EXCLUSIVE! Paige Turley and Finn Tapp’s relationship timeline (with secrets from the villa 🤫)

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by Lucy Smith |

We love Paige Turley and Finn Tapp. They won the hearts of the nation on Love Island 2020 and they're still firm fan favourites over a year later.

Seriously, from teasing proposals to adorable anniversary tributes (can you believe it's already been a year?), these two are couple GOALS.

So, what with Love Island 2021 in full swing, we thought we'd take a look back through our number one duo's romantic timeline.

And, because we're just that great, we even managed to sit down with the couple themselves to have a chit chat about all things Love Island (and they spilled some top secret info, too...).

Without further ado, we present, Paige and Finn's definitive relationship timeline...

CHECK OUT: Paige Turley and Finn Tapp's relationship timeline - from Love Island to Manchester

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Paige Turley and Finn Tapp's relationship timeline

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Before Love Island, Paige had dated pop singer Lewis Capaldi when she was 17/18. She claimed that the relationship ended amicably, though it is rumoured that the blonde bombshell is the subject of the singer's hit, Hold Me While You Wait.

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Before Love Island, Finn had been in a two year relationship with ex Charlotte Kirkup. The pair travelled to Ibiza together and an insider revealed that the break up was "very recent" around the time Finley was travelling to South Africa.

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As one of the original Love Islanders, Paige entered the villa on day one and, in the first coupling, chose millionaire heartthrob Ollie Williams......But it wasn't meant to be and, after Ollie's head was turned by fellow Islander Siannise Fudge, the couple ended up in a heated row.

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On day three, Ollie left the villa after revealing that he still "[loves] someone else," leaving Paige single and ready to mingle.

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On day five, Finley entered the villa alongside fellow hottie Connagh Howard.

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After being asked to choose two girls to go on a date with, Finn picked Paige and Siannise. Since the series finished filming, Finn has revealed that he was trying to "graft Paige" from the first date.

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On day six, the first recoupling was held and after their successful date, Finn chose Paige.

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On day seven, the first couple's challenge - Knowing Me, Knowing You - was held and with their identical answers, Paige and Finn were crowned the winners.

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Later that night, the couple shared their first smooch ❤ufe0f.

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By day 18, the couple were voted to spend a night in the hideaway. Viewers didn't see any, err, funny business, but the couple confirmed after leaving the villa that, in fact, they did at one point sleep together.

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As the competition went on, Paige and Finn's relationship stayed strong and, of course, Finley picked her in the Snog, Marry, Pie challenge.

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When the guys and gals were separated on day 23, Finn was sent to Casa Amor while Paige remained at the original villa.With a whole host of new singles, their relationship was tested...

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After returning to the villa for the post-Casa Amor recoupling, Finn stayed true to Paige, and the pair remained a couple.

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After surviving the Casa Amor test, Finn then asked Paige to be his girlfriend, and she said YES ❤ufe0f.

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After their relationship became official, fans became convinced that the boys' food code meant that Paige and Finn had 'done bits. Speaking to heat, the couple since revealed that the Love Island cast are actually allowed takeaways in the villa. Sorry, what? As if they don't already have it MADE (literally...by ITV ud83dude02). Finn said, "When there was maybe a night where there wasn't too much going on, we'd grab one.""It was always a Saturday night," Paige cut in, "because of the way that filming fell."

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Ahead of the live final - with just Siannise and Luke T, Demi and Luke M, and Jess and Ched left - Paige and Finn celebrated getting so far... if you know what we mean ud83dudc40.

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In the live final, Paige and Finn were crowned the Love Island 2020 winners, and the pair looked elated as Paige decided to split the prize money with her boyfriend.

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After returning to the UK, Paige and Finn went on their first real date.

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When the UK plunged into lockdown on 24 March, Finn moved into Paige's family home in West Lothian, Scotland.

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By June, the couple had moved into their own plush Manchester apartment together.

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And, one year on from their original Love Island stint, Paige celebrated the couple's anniversary on her Instagram, writing, "One whole year of Polaroid fun with you.. ud83dude3b."You deserve a medal for putting up with me at the best of times.. through a pandemic is really something else!! Here's to lots more Polaroid memories with you ud83dude18ud83dudc93".You guysss ud83dude0d.

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Paige and Finn met on Love Island 2020, with Finn a walk-in contestant and Paige one of the original cast. ©ITV

We've always had a little inkling that producers had a helping hand in the show's storylines and, from the sounds of it, we weren't far off.

Asking if they'd ever hide in the bushes (ya never know), Paige told us, "Not in the bushes, as such, but there's definitely producers always around."

Finn continued, "They never ever tell you what to say, they'll sort of just encourage you.

"At the end of the day, there's got to be storylines, and I think if it was a case of 15 people just let loose in a villa, nothing would get done."

"They'll encourage you, if you're feeling a certain type of way, to explore that," added Paige.

And that's the tea, folks.

Basically ever since they left the Love Island villa as winners, fans have been left wondering when Finn is going to pop the question and propose to Paige and we did get a proposal (sort of) when they couple appeared on heat's Under the Duvet with VOXI in February 2020.

When asked who’s most likely to propose, Finn responded by popping the question there and then. Okay, he might have only been joking around but the former footballer did open up about plans to make Paige Mrs Tapp one day as said they're "Love Island's forever couple". Aww.

Finn kept his cards close to his chest when asked how he would propose for real but teased, “I've got something up my sleeve for that.”

When they appeared on Under the Duvet with VOXI again over a year later in July 2021, Paige told us, “I feel like we’ve been engaged a few times." Host Chris Taylor then chimed in, “If you do it five times it becomes real,” to which Finn replied, “We’re down to four or five, so the next one is the real one.”

He added, "What we’ve said is that now we’re out of lockdown, we can live life a bit. So, we’re going to live life a bit and see what happens."

So what would Paige and Finn's ideal wedding be like? Well, speaking with fans on an IG live Q&A last April, Paige said, “I keep saying we’re getting married in the Maldives. I’m having two wedding dresses. [Finn’s] like, ‘Do I need to be in a kilt?’ [and] I’m like, ‘Yeah that’s a Scottish wedding’.”

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