Emotional exit for Montana and Alex as they miss out on Love Island final
The pair failed at the final hurdle and missed out on the programme’s cash prize.
Montana Brown and Alex Beattie have become the latest contestants to be dumped from Love Island in the penultimate episode of the series.
Their emotional exit came after the show’s host Caroline Flack revealed they had received the fewest votes from the public – who were voting to save their favourite two couples – out of them, Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt, and Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville.
Failing to fight back the tears as she said her goodbyes, Brown told her co-stars: “You’re such lovely people and I honestly feel so lucky to have met every single one of you.”
Brown added that leaving and saying goodbye to her friends after seven weeks in the villa was “emotional turmoil”.
As she and Beattie left the villa, they said they have “a lot of confidence” that they can make things work as a couple back in the UK.
Thurlow, Jewitt, Allen and Somerville join Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies, and Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood in the final, where they will compete to win a £50,000 prize.
The emotional episode saw the islanders visited by their parents and other family members, reuniting with them after weeks in the Majorcan villa while also meeting their partner’s relatives.
Fans of the show were greatly entertained by the arrival of some of the parents, with Thurlow’s mother particularly impressing viewers.
“Camilla’s mum” quickly became a trending topic on Twitter as fans of the ITV2 show were entertained by her telling her daughter she was “brave” for taking part in the show, for breaking down in tears and for confessing she enjoyed the recent sausage-fest challenge.
Fans were also in stitches as Thurlow’s mother told Hughes, a farmer, that she “likes cows too” as she left the villa.
One wrote on Twitter: “Camilla’s mum shouting ‘I like cows too’ to Chris was actually my fave moment all episode #LoveIsland.”
“When Camilla’s mum turned to chris and said ‘i like cows too’, i cant shes even cuter than Camilla #loveisland,” another added.
Camilla's mum shouting 'I like cows too' to Chris was actually my fave moment all episode #LoveIsland— Izzy Marie Hill ✨ (@Izzymariehill) July 23, 2017
When Camilla's mum turned to chris and said 'i like cows too' i cant shes even cuter than Camilla #loveisland— Lucy (@lucycouser) July 23, 2017
One said, using a crying laughing emoji: “Camillas mum though “I like cows too” howling @LoveIsland.”
Many could not believe Hughes’s parents said that Attwood was “sweet” after weeks of the couple breaking up and making up.
One stunned viewer wrote: “Chris’ parents saying Olivia is sweet … Have we been watching the same programme ? #LoveIsland.”
Another asked: “Did I just hear right, Olivia is sweet? @LoveIsland.”
Chris' parents saying Olivia is sweet.. Have we been watching the same programme ? #LoveIsland— Abby Christopher (@abbychristxpher) July 23, 2017
Did I just hear right, Olivia is sweet? @LoveIsland— Helena Highfield (@h3lls) July 23, 2017
@LoveIsland how nice looking is gabby's brother— jade (@jade_birchall) July 23, 2017
Sorry but Gabby's brother was the highlight of my night tonight#loveisland— C H A N E L L E (@chanellefry) July 23, 2017
Elsewhere, Allen’s brother, who joined their mother, was a popular addition to the programme, as many remarked that he was handsome.
“@LoveIsland how nice looking is gabby’s brother, “one fan wrote, while another said he was the “highlight of my night”.
The Love Island final airs on Monday at 9pm on ITV2.