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Love Island champs Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea touch down with co-stars

LOVE ISLAND winners Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea have touched down in the UK after scooping the £50,000 prize.

The couple (above) were greeted by a crowd of some 120 family and friends as they arrived at Stansted Airport.

They were joined by fellow finalists Molly-Mae Hague, Tommy Fury, India Reynolds, Ovie Soko, Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard, all in good spirits as they got home.

Sealed with a kiss: Amber and Greg back to earth at Stansted airport in Essex PICTURES: PA

Amber’s relatives huddled with Greg’s childhood pals, who waved an Irish flag and chanted the rugby player’s name.

Her family cheered as the tearful beauty therapist ran towards them after emerging from the international arrivals gate.

Runner-up Molly-Mae’s family wore T-shirts emblazoned with her face and the words ‘Team Molly-Mae’.

Pipped at the post: Tommy and Molly-Mae

Meanwhile, Ovie’s crew opted for bucket hats, cheering the basketball player’s catchphrase, ‘message’, which he became known for, for shouting whenever the islanders had a text during their time in the villa.

Maura’s mum and dad waited wearing T-shirts that read ‘£fannyflutters’, in reference to one of the Irish grid girl’s most memorable catchphrases.

Before the Love Island stars arrived, Amber’s best friend said that she knew she would win the series.

What next: Maura and Curtis

Brogan Wilkin said: ‘It was mad, like, but I had a feeling… I took her to the audition in Manchester, but as soon as we were going I was like, “You are going to win”. She’s just got that personality. She’s just the best, honestly.’

Greg’s cousin Kelvin Brown said he was not surprised Greg won the series, and gave Amber his seal of approval.

He said: ‘I wouldn’t say I was shocked, because actually I backed him the week before, he came across so well, that’s it. He came across like he is outside the villa, he’s a normal guy and a gent, that’s how he is.’

Feeling the love: Ovie and India

He said of Amber: ‘You can see they were easily compatible, Amber’s a great girl and Greg’s just a chilled guy and he came in at the right time, obviously.

‘She seems to be very easygoing and very easy to get on with, and you can see that when the parents came in, so I’m looking forward to seeing her in Limerick.’

More than 3.6million people tuned in to watch the couple named the surprise winners on Monday night, ITV said. A further 400,000 fans streamed the episode on non-TV devices.

The climax of the ITV2 dating series was watched by 3.63million, up slightly from the 3.56million who tuned in to watch Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham win last year.

This made it the most watched Love Island final ever and the most viewed episode of the series, which has been a ratings triumph for the channel.

They are the first winning pair who had not been together for the majority of the series.

Greg only entered the villa in the July 16 episode as the very last bombshell of the two-month series.

Prior to that, Amber had been involved with Michael Griffiths, who dumped her for Joanna Chimonides.