Who won Winter Love Island 2023? Victorious couple make ITV history

25 May 2023, 10:11

Kai and Sanam win Love Island 2023

Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

Who won winter Love Island 2023? Take a look back at finale night as ITV bosses confirm the return of summer Love Island with presenter Maya Jama.

The Love Island winter 2023 final in March didn’t disappoint, with four couples battling it out to win £50,000 to share between them with the winners eventually making history for the show.

With plenty of cute moments during the last episode between Samie Elishi and Tom Clare, Tanya Mahenga and Shaq Muhammad, Sanam Harrinanan and Kai Fagan and Lana Jenkins and Ron Hall, it was a finale that brought up plenty of emotions.

As the pairs took part in the winter ball, they received dance lessons and dressed up to the nines in gorgeous outfits before the remaining couples then took it in turns to confess their undying love for each other.

But now, as ITV bosses and Love Island producers confirm the start date for the summer show, we take a quick look back at who won.

Ron Hall, Lana Jenkins, Kai Fagan and Sanam holding gold champagne glasses on the Love Island final
The final of Love Island winter 2023 have been revealed. Picture: ITV

Who won Love Island winter 2023?

Sanam Harrinanan and Kai Fagan were announced as the Winter Love Island 2023 winners and split the £50,000 cash prize between them.

And now Love Island voting results have revealed the couple won by a long shot, a clear favourite among the finalists.

This is the first time a Love Island Casa Amor bombshell has ever won the show and will set the 'precedent for future series'.

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Since leaving the villa, both Kai and Sanam have remained a strong couple. They had to give up their day jobs and have promised to continue on their path of becoming positive role models for young people - even doing plenty of charity work.

In second place came Lana Jenkins and Ron Hall, Samie Elishi and Tom Clare were in third place, while Tanya Mahenga and Shaq Muhammad came in fourth.

Before the 2023 Love Island winners were announced, the girls spent a day pampering at the spa and the boys got ready for their last evening in the villa.

During the final vows, Sanam told Kai: "You charmed me with your smile and melted me with your warm brown eyes.

Kai and Sanam were crowned Love Island winners 2023
Kai and Sanam were crowned Love Island winners 2023. Picture: ITV

“I was hooked by your intelligence, values, kindness and you always manage to make me laugh. You’ve made me realise my worth and I can’t wait for us to one day be official."

Kai told her: "My time here has been a dream since I met you. Sanam, you’re one of a kind and I’m so happy to have you in my life because I adore you and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us."

Lana told Ron he had been ‘missing’ from her life, while Ron called his girlfriend an ‘angel’ who had ‘never put a foot wrong’ since he’d known her.

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