The Irish rugby player, 24, and Newcastle beauty, 21, found themselves up against Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury for the £50,000 prize.
Yet when host
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‘Amused’: Love Island fans were left amused by Maura Higgins on Monday’s final episode after her ‘savage’ reaction to Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea winning the series
And the scenes didn’t go unnoticed by show watchers at home who flocked to Twitter to share their amusement over her ‘savage’ face.
One person said: ‘Sorry but is Maura the only one who doesn’t look happy for amber and Greg?? #LoveIsland.’
A different account put: ‘Maura’s face when Greg n Amber announced the winners “f**k me” #priceless #LoveIsland.’
Winners: The Irish rugby player, 24, and Newcastle beauty, 21, found themselves up against Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury for the £50,000 prize (Amber and Greg pictured)
Reaction: Yet when host Caroline Flack announced that Amber and Greg were the winners, Maura couldn’t hide her reaction as she looked around stunned at her fellow Islanders
Another show watcher commented: ‘Did anyone else notice how maura was fuming when greg and amber won aha #LoveIsland.’
While a different account added: ‘Anyone else see Maura’s face when amber and Greg won she didn’t look to impressed #LoveIsland.’
Maura and her partner Curtis Pritchard finished in fourth place on Monday’s Love Island final with the Irish model looking ‘fuming’ over her last place position.
During their exit interview, she said: ‘Can’t believe we came that far really…’
Reaction: The scenes didn’t go unnoticed by show watchers at home who flocked to Twitter to share their amusement over her ‘savage’ face
While Curtis added: ‘Highs, lows, a lot of emotion, learnt a lot about myself, you’ve got to always be 100% true to yourself, if something feels wrong, gut feelings, instant, go with it – a little bit.’
Curtis brutally dumped his former half-girlfriend Amy Hart halfway through the series after his head was turned by Jourdan Riane in Casa Amor, he quickly moved on with Maura.
He said: ‘If I’m in a relationship, I’ve only had one before, my head doesn’t get turned, I don’t do stuff like that. Me and Amy were there from beginning. We were in this bubble where everything was amazing, fabulous, she’s an amazing girl.
‘Fuming?’: Maura and her partner Curtis Pritchard finished in fourth place on Monday’s Love Island final with the Irish model looking ‘fuming’ over her last place position
Candid: During their exit interview with Caroline Flack, she said: ‘Can’t believe we came that far really…’
Moving on: Curtis brutally dumped his former half-girlfriend Amy Hart halfway through the series after his head was turned by Jourdan in Casa Amor, he quickly moved on with Maura
‘We got crowded by this bubble, didn’t realise there was stuff , then Casa Amor happened, I could not lie about Amy, could not lie, just be truthful, hard to do, horrible to do, had to.’
Caroline then asked whether Maura always fancied Curtis, to which she said: ‘I would have gone for Curtis, he was already with Amy, I didn’t want to tread on anyone’s toes…
‘I obviously wasn’t going to do anything about it. Then that happened [their split], so yeah, I made a beeline for him straightaway.’
Interview: She added: ‘I obviously wasn’t going to do anything about it. Then that happened [their split], so yeah, I made a beeline for him straightaway.’ (pictured with fellow finalists)
LOVE ISLAND FINALISTS 2019: THE COUPLES AND THEIR ROAD TO ROMANCE
Island sweethearts: Amber battled through a doomed dalliance with Michael to find solace in the arms of Greg
AMBER GILL & GREG O SHEA
The path to happiness was a rocky one for Amber, who is the only Islander to have remained in the villa from the start.
She was initially paired with Callum – who was the first boy to be dumped from the series just five days in. This led to a platonic coupling with Anton.
Michael – a fellow original – then told Amber he had feelings for her and they coupled up. But when Amber was whisked away to Casa Amor, Michael’s head was turned by Joanna. When Amber returned to the main villa, Michael had re-coupled. Amber was left single once again. She told Michael she still liked him, but he rejected her advances.
Later, in a shock dumping, Joanna was sent home alone, leaving Michael single again – and conveniently interested in Amber once more. It was at this point Greg was sent in.
Amber enjoyed a date with the rugby pro and was tasked with choosing between him and Michael, ultimately choosing Greg. Michael ended up being voted out.
Since this, Greg and Amber have become close. They survived the final dumping and odds then plummeted on them scooping the prize.
INDIA REYNOLDS & OVIE SOKO
Both India and Ovie were late arrivals to the villa.
Ovie came first, appearing in Casa Amor and turning Anna’s head, who had left Jordan behind in the main villa.
Anna was wooed by Ovie and she decided to re-couple with him. They returned to the main villa together which left Jordan single as a result.
Fans immediately took a liking to Ovie, but felt sorry for Jordan at the same time, who was sure to let Anna know he wanted her back.
This worked; Anna ended up re-coupling with Jordan again – only for him later to ask her to be his girlfriend but then change his mind a day later. They were booted form the series, having broken up, last week.
India had arrived in the meantime and been sent on a date with Chris, but it was Ovie she had her eye on. Ovie, who had by this time found himself in a platonic coupling with Amber, began to like India as well, and the two ended up as a final coupling, sailing through to the final.
But fans called for Ovie to win on his own, as it’s been suggested that India’s short time in the villa hasn’t allowed viewers the chance to warm to her.
Solo effort? Fans have said Ovie should win on his own
Too obvious? Tommy and Molly-Mae are considered the favourites
MOLLY-MAE HAGUE & TOMMY FURY
Boxer Tommy and ‘influencer’ Molly-Mae were widely considered to be the favourtites to scoop the £50k prize.
They have been coupled up the longest of all the final couples and have mostly been exclusive to one another while in the villa. They are also the only boyfriend/girlfriend pairing and have said ‘I love you’ to each other.
But their romance has not been without it’s issues.
Tommy was initially interested in former-Islander Lucie, and was trying to sway her away from previous contestant Joe. Lucie’s head nearly turned but ultimately she went for Joe.
Molly-Mae then entered the villa and picked Tommy for a Jacuzzi date. He instantly took a liking to her and they coupled up.
Molly-Mae, however, had her doubts about the hunk. But Maura then entered the villa with her sights on Tommy, which made Molly-Mae realise she liked him after all.
Despite some casual flirting with Maura, Tommy chose Molly-Mae. They have been coupled up ever since, with Lucie seen pining for Tommy on the sidelines before she too was dumped from the show.
MAURA HIGGINS & CURTIS PRITCHARD
Curtis arrived a day after everyone else, alongside Tommy, and caught the eye of Amy. The pair coupled up and were the most solid couple of the show for the first half of the series, branding each other ‘half-boyfriend and half-girlfriend’.
But a spanner was thrown into the works when the girls left for Casa Amor. While Amy waited for Curtis, his interest was piqued by newcomer Jourdan, despite her showing no romantic interest in him.
Jourdan paired up with Danny. Curtis remained coupled up with Amy, who returned to the villa to tell him she loved him. This, however, was ruined when Curtis broke up with her, causing her to go home, devastated.
At this point, Maura – who had previously been interested in Tommy, Tom and Marvin – decided she would go after the ballroom pro.
The pair then coupled up and have been together since, despite suffering occasional tiffs and fans not being convinced it’s genuine. Even Maura’s mother seemed unimpressed by Curtis when she visited the villa in the ‘meet the family’ episode on Sunday night.
Fake? Viewers – and Curtis and Maura’s own parents – don’t seem convinced by this coupling