With the Love Island 2022 final fast approaching, it will soon be time to crown the winners of the show.

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With season 8 having kicked off last month (June 2022), there’s been plenty of time for viewers to pick the couple they want to bag the £50,000 prize, and there are some clear favourites.

While Gemma Owen and Luca Bish were initially up there with leading contenders, the pair have seen their winning odds fall away in recent weeks, particularly after viewers turned against Luca following Movie Night.

Luca also came under fire, along with fellow islander Dami Hope, during the Snog Marry Pie challenge as the pair targeted Tasha Ghouri and made cruel jibes about her personality, leaving the dancer in tears.

Later in the episode, Luca and Dami apologised to Tasha, but some fans suspected that ITV producers might have stepped in to ask the boys to retract their comments.

It comes after Women’s Aid confirmed they are in talks with Love Island producers about this season of Love Island, which many viewers feel has seen rampant misogyny in the villa.

So, with the final set to hit our screens in August, who are the favourites to win Love Island 2022 and bag the £50,000 prize money? Read on for everything you need to know.

Who is the favourite to win Love Island 2022?

Ekin-Su in Love Island 2022
Ekin-Su in Love Island 2022 ITV

Love Island 2022 contestants Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti are the current favourite couple to take the prize money, according to bookies Betfair, with their odds to win the show at 1/4.

Adam Collard and Paige Thorne follow at 11/2, while Luca and Gemma are 9/1 to win the show.

It comes after Ekin-Su and Davide made it official (sort of) in a recent episode after he cooked her up a signature dish complete with a romantic message written in Italian.

Their reunion earlier this month following Movie Night also won fans over.

Davide didn't fully believe Ekin-Su that nothing happened between her and newcomer George Tasker during the Casa Amor segment after a clip was shown of them in bed during Movie Night.

But Ekin-Su made clear she wasn't going to continue dating someone who couldn't trust her.

"I want a man who wants me," she told him as he replied: "OK, do you want me?"

Ekin-Su then said: "Yeah, I do want you, but do you want me?" with Davide nonchalantly responding, "Yeah."

The pair then concluded with “Fine”, and a passionate snog, which viewers branded strangely sweet.

Who else could win Love Island 2022?

Love Island's Adam Collard and Paige Thorne
Love Island's Adam Collard and Paige Thorne ITV

Despite controversy surrounding former Love Island contestant Adam Collard's return to the show in 2022, the second favourites to win are fairly new couple Adam and Paige.

Adam and Paige might currently be second in the running, but they were the top contenders earlier this month following their first kiss.

So, might they pip Davide and Ekin-Su to the post? Only time will tell...

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