harrison and Anton Danyluk
Landing in fifth place were Anton Danyluk and Georgia Harrison (Picture: Shutterstock)
Anton Danyluk, Georgia Harrison and Maya Jama hug on exit of love island
The pair appeared to have a slight tense moment while being interviewed by Maya (Picture: Shutterstock)

Things got a little tense as the couple had a mini spat with Anton saying she was ‘heartbroken’ when she entered the villa as Maya tried to get the exit interview back on track.

Fourth place went to Georgia S and Toby, who said he was just ‘happy’ to be there before explaining the pair were waiting to meet family before calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend.

She said they were ‘stronger’ this time after Toby’s ‘locked in’ term was finally explained.

The final couples were treated to a surprise gig by Ella Henderson, saying how ‘insane’ it was to be in the villa before bursting into a rendition of top track Ghost.

Georgia Steel & Toby Aromolaran
Georgia Steel and Toby Aromolaran finally explained the term ‘locked in’ (Picture: Shutterstock)
Maya Jama, Molly Smith and Tom Clare react to winners
Molly couldn’t believe the good news(Picture: Shutterstock)
Maya Jama
Maya looked gorgeous as always as she hosted the long finale (Picture: Shutterstock)

Rocking a pink and red silky suit, the 28-year-old singer grinned at the finalists and joked: ‘I love you all… especially you, Anton.’

Despite a cast of returning characters, this series has failed to impress fans, with an average of 500,000 viewers per episode compared to 1.2 million at the peak of the launch show.

‘So the final is 1 and a half hours, it really better give cos the whole season has been a complete snooze fest,’ complained @bratzbaee.

Ross Kiernan added: ‘No seriously thank god its the final i don’t think i’ve it in me to watch another season.’

‘Anyone else just not bothered who wins this?!’ shared @PrincessSiobhan.

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