The date of the Love Island final has not even been announced and we might already know who the winners are. It turns out there is a science to predicting who will win…
The show runs for approximately eight weeks, but each year the series has been getting longer by six days, leaving us guessing that the final will be on Monday, July 29.
With two weeks to go, researchers think they have predicted the three couples who will make it to the Love Island final.
Data on Instagram following, engagement rate, number of news articles and the positive surrounding couples in media and online has been analysed make the prediction.
The predictions are that Molly-Mae Hague and boxer Tommy Fury will win (we’ve probably all guessed that already). Both top the list in terms of Instagram growth, each gaining more than 1.5m followers since their debut on the show, with Molly gaining an average 47,169 followers a day since entering the villa.
In second place, despite not being romantically linked, is Amber Gill and Ovie Soko, followed by Anton Danyluk and Belle Hassan in third place.
In terms of Instagram post engagement rate, Casa Amour hunk Ovie Soko leads the way, with a whopping 19.83 per cent, followed by Molly-Mae (13.89 per cent). As a newbie, Ovie is proving popular with the public, averaging an increase of 23,987 Instagram followers a day since entering the villa.
Similarly, Amber has won the hearts of the nation. Now that her and Ovie are platonically coupled up, and with no reconciliation in sight for her and Michael, they are predicted to make it all the way to second place despite no romance between them.
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Look at those puppy dog eyes 🐶👀 I think our girl’s falling for him! Last night Amber went on her first date and told Michael she had feelings for him ❤️ SO CUTE. We can’t even handle. Apparently new girl Arabella has her sights set on Michael. NOT ON MY WATCH HUN 💅🏻 #LoveIsland @loveisland
Another Islander with an impressive engagement rate is Belle Hassan (13.84%), who is coupled up with class clown Anton. Belle and Anton are going from strength to strength, following their first date on Monday night, they are the second most positively spoken about in the news, beaten only by Molly-Mae and Tommy.
Fan favourite Maura is also performing well, however, assuming that she will couple up with the controversial Curtis, at the moment it is looking unlikely that they will gain popularity with the public following Amy Hart’s recent on-screen heartbreak and departure from the villa.
Looking at Google Trends search data, on average, firefighter Michael tops the list with a score of 52 out of 100. This score is awarded by Google to demonstrate popularity over a time period, based on search volume. Michael is followed by Curtis at 45 and Jordan at 38. However, when looking at the sentiment of articles surrounding this trio, they are among the least positively portrayed.
Research analysts at Gala Spins have been collating data on all the islanders since the season started.