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Hi guys, it's Olivia Attwood here with my final Love Island column of the series – I can't believe it's over! I think Millie Court and Liam Reardon were the deserving winners. Towards the end Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran were my favourites but I did think Millie and Liam would win so I'm happy with that.
All of the finalists placed where I had anticipated. I feel like I should have put some money on it, that is exactly how I called it!
I feel like, based on how they seem together, they've got the best chance of staying together out of all the couples, but it is very different when you're on the outside. I thought it was quite cute when he asked her to be his girlfriend. I'm a little bit cringed out by things like that so I think I would have found it a bit cringe if it was me but I think they're both quite mushy so it was nice.
One thing that should be changed about the final is the split or steal twist at the end. It's something that isn't discussed all series and the temptation just isn't high enough. I don't know how it could be changed but it needs to be something that's not such an easy decision to make. It needs to be more tempting, maybe you can either take the money for yourself or get no money at all.
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It's just super predictable as it is and, unless you get a real villain, it's not going to happen. £25,000 is a hell of a lot of money but, with the money that's available to be made after the final, you're never going to let the public hate you for that amount, it's not £1,000,000.
It's hard to predict which couples are going to last longer than who and nobody in particular jumps out to me as the first to split but I do think Chloe and Toby and Faye Winter and Teddy Soares might face the same issues that Chris Hughes and I did. Toby is a bit younger and still lives at home, Chloe is more worldly and a city girl.
With Teddy and Faye, they're quite different in terms of their likes and I can imagine their friendship groups are quite different. When you've been in the villa and don't have to think of those things, it's a lot easier. Then coming out and realising how different your lives actually are, the strain can be quite heavy, Chris and I felt that very quickly. It doesn't mean those couples won't work, it just might be a bit more difficult.
I think Chloe and Toby could be the breakout stars of this series, there's so much personality between them. If I was casting a chat show, they're the people I would book because they've good value. I think Millie will do well. She will absolutely kill it with the fashion stuff, she's super stylish and likeable.
There's no reason why Liberty Poole can't become a star but I think there'll be a lot of competition this year as the girls are all quite similar and people get quite infatuated with the final four couples. It might inhibit her a little bit that she wasn't there. I met her at Aftersun at the weekend, she's really sweet.
I don't think there's any way back for her and Jake Cornish. At Aftersun, I didn't see her look at him once. I think she's thinking this guy has strung me along for the whole journey and I've had to leave early as a consequence.
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I feel quite sorry for Jake because he got himself so far down the path that he couldn't back out and backed himself against a wall. He's just not into her like that but he doesn't feel comfortable enough to come out and say it because people have been so team Liberty. From what I see the whole thing is dead in the water but you never know, stranger things have happened.
Looking back on the series, my favourite moment is always the Casa Amor recoupling, it's just iconic. You're watching through your hands but you can't look away, in an evil way it is always the best episode. Bringing Lillie Haynes back to say her piece was brilliant.
Movie night as a whole was brilliant, it was such a good challenge to bring in. I think it was a nice way to take away the tweet challenge and other stuff that we had to endure on my series to protect their mental health and show them what they've said about each other, not having them worry about what the public think of them. It was such a good way of protecting their mental health but still providing entertainment. Everyone should be held accountable for what they said in there.
I think Abigail Rawlings deserved better from this series. She was so nice but just didn't have any luck with any of the situations she found herself in. But on the whole, I think the right people always make the final, it's just fate.
The advice I would give to the Islanders as they step out into this new world is so cliché, but you just have to enjoy every moment because it goes so quickly. Don't say yes to everything, they're going to want to be everywhere doing everything but it's important to try and have days with your family and alone as a couple.
Good management is key, don't believe anyone that tells you everything you want to hear, be savvy. Think before signing anything and just have fun and stay true to yourself. It's a really intense couple of weeks but ITV do a good job of looking after the finalists, they'll be by their side exclusively for the next few weeks.
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