He finished third with girlfriend India Pollack at this year’s Love Island.
But before leaving the villa, Demi Hope brought tears to her eyes as she overheard a speech by Luca Bisch, boyfriend of fellow contestant Gemma Owen.
The 26-year-old struggled to control her emotions this time around, as fans took to Twitter with a fan questioning why Gemma’s ‘dry’ speech brought her to tears.
Love Island 2022 Finals: Demi Hope has tears in her eyes as she hears fellow contestant Gemma Owen’s speech to Luca Bish on Monday.
Gemma stood up to her fellow islanders and said to Luca: ‘You’ve really brought out a little softer side in me too, though I know I can be hard at times’.
As Dami wiped the tears from her eyes, she continued: ‘We’ve talked and made a lot of plans already and I’m really excited to do them outside, so bring your next chapter.’
He ended the speech by saying: ‘Small but sweet’ as the music swelled and he and Luca looked at Dami and India, who both approved.
Sweet: Gemma stood up to her fellow islanders and said to Luca: ‘You’ve really brought out a little softer side in me too, though I know I can be hard at times’
Tears: As Dami wiped the tears from her eyes, she continued: ‘We’ve talked and made a lot of plans already and I’m really excited to do them externally, so bring your next chapter’
Many viewers couldn’t believe that Dami’s tears were real after her ongoing difficulties with Gemma.
One wrote: ‘U guys’ [who believed his tears were real] confused F. Dami weeps with tears of joy knowing that she doesn’t have to hear from Gemma again after this night’.
While another said: Gemma was your speech *** babes… how is Dami crying?’ Together with ‘Why is Dami crying for Mani and Luka?’.
Unrelated: The 26-year-old was struggling to control his emotions this time around, as fans announced on Twitter that he was actually crying ‘tears of joy’ because he’ll never have to see Gemma again
While a viewer wrote: ‘Dami is not crying over the most ridiculous dry speech ever’. After that: ‘Get them off my screen – Dammy why are you crying?’.
Another commented: ‘Dami was crying out for the couple she considered the least compatible’.
Later in the evening Ekin-su and David were crowned the winners of Love Island 2022 and the £50,000 prize money was divided.
Joker: Viewers share memes and gifs mocking the situation
The pair overtook Gemma and Luca, who were awarded second place and missed out on the money, with the owners deciding to eliminate the ‘split or steal’ twist that usually comes at the end.
In previous years, winners have chosen an envelope containing either the prize money or nothing attached, giving one person £50,000 with the option to split or steal the cash.
This year, host Laura Whitmore announced that they would automatically share the money as producers chose to end the tradition that series one has followed.
Your success! Ekin-su and David have won Love Island 2022
As soon as the news was announced, an emotional Akin-su jumped into her boyfriend’s arms celebrating his victory and a speechless David said he ‘can’t believe it’.
Reflecting on his own experience, David said: ‘I didn’t expect it in the beginning – I’m with my other half it’s like a dream now!’
Earlier in the program, Indiyah and Dami were awarded third place in the dating program ahead of Tasha and Andrew, who finished narrowly behind them in fourth place.
Almost… but not enough! The pair were overtaken by Gemma and Luca, who were awarded second place and missed out on the £50,000 cash prize, with the owners deciding to eliminate the ‘split or steal’ twist that usually comes at the end. .
Love Island: Indiyah and Dami are awarded third place on Love Island 2022, ahead of Tasha and Andrew, who are far behind them in fourth place.
Four couples gathered at the Villa Garden for the live finale, hosted by Laura Whitmore, as viewers waited to discover the winners after eight weeks of the ITV2 dating show.
Laura announced that the couple had moved up to fourth place, as Tasha revealed that she was happy to make the finals with her boyfriend Andrew.
Discussing his experience, Andrew said: ‘It was hard for me, it was clear that I liked Tasha. When Casa Girls came – it was tough but I had to open myself up and see if there was another connection. But it was still Tasha.’
Sealed with a Kiss: As soon as the news was announced, the emotional Akin-su jumped into her boyfriend’s arms celebrating his victory and the speechless David said he ‘can’t believe it’
Love Island 2022: Meet the contestants
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘I can’t find any in Swansea.
‘I don’t want to swipe. So, hopefully they can come to me right now!
‘I came out of a relationship and that’s all I did with people. Then I was like, ‘Okay, I’m bored now’
Name: indiah pollack
Business: hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s hard enough to date without being influenced by social media and things like that.
‘Love Island is a great place to get to know someone face to face.
‘I don’t think I’ve ever been out with two people who are quite similar.’
Name: Tasha Gauri
Business: model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ,My dating life has been full of ups and downs.
‘This is my opportunity to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time.
‘I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I am 23 now so I am ready to get to know someone and travel with them.
Name: Gemma Owen
Business: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ,I’m ready to find love, I really want to have a fun summer.
‘I’d say I’m fun, flirty, and furious. I think I am good at giving advice, I am a good person to talk to, I am very honest.
‘If I want the same guy, I’ll do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Business: real estate agent
Who is their type on paper? ,I am very loyal when I am with someone.
‘I am a good lover because when I am with someone I am there for them.
‘I’m actually single once, so I thought why not? This is the best time to try it.’
Name: ekin-su kulkuloglu
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m pretty picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains!
‘I’m looking for someone who’s smart enough to have a good conversation. Nothing like arrogance!’
Name: dami hope
Business: senior microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will talk to different girls, it may not be okay with some.
‘When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
‘I’m an Aries but I’m very emotional – I always put that person first. I am really good at being in a team.
Name: David Sanclimenti
place: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Business: business owner
Who is their type on paper? ,A lot of English girls really love me.
‘They like to be around me and I love being around them. I want to find my soul mate.
‘Find my person so that I can really build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ,
Name: Luka Bisho
Who is their type on paper? ,I like to meet girls outside and around. I think it’s not that easy when you go looking for it, it looks like you’re so desperate for it.
‘If I Think You’re The One Or I Like You, I’ll Take You On A Date But Besides, If We Talk And I Don’t Like Where This Is Going – Then I Won’t Throw Dates .’
Name: Adam Collard
Business: personal trainer
Why Love Island and why now? ‘I’m going to flap some wings when I go in.’