What Love Island winners REALLY get given as well as £50k prize

It’s alright for some…

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by Nathan Katnoria |

Just imagine winning Love Island. Not only have you potentially found the love of your life – and it DOES happen, just look at series two’s Cara de la Hoyde and Nathan Massey – but you also bag half of the £50,0000 prize money and instantly become one of the most famous people in Great Britain.

And that’s before we even get started on the career opportunities. Kem Cetinay has basically become a permanent fixture on our TV screens since winning the show back in 2017, while Dani Dyer’s released multiple clothing collections with InTheStyle and Amber Davies has gone on to become a West End star. 2019 winner Greg O’Shea even took part in the Olympics.

But it turns out there are also some hidden perks of winning Love Island as Amber Gill – who won the show with Greg three years ago – revealed last year.

Love Island winners prize
greg and amber in 2019 ©© ITV Pictures

Taking part in Closer’s Love Island Secrets with BFF Anna Vakili, Amber let slip that the winners of the show get given a special package full of goodies that none of the other Islanders receive.

When asked if the Islanders get to keep the photos they take on their phones during their time in the villa, the Geordie lass explained, “I actually got a lot of the photos that we took because I got my Samsung phone after I finished.

“I got loads of gifts as a winner pack and I got one of the phones which had the pictures that we took.”

WATCH: Amber and Anna spill all the behind-the-scenes tea in Closer's Love Island Secrets

So, what else is included in this exclusive pack then?

“Loads of things… I got a cute little Polaroid camera. I got loads of nice things, cakes and flowers,” Amber added.

Well, as Anna put it, “It’s alright for some init.”

With less than a week to go until the Love Island 2022 final (yes, we're devastated too), one of this year's couples will be walking away with the prizes. Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti are the current favourites but Paige Thorne and returning Islander Adam Collard are hot on their heels.

CHECK OUT: Love Island winners - where are they now?

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2005 - Celebrity Love Island - Jayne Middlemiss

TV presenter and model Jayne Middlemiss was the first person to win Celebrity Love Island, alongside Fran Cosgrave. Nothing happened between the pair when they left the villa, with Jayne continuing with work in TV, including shows such as Celebrity Masterchef and Pointless. She's now a radio presenter!

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