They missed out on winning £50,000 when they finished in fourth place.
But Love Island’s Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank were still in high spirits as they prepared to jet back to the UK from Mallorca on Wednesday.
The couple shared a video to Instagram Stories after boarding their flight back to London, as furious fans complained they were ‘robbed’ of the prize money.
Heading home! Love Island’s Kaz and Tyler boarded their plane back to the UK from Mallorca on Wednesday after viewers claimed they were ‘ROBBED’ when they finished in fourth place
Kaz shared a short video of herself and Tyler waiting for their flight to take off, with the pair both donning white masks in accordance with Covid safety guidelines.
They joined many of their Love Island co-stars flying back to Stansted Airport after the series’ conclusion on Monday.
Kaz and Tyler finished in fourth place during the final earlier this week, with Millie Court and Liam Reardon crowned series champions.
Not quite: The pair missed out on £50,000 in prize money after gaining just 12.27% of the votes
Ready for takeoff! Kaz shared a short video of herself and Tyler waiting for their flight to take off, with the pair both donning white masks in accordance with Covid safety guidelines
Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran were in second place as runners-up, while Faye Winter and Teddy Soares were in fourth place.
Many fans were furious to see Kaz and Tyler finish in fourth place, and shared their raging reactions on Twitter.
One wrote: ‘Kaz and Tyler in fourth place? Behind Faye and Teddy? The UK will always UK,’ while another added: ‘I hope Kaz and Tyler get the brand deals but mostly, I hope they find peace of mind when they come out and find love with each other and prosper.’
A third penned: ‘Kaz and Tyler have been ROBBED,’ while one fan also posted: ‘HOW HAVE FAYE AND TEDDY BEATEN KAZ AND TYLER WHEN FAYE LED TO 24,000 OFCOM VOTES!?? WHAT THE HELL?’
‘Mrs 24,000 Ofcom complaints has beaten Kaz and Tyler??? Surely not SURELY NOT,’ a fan also tweeted.
It comes after viewing figures for the final were revealed with Liam and Millie scoring an impressive 42.02% of the public’s votes, made via the show’s mobile app, while Chloe and Toby, who placed second, earned 30.85% of votes.
Fuming! Many fans were furious to see Kaz and Tyler finish in fourth place, and shared their raging reactions on Twitter
Love Island 2021 final voting figures
Millie Court and Liam Reardon scooped the title of Love Island winners 2021 – with figures proving they were the firm favourites amongst viewers.
Final voting tallies were confirmed as follows:
– Liam and Millie received 42.02% of the public’s votes
– Chloe and Toby, who placed second, earned 30.85% of votes
– Faye and Teddy saw 14.85% of users voting for them, landing them in third place
– Kaz and Tyler, who were the first of the four finalists to be booted from the villa, received 12.27% of the votes
Faye and Teddy saw 14.85% of users voting for them, landing them in third place. Kaz and Tyler, who were the first of the four finalists to be booted from the villa, received 12.27% of the votes.
Love Island’s voting system has faced criticism this year, with viewers as well as previous contestants branding it ‘pointless’.
The series saw a string of public votes take place, but the final decision as to who leaves the villa was always down to the contestants – resulting in them opting to save their friends.
Earlier in August, contestants Abi, Mary, Kaz, Dale, Tyler and Jake were voted the least popular by the public, with host Laura Whitmore announcing that the safe islanders would decide which two would be dumped.
Amber Gill – who won the show in 2019 – took to Twitter to ask why this was the case, penning: ‘Why would they leave the decision to the islanders AGAIN makes it too obvious!’
Paige Turley, the reigning champion, agreed: ‘Why allow the public to vote yet continually let the islanders decide who stays?’
2018 contestant Samira Mighty chimed in with: ‘I don’t see the point of a public vote ???? When they always just ask the islanders to choice … like every time!!! I’m shook tbh!’
The final of this year’s Love Island aired on ITV2 on Monday night and saw Liam and Millie’s very rocky journey end in glee as they won £50k, and split the money between them, with Liam asking Millie to be his official girlfriend during their live exit interview.
The remaining couples of the series were whittled down bit-by-bit as they waited to find out who would be crowned the series’ winners.
Leading couple: Liam and Millie were crowned the winners of Love Island on Monday, and ITV has now released the show’s voting figures, with the couple earning 42% of the public’s votes
Seconds place: Chloe and Toby, who placed second in the competition, earned 30.85% of votes
Third place: Faye and Teddy saw 14.85% of users voting for them, landing them in third place
Fourth place: Kaz and Tyler, who were the first of the four finalists to be booted from the villa, received 12.27% of the votes