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The nation was in collective shock last night as firm favourites Luke Trotman and Siânnise Fudge failed to bag the Winter Love Island trophy.
While Paige Turley and Finn Tapp were undoubtedly worthy opponents, many fans of the ITV show were certain it was going to be the feisty Bristolian and the Luton local who came out victorious, even claiming they'd been "robbed" of the top spot.
But the duo shouldn't worry, as a new fan theory has proven that coming second might actually be better than winning.
Looking at all the previous years of the ITV show, hardcore Love Island fans pointed out that several of the series' most successful couples actually narrowly missed out on the £50k.
Remember 2017's Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt?
They might have lost out on the crown to Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies, but they're still together and thriving three years later, while the winners only lasted four months together.
Meanwhile, 2016's Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland were snubbed of the title as their best pals Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey beat them to it.
But it didn't stop them blossoming, and now both couples are married.
Most recently, Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague have fallen into the same pattern. They had their doubters, with many branding their romance "fake" and insincere - but they're proving everybody wrong six months down the line, despite coming second to Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea.
While poor Amber ended up getting dumped by text just five weeks after taking home her winnings, Tommy and Molly have already bought their first home in Manchester.
That looks like pretty compelling evidence to us!
Not including this series, it's only the three couples mentioned above, Cara and Nathan and Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard who are still together - which means that second place couples *officially* have more chance of going the distance.
So, maybe last night's result isn't so bad after all, eh?
Taking to social media as Laura Whitmore made the announcement, one fan shared a picture of all the successful couples, writing: "If anyone's disappointed about Siannise and Luke T being runners up, just remember.. #LoveIsland..."
If anyone's disappointed about Siannise and Luke T being runners up, just remember.. #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/XGCPJFUWMw
- Jasmin (@ItsJasminHere) February 23, 2020
#LoveIsland JUST THINK SECOND PLACE COUPLES LAST. LIKE FINGERS CROSSED FINN AND PAIGE LAST. SIANNISE AND LUKE FOLLOW IN THE FOTTSTEPS OF TOMMY AND MOLLY, JAMIE AND CAMILLA pic.twitter.com/Ms64PMSU89
- UnphasedAF (@UnphasedA) February 23, 2020
Me thinking on how second place always stays together :trophy::raised_hands: #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/n10fon5vuR
- Love Island 2020 (@Joke_LoveIsland) February 23, 2020
While another wrote: "Just think second place couples last. Like fingers crossed Finn and Paige last...Siannise and Luke follow in the fottsteps of Tommy and Molly, Jamie and Camilla (sic)."
A third posted a hilarious meme of Kim Kardashian, adding: "Me thinking on how second place always stays together".
Here's to hoping Luke and Siânnise prove this theory to be true.
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