Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard were the first couple eliminated from the finale of Love Island, coming fourth in the competition overall.

The couple were in the finale alongside winners Greg O'Shea and Amber Gill, runners up Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague, and third place couple Ovie Soko and India Reynolds.

"I can't believe we got this far to be honest," Maura told host Caroline Flack after it was announced that they came fourth.

Speaking about their highlights from their time on Love Island, they both chose dates they had been on together, with Maura saying their first date was the best and Curtis choosing their last.

Earlier in Monday's final episode, the four final couples were treated to a summer ball, with everyone speaking about their relationships, their feelings and how much they like each other.

Curtis began his speech by telling Maura: "Once upon a time, there was man on a journey. He had one goal in mind on his journey of crazy events.

"That goal was to find a princess. This princess wasn't just any princess, she was the most beautiful princess in all the lands..."

Meanwhile Maura referenced Curtis' previous relationship with Amy Hart in her speech.

She said: "Curtis. Here before you I stand a very different woman, to the one who walked in the villa seven weeks ago.

"I had to spend my first few weeks watching somebody else fall in love with you, when all I really wanted was it to be me you were dancing with..."

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