Millie Court and Liam Reardon (L) won the series ahead of couples like Faye Winter and Teddy Soares (Picture: ITV)
The Love Island final saw Millie Court and Liam Reardon crowned the winners of the 2021 series after winning fans with their romance.
Despite their rocky journey, many are convinced they’ve got what it takes to go the distance, while others aren’t as sure, instead favouring the likes of Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran, who came second.
Match’s dating expert, Hayley Quinn, has weighed in on the relationships based on what we’ve seen from the last eight weeks and she’s firmly team Millie and Liam.
Chatting to Metro.co.uk, she explained that they’re a natural successor to Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury as a Love Island power couple, while Chloe and Toby’s fun relationship is also a great sign for the runners-up.
Meanwhile, when it comes to other couples like Faye Winter and Teddy Soares and Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank, she’s worried that the media attention might put too much pressure on their newfound romance.
Millie and Liam
Liam and Millie were crowned the winners (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV)
‘Millie and Liam have also faced a lot of challenges in the villa, particularly during a touch-and-go trip to Casa Amor where Liam felt a strong attraction to Lillie [Haynes],’ Hayley explained.
‘However, Liam has seemed sincere in his (plentiful) apologies and genuinely attached to his ‘Millie Moo’. Most of the public were relieved to see Liam eventually crawl out of the dog house and back into Millie’s life.
‘Liam is a man of few words, and has found a great counterpart in bubbly, flirty Millie. This couple has beautiful chemistry that watches like a scene from a romcom.
‘They’d be my predicted couple that lasts in the outside world, who we’ll see moonlighting on each other’s Instagram for a long time to come. Molly-Mae and Tommy Fury stand aside!’
Chloe and Toby
Chloe and Toby had fans in stitches throughout the series (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV)
‘Chloe and Toby have been on a rollercoaster in the villa, with Toby’s head being turned more times than a merry-go-round,’ Hayley added.
‘Despite most of the country being left aghast at Toby’s behaviour in Casa Amor, the couple do have some redeeming features. They argue, but in a way that feels authentic to their feelings. Chloe is very direct, and we’ve seen Toby go through an education of how to have a relationship within the villa, showing true personal growth.
‘On the outside, this pair could flourish. Their relationship has a solid basis of fun, so expect to see them hitting the party scene hard as a duo.
‘They are both as bad as each other in some ways, which makes them an uncannily good match. In the very long run, perhaps this relationship doesn’t have the maturity or stoicism to end up at the altar, but they’ll probably have a lot of fun on the way.’
Kaz and Tyler
Kaz and Tyler have gone from strength to strength since reuniting after Casa Amor (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV)
Hayley pointed out: ‘Kaz and Tyler had an immediate connection when he walked into the villa.
‘Most of the public thought, “Here’s the man that’s meant for Kaz” and there’s little doubt that she had a huge attraction to him – an attraction that was strong enough to see her overlook his behaviour in Casa Amor, and welcome him back into her life.
‘As the couples walk into the outside world as instant celebrities, there will be far more temptation than a few days at Casa Amor. Leopards can change their spots, but will smooth talking Tyler, who recently glossed over the commitment topic on a romantic date with Kaz, really be ready to change his?
‘My prediction is that Tyler will ride out the high of the relationship on the outside, then jump ship when the party fades.’
Faye and Teddy
Faye and Teddy definitely had their ups and downs (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
‘Faye and Teddy have had a volatile relationship in the villa, driven in part by Faye’s inability to trust and the pair’s angry outbursts,’ Hayley recalled.
‘Once they leave the villa this may be exacerbated by physical distance and the huge influx of attention they’ll both receive as ex-islanders. Will Faye balk if Teddy attends a party solo? Or will the connection they’ve established within the villa be enough to sustain their sense of being teammates within their partnership?
‘Teddy certainly seems to maintain a cool, calm and collected attitude to balance Faye’s temper, which shows he may be genuinely relationship orientated.
‘However, their time in the villa shows that Faye has the ability to self-sabotage, and my concern would be that the media attention and scrutiny from the outside world will send this relationship to breaking point again.’
Millie and Liam were announced the winners of Love Island 2021 in the highly-anticipated final, hosted by Laura Whitmore.
They also made their relationship official, with Liam asking Millie to be his girlfriend live on air.
However, Laura didn’t let him off the hook too easily after he got cosy with bombshell Lillie in Casa Amor.
During their chat with Laura, Millie admitted that she was ‘prepared for him to come back with someone else’, before out that ‘the worst’ had occurred behind her back.
When Laura acknowledged that Liam ‘didn’t really have much of a chance to talk to Millie after coming back from Casa Amor’, the presenter asked what his plan would have been if Lillie hadn’t made her shock entrance.
‘Immediately after the firepit, I would have pulled Millie straight away and told her everything straight away,’ he replied.
Liam added that the situation was ‘probably made a lot worse’ when Lillie appeared, describing the turn of events as ‘not ideal’.
Love Island is available to watch on catch-up on ITV Hub.