Love Island voting explained as fans prepare for the season finale
The eighth series of Love Island is coming to an end with the final episode scheduled for tonight – Monday 1 August. This means that it is finally time for Laura Whitmore to enter the villa and reveal which couple has triumphed.
This year a fresh set of catchphrases (“liyaaaaar”) have been coined, along with some genuinely extraordinary moments of dialogue (“I licked her tit… or whatever”).
Only four couples have made it through to the final stage, having navigated rounds of voting, tricks and tests, and bitter recouplings. These couples will be relying on the public vote to win tonight.
Here’s everything you need to know…
How can I vote on Love Island?
You can vote for contestants during Love Island 2021 by downloading the Love Island app for iOS (iOS 9+ or later) or Android (Android 4.4.x or later) on your smartphone.
Once the app has been downloaded, open it up and a vote icon will appear on the bottom of the screen.
Voting will take place during the Love Island final, before host Laura Whitmore will reveal the winner live on air.
When a the final vote has been launched, a new vote event will automatically appear in the app at the bottom of the screen, prompting you to cast a vote.
It’s free to vote via the app. Data charges may apply, so check with your network provider for details.
What time is the Love Island 2022 final?
The final of the 2022 series of Love Island starts at 9pm on Monday 1 August on ITV2, with the special extended live episode lasting until 10.35pm.
You can watch live or on catch up online via the ITV Hub, which you can access on your phone, tablet, computer, Xbox and PlayStation consoles.
It means that the latest series will span 49 episodes – just like the previous three summer editions – along with eight episodes of Love Island: Aftersun on Saturday evenings.
Who will the Love Island finalists be?
There are just four couples remaining for Monday night’s grand finale:
The unlucky contestants who just missed out on a shot at the big prize were Paige Thorne and returning bombshell Adam Collard, with the couple facing the axe on Sunday night’s episode.
It came the evening after the remaining islanders received a visit from their loved ones in the much-anticipated “meet the parents” episode.
After her departure was announced, Thorne said she “definitely made lifelong friends” during the process, and that she was “so grateful” for her time in the villa, which was “mostly highs”.
When asked if she was disappointed to miss the final, she said: “Absolutely not, I went in there wanting to find friendships and a great connection and I came out with both.”
Collard, who came back to the villa after a controversial stint in 2018, described his return as “nerve wracking,” but said he was “buzzing to go in”.
He added: “As soon as it got a couple of hours in the boys were class and really welcoming and it was just exciting.”