Paige Thorne and Adam Collard have been dumped from the Love Island villa a day before the final of the ITV reality show.
In Sunday’s episode, the contestants discovered who the audience had decided to save from elimination after four couples were put in jeopardy after the islanders voted for who they thought were the least compatible couples.
Paige and Adam received the fewest votes from the public, meaning they just missed out on the grand finale on August 1.
This leaves Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti, Gemma Owen and Luca Bish, Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page, and Indiyah Pollack and Dami Hope to battle it out to be crowned the winners of Love Island 2022 and take home the £50,000 prize.
After their departure, Paige said that she was not disappointed to miss the finals and that she was rooting for Dami and Indiyah to win.
She added: “I went in there to find friendship and a good connection and I came out with both.”
Reflecting on her previous partner Jacques O’Neill’s shock exit, she said it had been “very difficult” to hear he wanted to leave but she “fully supported his decision”.
The paramedic admitted that leaving with him had crossed her mind, but feels that staying and finding someone “more suitable” for her makes her feel like “everything happens for a reason”.
While Adam said it was “nerve-wracking” to be the first bombshell to return to the villa after being a contestant in 2018.
He added that he gave the show a second chance because of “how good” his experience was the first time, and that it would be “amazing” if he found a strong connection, which he feels he has with Paige.
Elsewhere in the episode, the contestants were briefly reunited with some of their friends and family when they visited the villa.
Former England striker Michael Owen did not come to see his daughter Gemma, but his wife Louise revealed his thoughts on her time on the show.
After Gemma asked how her father felt about how she had handled herself, Louise told her: “Honestly, he’s very proud of you, very proud.”
Her mother also admitted that she had voted for Luca to be paired with her on the first day.
However, friend Sarah, who also came to visit, admitted there was a photo circulating on social media in which Luca bore a striking resemblance to Michael Owen.
When the families met, Lucas’ mother Maria said she loves Gemma’s “values and morals” and the pair shared the same banter.
While fishmonger Lucas’ father Michael, who arrived wearing his own fish-style flip-flops, told his son that Gemma “sets you straight”.
When Tasha’s parents came in, they admitted they had thought she would be a good fit with Andrew from the start, adding: ‘You can see it in your eyes, you sparkle. First time I’ve seen it with a boy.”
And after an emotional reunion, Andrew’s mum said of Tasha: “I can tell you’re completely smitten with her”, jokingly adding: “You didn’t ask her to marry you then?”
Dami almost had to be met by his sister Femi and cousin Alicia who informed him that his grandmother had been watching.
Meanwhile, Indiyah’s mother Dee and her sister Shak made it clear that they were not impressed with Dami’s behavior at Casa Amor.
Her mother said: “The behaviour, and I’m sure Shak will tell Dami, he’s not cleared yet. He’s not ready in my eyes yet either…”
When Dami finally met his mother, he immediately apologized for his behavior and acknowledged that some of his actions were “immature”.
Ekin-Su’s mother Sezer and brother Arda also arrived along with Davide’s mother Nadia and sister Valeria.
Speaking in Italian, Nadia told her son she can tell Ekin-Su was “sincere” with her feelings, adding: “The way she looks at you, she’s head over heels.”
Ekin-Su’s brother also confessed that he had “never seen my sister look at a guy the way she looks at you”.
When Paige’s mother Samantha came to visit, she admitted she “didn’t buy it” with her daughter’s relationship with Adam and felt she seemed to be getting along with her previous partner in the villa, Jacques.
However, Adam’s father Billy said he thought Paige was “amazing” and a “nice grounded girl”.
Actress and comedian Amy Schumer also appeared during the Love Island: After Sun show via video link to play a game with the remaining finalists.
She did impressions of Davide, Paige and Luca, and the After Sun panel went head-to-head against the islanders to see who could guess the most correctly.
The final of Love Island airs on ITV2 and ITV Hub at 9pm on 1 August.