He finished third in this year’s Love Island alongside girlfriend Indiyah Polack.
The 26-year-old struggled to contain his emotions during the moment, as fans rushing to Twitter with one fan questioning why Gemma’s ‘dry’ speech had moved him to tears.
Love Island 2022 FINAL: Dami Hope broke down in tears as he listened to fellow contestant Gemma Owen’s speech to beau Luca Bish on Monday
Gemma stood in front of her fellow Islanders and told Luca: ‘You’ve actually brought out a little soft side in me too, even though I know I can be hard work sometimes’.
As Dami wiped tears from his eyes she continued: ‘We’ve talked about and made so many plans already and I’m really excited to actually do them on the outside, so bring on our next chapter.’
She ended the speech saying: ‘short but sweet’ as the music swelled and she and Luca looked to Dami and Indiyah, who both gave the approval.
Sweet: Gemma stood in front of her fellow Islanders and told Luca: ‘You’ve actually brought out a little soft side in me too, even though I know I can be hard work sometimes’
Tears: As Dami wiped tears from his eyes she continued: ‘We’ve talked about and made so many plans already and I’m really excited to actually do them on the outside, so bring on our next chapter’
Many viewers didn’t believe Dami’s tears were genuine following his ongoing difficulties with Gemma.
One wrote: ‘U guys [who believed his tears were real] confused af. Dami crying tears of joy over realising he doesn’t have to listen to Gemma again after this night’.
While another added: Gemma your speech was s*** babes …How is Dami crying?’ along with ‘Why’s Dami crying for Gem and Luca?’.
Unconvinced: The 26-year-old struggled to contain his emotions during the moment, as fans rushing to Twitter with one declaring he was actually crying ‘tears of happiness’ because he would never have to see Gemma again
While one viewer wrote: ‘Not Dami crying at the most unemotional dry speech ever’. Followed by: ‘GET THEM OFF MY SCREEN – DAMY WHY ARE YOU CRYING?’.
Another commented: ‘Dami crying for the couple he thought was least compatible’.
Later in the evening Ekin-Su and Davide were crowned the Love Island 2022 winners and split the £50,000 prize money.
Jokers: Viewers shared memes and giphs poking fun at the situation
The couple finished ahead of Gemma and Luca who were awarded second place and narrowly missed out on the money, with bosses deciding to ditch the ‘split or steal’ twist that usually comes at the end.
In previous years, winners have picked an envelope which either has the prize money or nothing enclosed, with one person being given the £50,000 with the option to split or steal the cash.
This year, host Laura Whitmore announced they would automatically be sharing the money as producers opted to ditch the tradition which has been in place since series one.
Your winnes! Ekin-Su and Davide have won Love Island 2022
As the news was announced, emotional Ekin-Su jumped into her beau’s arms as they celebrated their win and speechless Davide exclaimed he ‘couldn’t believe it’.
Reflecting on his own experience, Davide said: ‘I didn’t expect this at the beginning – I’m with my other half it’s like a dream now!’
Almost… but not quite! The couple finished ahead of Gemma and Luca who were awarded second place and narrowly missed out on the £50,000 cash prize, with bosses deciding to ditch the ‘split or steal’ twist that usually comes at the end
Love Island: Indiyah and Dami have been awarded third place on Love Island 2022 ahead of Tasha and Andrew who finished narrowly behind them in fourth place
Laura announced that the couple had come in fourth place, as Tasha revealed she was delighted to have made it to the final with her boyfriend Andrew.
Discussing his experience, Andrew said: ‘For me it was tough, it was clear that I liked Tasha. When the Casa girls came – it was tough but I had to open myself up and see if there was another connection. But it was still Tasha.’
Sealed with a kiss: As the news was announced, emotional Ekin-Su jumped into her beau’s arms as they celebrated their win and speechless Davide exclaimed he ‘couldn’t believe it’
LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find.
‘I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!
‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’
Name: Indiyah Polack
Occupation: Hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.
‘Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one.
‘I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’
Name: Tasha Ghouri
Occupation: Model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.
‘This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time.
‘I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’
Name: Gemma Owen
Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer.
‘I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.
‘If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.
‘I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.
‘I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not? This is the best time to give it a go.’
Name: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains!
‘I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness!’
Name: Dami Hope
Occupation: Senior Microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.
‘When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
‘I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.
Name: Davide Sanclimenti
Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Occupation: Business owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.
‘They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.
‘Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘
Name: Luca Bish
Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.
‘If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.’
Name: Adam Collard
Occupation: Personal trainer
Why Love Island and why now? ‘I’m going to ruffle a few feathers when I go in.’