After two months of explosive fights, broken hearts and, um, ‘tit-gate’, the latest season of Love Island finally came to an end this week.
It felt like everyone had an opinion on who should win – including a Hollywood A-lister like Margot Robbie – and, judging by the reaction on social media, justice prevailed when Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu triumphed.
Honestly, if Gemma and Luca had somehow won instead, there would have probably been calls for an official inquest. True love be damned, Davide and Ekin-Su were pure entertainment throughout season eight.
And their status as clear favourites is backed up by the data. According to analysis by Dictionarypedia, everyone is desperate to learn two certain languages thanks to the reality TV couple.
In the U.K., google searches for ‘learn Turkish’ and ‘learn Italian’ went up by a frankly ridiculous 621% and 855% respectively as of August 1st. Davide, of course, hails from Rome, Italy, while Ekin-Su is from Istanbul, Turkey.
Those figures show an unprecedented increase in British people looking to learn those two languages. Who said reality TV wasn’t educational?
Dictionarypedia‘s research also revealed that searches for ‘visit Italy’ and ‘visit Turkey’ also exploded by 495% and 374% overnight thanks to the Love Island effect.
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If anyone does take off for Turkey, Ekin-Su almost certainly won’t be there, with her career set to take off in the U.K.. As The Independent said after the finale, “I have never rooted so strongly for a reality star to have a career after their five minutes of fly-on-the-wall fame.
“I firmly believe Ekin-Su should replace Laura Whitmore on Love Island and its sibling show, Aftersun. I want her to have her own Oprah-esque chat show, where she helps couples hash out their problems in her unique, no-nonsense way.”
Oh, and if you’re wondering, the finale was was an absolute landslide: Ekin-Su and her Italian stallion got a massive 63.69% of the public vote. Is it too soon to call them the greatest couple in Love Island history?
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