Sammy Root and Jess Harding have been crowned the winners of 'Love Island'.

Jess Harding has won the ITV show

Jess Harding has won the ITV show

The 25-year-old reality star and Jess have claimed the £50,000 prize, after beating Whitney Adebayo and Lochan Nowacki in the final two.

Prior to the announcement, Sammy revealed that he knew Jess was the perfect girl for him when when she remained loyal during her time in Casa Amor.

Reflecting on their romance, he said: "It took some time at the beginning of my journey to realise what I was risking but when I saw you walking towards the fire pit on your own after Casa, I instantly knew that you were all that I wanted ... my wandering eye turned into my eye for Jess.

"No matter what happens if something is meant to be it will be ... which only leaves me to say Jess, I love you."

Jess confessed to host Maya Jama that she'd been surprised by her 'Love Island' experience - but she's thrilled to have met Sammy in the villa.

She said: "I feel like the road I have been on is so unexpected, but we're here now."

Jess also feels that they've managed to develop a "serious and genuine" connection during their time together on the show.

She told Sammy: "Who would have thought I would be standing here confessing my feelings to my actual boyfriend? Knowing how much it takes for you to get strong feelings screams to me how serious and genuine our connection is."

Elsewhere, Ella Thomas and Tyrique Hyde came in third place, while Molly Marsh and Zachariah Noble finished in fourth place.