Love Island ends on series high as nearly 3m tune in to see Millie Court and Liam Reardon win

Nearly three million people tuned in to watch Millie Court and Liam Reardon be named the winners of Love Island 2021.

The show went out on a series high with the biggest ratings episode of the current season by 160,000 viewers. 

Some 2.8 million people watched the fashion buyer’s administrator from Essex, 24, and the bricklayer from Wales, 22, beat Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran in the final two - 430,000 more viewers than the previous final.

Teddy Soares and Faye Winter came in third and Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank placed fourth.

A further 400,000 viewers have so far watched the episode on ITV Hub, taking the audience to 3.2 million viewers for the final.

Excluding Saturdays, and outside of football, Love Island has been the most watched TV show for 16-34 year olds.

Series 7 is currently on track to be the most watched series ever, in terms of viewing on ITV Hub.

After the result of the public vote was announced, Millie and Liam had to decide whether to stick or split the cash prize.

Millie received the envelope with the money but decided to split it with Liam – meaning they took home £25,000 each.

Earlier in the series, almost 25,000 people complained to Ofcom about the episode of Love Island which featured Faye’s lengthy expletive-laden outburst at Teddy.

Some 24,763 people complained to the watchdog about the episode on August 6, when a row broke out after contestants were shown footage of each other in the Mad Movies challenge.

An Ofcom spokesperson said: “We’ve received a high volume of complaints about last week’s Love Island, which is consistent with a trend of growing complaints about high-profile TV shows.

“We are carefully assessing the complaints we’ve received before deciding whether or not to investigate.”

They have since reconciled and have become boyfriend and girlfriend.

Love Island was also forced to condemn the social media posts of some fans as "wholly unacceptable" after contestant Shannon Singh was eliminated from the show.

ITV issued a statement after the family of fellow contestant Chloe Burrows said she had received death threats following Singh's ousting.

"We would once again urge all of our viewers to think before posting, and remember that our Islanders are people with feelings," ITV said in a statement.

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