A wild ride comes to an end after seven weeks of different eras, dramas, tears, challenges and surprises with Tyra and Kale crowned the winners of Love Island Australia 2023.
It is no surprise viewers stayed loyal to Tyra and Kale. Making his return to the Villa for Tyra after being dumped, their fairytale story had the audience melting and they were voted the favourite couple of the series over the other finalists, Lucinda and Zac and Savanah and Clint.
Host Sophie Monk said: “This has been one of the best seasons of Love Island Australia yet. I’ve laughed out loud and actually cried. It’s so entertainingly beautiful, there’s heartfelt moments, and it’s so relatable. I feel like I’m learning life lessons from this season, and I’ve seen A LOT in my lifetime.”
Tyra, 23, from the Sunshine Coast, said: “Kale is everything I could ever ask for in a partner and more. The most kind and considerate man I’ve ever met. We’ve got so many plans, kicking it all off with a trip over to Perth to meet Kale’s family. I am stoked.”
Kale, 25, originally from Perth, living on the Gold Coast, said: “I couldn’t be more excited for what’s next for me and the future with Tyra. We have so many exciting things coming up already. It’s amazing how bubbly and uplifting her presence is, she can light up a room with one smile.”
In previous years the winning couple were handed an envelope each, one containing $50,000 and the other nothing, determining who was in it for love or money if they decided to split the cash with their partner or not.
This year there was a change, earlier in the season the top four couples were made a life-changing offer as individuals, testing who was in it for love or money if they took $20,000 from Sophie and left the luxury Villa in Spain immediately. They all turned down the cash and chose love, and additionally for Tyra and Kale, they are riding off into the sunset with an equal share of the winning cash prize of $50,000.
After premiering on October 30, the four night-a-week series – with exclusive access on 9Now – continues to stream as a top program on catch-up against all broadcasters. Season to date, Love Island Australia 2023 has recorded an average VOD BVOD audience of 314,000, and 518M VOD minutes.
Love Island Australia is produced by ITV Studios Australia for the 9Network.