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25 July 2017

Love Island stars mobbed at Stansted airport as they lap up their first taste of fame after arriving back home

LOVE Island’s final four couples received a rapturous hero’s welcome as they returned home to the UK.

The stars of the ITV2 show were mobbed by friends, family and admiring fans as they arrived back at Stansted Airport following a morning flight from Mallorca.

Kem Cetinay was swamped by pals after touching down at Stansted Airport on Tuesday
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Kem Cetinay was swamped by pals after touching down at Stansted Airport on Tuesday[/caption]

Kem's girlfriend Amber Davies got an equally warm welcome from her loved ones
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Kem’s girlfriend Amber Davies got an equally warm welcome from her loved ones[/caption]

Jamie Jewitt was the centre of attention after stepping off the plane
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Jamie Jewitt was the centre of attention after stepping off the plane[/caption]

The arrivals hall at the airport was swamped with people desperate to clap eyes on this year’s final eight islanders.

As well as colourful banners and signs welcoming  home contestants, there were tears of joy and excitement as loved ones rushed forward to greet the villa stars.

Others wanted selfies with the young couples, while some requested autographs.

The show’s winners, Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies, and the other three pairs seemed overwhelmed by the attention and adulation.

It’s the first time in seven weeks that most of them have set foot in the UK.

Those who entered the villa at the very start of the programme have spent more than two months over in Mallorca filming the dating show, which came to an end on Monday night.

Love Island's final eight contestants arrived home together to a hero's welcome
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Love Island’s final eight contestants arrived home together to a hero’s welcome[/caption]

Chris Hughes looked thrilled to be reunited with his loved ones after two months away from home
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Chris Hughes looked thrilled to be reunited with his loved ones after two months away from home[/caption]

Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville's loved ones teamed up to bring colourful posters to the airport
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Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville’s loved ones teamed up to bring colourful posters to the airport[/caption]

Kem was seen admiring a 'welcome home' banner created by his mates
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Kem was seen admiring a ‘welcome home’ banner created by his mates[/caption]

As you’d expect, there were plenty of tears with Kem looking particularly moved to be re-uniting with his mates.

He was seen admiring the banner they’ve brought before joining them for a group hug.

His girlfriend Amber, meanwhile, was welcomed home with posters emblazoned with her name.

She was snapped being enveloped in a huge hug by her loved ones.


Kem and Amber won the £50,000 prize after being named the winners of Love Island 2017.

In a twist, they were each handed an envelope by Love Island host Caroline Flack: one contained nothing and one contained the whole £50,000.

The person with the £50k then had the choice to steal the cash or split it.

It was Kem who ended up with the prize money and, without hesitating, said of course he’d be sharing it. “Well obviously we’ll be splitting it!” he laughed, when asked by Caroline for his decision.

Love Island winners Kem and Amber stopped for a photo amid the scenes of excitement
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Love Island winners Kem and Amber stopped for a photo amid the scenes of excitement[/caption]

Like Gabby and Marcel's families, Kem and Amber's loved ones also brought posters
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Like Gabby and Marcel’s families, Kem and Amber’s loved ones also brought posters[/caption]

Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt looked thrilled to be back in the UK
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Camilla Thurlow and Jamie looked thrilled to be back in the UK[/caption]

Calvin Klein model Jamie was surrounded by admirers and loved ones
Calvin Klein model Jamie was surrounded by admirers and loved ones
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Chris and girlfriend Olivia Attwood finished in third place
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Chris and girlfriend Olivia Attwood finished in third place[/caption]

Olivia planted a kiss on Chris' cheek for the cameras
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Olivia planted a kiss on Chris’ cheek for the cameras[/caption]

Runners-up Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt posed for the cameras at Stansted looking blissfully happy.

Although they didn’t put a label on their relationship in the villa, they did have sex and have said they’re excited about the future.

Elsewhere, Chris Hughes seemed a little overwhelmed by the sheer number of people at the airport as he made his way towards his loved ones.

Joined by girlfriend Olivia Attwood, who finished with him in third place, the hunky reality star embraced his pals after a lengthy stint away from home.

Gabby, pictured with her brother, looked amazed by the scenes at Stansted
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Gabby, pictured with her brother, looked amazed by the scenes at Stansted[/caption]

Marcel cuddled up to a toddler after he was reunited with his friends and family
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Marcel cuddled up to a toddler after he was reunited with his friends and family[/caption]

Blazin' Squad star Marcel had a huge smile on his face as he caught up with his loved ones
Blazin’ Squad star Marcel had a huge smile on his face as he caught up with his loved ones
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Marcel Somerville and Gabby Allen, meanwhile, were greeted with big posters held up by proud family members.

One cheeky poster even joked: “I used to be in Blazin’ Squad!”

They finished in fourth place on Monday night’s finale and joked to host Caroline they were looking forward to “doing the deed” after making a pact not to have sex on TV.

The couples were seen arriving at the Majorca airport earlier today, having swapped their bikinis and swimming shorts for proper clothing.

They were all spotted checking in before boarding a Jet2 flight, which offers seats from just £17, and they couldn’t keep their hands off each other.

Love Island winners Amber and Kem led the exit off the isle today
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Olivia couldn’t keep her hands off her man Chris
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The couple were seen kissing as they waited for their flight
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Olivia and Chris looked like they were sharing a joke together
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The couldn’t keep their hands off each other
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Olivia went make-up-free for the journey home
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Gabby and Marcel looked loved-up in the queue in the terminal
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Gabby planted a huge kiss on Marcel’s cheek as they headed home
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Amber and Kem cuddled up in the queue
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Kem and Chris’ bromance has continued after their exit from the villa
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The boys are set to launch a career together after their stint on Love Island
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It was not only the couples who looked close at the airport – Love Island best pals Kem and Chris were also seen spending time together at the terminal.

Kem looked engrossed in conversation with Chris as he pushed suitcases on a trolley.

Their appearance at the airport was shown on This Morning today as former contestant Chloe Crowhurst presented a live link from the airport.

Love Island stars seen at Mallorca airport on their way back to Britain
The finalists cuddled up to snap a group selfie on the plane with fellow islander Chloe Crowhurst
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Chloe was seen chatting to her fellow islanders and hugging them, as fans crowded around and began asking the stars to pose for selfies.

They later shared a group selfie from the plane on the runway as they waited for take off.

Jamie wrapped his arm around Camilla as they waited around in the terminal
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The girls looked fresh-faced as they prepared for the flight back to Britain
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Amber wheels her suitcase through the airport
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Olivia and Chris may not have won £50,000 prize money but they are sure to make some cash when they get home
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Winner Amber looked tired as she waited around for the plane
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She looked happier than ever with her man Kem
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The stars of Love Island have to wait in the queue just like the rest of us
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Gabby had to carry her own cases up to the check-in desk
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They had to wait around with the rest of the passengers
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