Love Island theory suggests being runners up is key to a lasting relationship

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Love Island is coming to an end on Monday (what on earth, are we going to do between 9pm and 10pm?) and so naturally, our minds have begun to wonder which couples could make it down the aisle, and which ones will go their separate ways at baggage reclaim.

The ITV dating has produced many successful couples over the years, including Alex and Olivia Bowen (who are now married!), Instagram exports Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague, Jamie Jewitt and fiancée Camilla Thurlow, who share adorable daughter Nell, as well as TikTok dancing stars Luke Trotman and Siânnise Fudge.

And all these couples have one big thing in common – they finished in second place.

We've done the maths and four out of six of the pairs who took the silver medal position have managed to stay together.

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Of all the runners up in the show's history, It's just series one's Jon Clarke and Hannah Elizabeth, and Paul Knops and Laura Anderson, from 2018, that didn't manage to last long when back in the real world.

The odds of going the distance and making it work are far better for the second place stars – as just two of the winning Love Island couples are still together.

Shout out to Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey, and Paige Turley and Finley Tapp for managing to keep up their love after exiting the villa.

So what does this mean for this year's Islanders? Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran are currently being tipped to be crowned winners and bag the £50,000 prize pot with odds of 5/6.

Those most likely to come second are Millie Court and Liam Reardon, whose odds of winning are 10/11.

We've done the sums (a B in GCSE maths is finally coming in handy) and given previous couples' success, they have a 66% chance of making it work long-term.

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The couple have experienced quite the journey in the villa with Liam temporarily pursuing a romance with Lillie Haynes in Casa Amor.

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Liam and Millie do seem to be going from strength to strength in the latest episodes, though.

Tuesday's instalment saw with the Welsh bricklayer saying he loved Millie after her very interesting performance on the keyboard.

We don't know about blind, but is certainly it seems love is deaf…

Love Island continues on ITV2 at 9pm on weekdays and Sundays.

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