The Welshman popped the question to the Essex beauty as they were grilled by host Laura Whitmore about their relationship, with Liam confessing that it had ‘been on my mind’ for a while.
However, the romantic moment was almost overshadowed by a very awkward wardrobe malfunction as a braless Millie almost exposed more than she intended as Liam swooped in for a hug.
Lovely: Love Island’s grand final on Monday saw Liam Reardon ask Millie Court to be his girlfriend just minutes before they were crowned the winners of the 2021 series
During the final moments of the show, Laura interviewed the pair and runners-up Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran about their experience in the villa and their relationship journeys.
And after watching a highlight video of their romance, Liam decided – with a little encouragement from Laura – that it was the right time to ask Millie to be his girlfriend.
As Laura probed: ‘Is a girlfriend on the cards? Are you going to do a Chloe and Toby and get married, I don’t know?’
Uh oh! However, the romantic moment was almost overshadowed by a very awkward wardrobe malfunction as a braless Millie almost exposed more than she intended as Liam swooped in for a hug
Millie responded: ‘Yeah. we’ll definitely will be one day, won’t we?’ as she turned to her beau.
To which he then said: ‘Well it’s been on my mind for a while’, with Laura adding: ‘Oh, has it?’
Then looking at Millie, he asked: ‘So, will you be my girlfriend?’ as the audience and their fellow islanders cheered.
Happy couple: The Welshman popped the question to the Essex beauty as they were grilled by host Laura Whitmore about their relationship, with Liam confessing that it had ‘been on my mind’ for a while
Question: As Laura probed: ‘Is a girlfriend on the cards? Are you going to do a Chloe and Toby and get married, I don’t know?’, Millie responded: ‘Yeah. we’ll definitely will be one day, won’t we?’ as she turned to her beau
After an ecstatic Millie recovered from the shock, she said ‘yes’, before Liam swooped in to give a kiss and a hug.
However, the moment was almost eclipsed as Millie almost flashed her breast in her daring cut-out yellow gown.
As the stunner leaned back to kiss her man, her dress pulled down, exposing her boob tape as she went braless beneath her dress.
Aaw: To which he then said: ‘Well it’s been on my mind for a while’, with Laura adding: ‘Oh, has it?’ Then looking at Millie, he asked: ‘So, will you be my girlfriend?’ as the audience and their fellow islanders cheered
Whoops! However, the moment was almost eclipsed as Millie almost flashed her breast in her daring cut-out yellow gown
Taking to Twitter, fans were quick to react to the scenes, with many gushing over Liam’s declaration, while others remarked on Millie’s wardrobe malfunction.
‘Yes so happy that Millie and Liam are the winners and the way that he asked her to be his girlfriend OMG man’ commented one viewer.
‘Awww Liam & Millie were too cute, them winning was definitely in the bag after he asked her to be his girlfriend on live TV’ said a second fan.
Pleased: Many fans commented on the the couple becoming boyfriend and girlfriend during the live final
With another adding: ‘Milliam: Boyfriend and girlfriend and winners of Love Island 2021 in one night.’
While a further person wrote: ‘If they didn’t tape Millies nipple she would flash the whole nation since its live.’
‘I NEED TO KNOW WHAT TITTY TAPE MILLIE USES NOW’ demanded a fifth fan.
Reaction: Many were quick to point out Millie’s close call, with several praising her ‘tit tape’
‘The winner is…Millie’s tit tape’ declared a sixth viewer.
With another adding: ‘Millie is lucky her tape was behaving that was a close call.’
Meanwhile, during the interview, Liam said of dropping the L bomb: ‘It was on the tip of my tongue for a week, and I was so close to saying it but I wanted to wait until a nice time, and I thought that last date in the castle was the perfect moment.
Winners! The nail-biting final saw Liam and Millie eventually be crowned the winners of the 2021 series
Sharing is caring: Proving that she was there for love, Millie later opted to split the £50,000 prize money with her new boyfriend, leaving Liam delighted
So close: The happy couple saw off stiff competition from runners-up Chloe and Toby
Contenders: Faye and Teddy finished in third place
Well done: Tyler and Kaz finished up fourth in the competition
‘So I said it, and I beat Millie to it!’
While Millie added: ‘We both planned to say it, but we didn’t know we were both going to say it that night. But because it was his birthday, I thought it was the perfect time to say it and make it really special.’
Elsewhere, after being crowned the winners, Millie proved that she was there for love as she later opted to split the £50,000 prize money with her new boyfriend, leaving Liam delighted.
The happy couple saw off stiff competition from runners-up Chloe and Toby, while Faye and Teddy came third while Kaz and Tyler finished in fourth place.
Eight’s a crowd: [L-R] Teddy Soares and Faye Winter came in third place. Toby Aromolaran and Chloe Burrows were the runners-up. Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank were booted from the villa first, placing fourth. Millie and Liam won the show
LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Sharon Gaffka
Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport
Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me.
‘I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that.’
Name: Aaron Francis
Occupation: Luxury Events Host
Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that.
‘I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends.’
Name: Liberty Poole
Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student
Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy.
‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’
Name: Hugo Hammond
Occupation: PE Teacher
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.
‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’
Name: Liam Reardon
Are you competitive? ‘I am competitive to a certain extent. I’m not over the top. It’s always nice being a winner. If I’m in competition for a female, I want to try my best, but I won’t go too far out of my way. If she liked you that much she wouldn’t have to make a choice.’
Name: Jake Cornish
Occupation: Water Engineer
Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…
‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!’
Name: Kaz Kamwi
Occupation: Fashion Blogger
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’
Name: Chloe Burrows
Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you.’
Name: Faye Winter
Occupation: Letting Manager
What is her type on paper? ‘Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter. I’m like a five-year-old in a playground, if I like you, I will make a mockery of you and laugh and joke. That is my really terrible flirting skills. I need someone who can take that.’
Name: Rachel Finni
Occupation: Luxury travel specialist
Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve scraped the bottom of the dirtiest barrels, that’s how I describe my dating life. So I thought “why not? Let’s apply. If it happens, it happens”.’
Name: Lucinda Strafford
Occupation: Online fashion boutique owner
Which boy do you have your eye on? I really fancy Brad. And then possibly Liam. But obviously I’m open to getting to know any of the other boys.
AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker
Name: AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker
Occupation: Hair extension technician
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve had the worst luck with men. I feel like this is the one thing I haven’t tried. I thought why not? Let’s give it a go.’
Name: Georgia Townend
Occupation: Marketing executive
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve been single for a really long time. Five years. I haven’t done the maths but it’s at least that. I feel like I’ve exhausted all the other options on how to meet people.’
Name: Mary Bedford
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I have the worst luck, ever, with boys. Genuinely the worst ever. I always get dragged into the same circle of boys. So I was like, I need to go in another direction.’
Name: Kaila Troy
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘Real life dating has not been doing me any favours at all. I’ve had it.’
Name: Matthew Macnabb
Occupation: Strategic Marketing Consultant
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I feel like I’m pretty chilled and very adventurous. I’m very laid-back in the sense I like to laugh and I don’t care too much about what people think.’
Name: Amy Day
Why have you signed up for Love Island: I’m clearly not very good at dating myself. I’m looking forward to the experience and the potential of finding someone I might not have met.
Name: Lillie Haynes
From: South Shields
Occupation: Trainee accountant
Who have you got your eye on in the villa? I’ve definitely got my eye on Jake. He’s 100% the type of boy I would go for at home. It’s too good of a match not to just go for. Liam is definitely a dark horse for me, he’s like James Bond when you look at him, absolutely gorgeous. So he could be a very close second.
Name: Jack Barlow
From: East Sussex
Occupation: Racing driver/coach
Who have you got your eye on in the villa? I’m very much a connection type of person so I’ll be able to tell more in person. From what I’ve seen and going off their energy, Chloe has been top of my list. It’s been nice to see her be herself and not care what anyone thinks. I think she’ll be a lot of fun.
Name: Aaron Simpson
What is it like dating as a footballer? Does it make things easier or does it stand in the way? A lot of people have an assumption of me as being a typical player, but I got all of that out of my system when I was younger and now I’m a lot more laid-back when it comes to dating. A lot of people would assume that I go on lots of dates but I’m actually quite picky when it comes to who I date. Sometimes it can be hard to know if someone is genuine or not. My mum is really protective over me. The approval is always needed from mumsy, for sure.
Name: Brett Staniland
Occupation: PhD student and model
Why have you signed up to Love Island? I’ve never had a serious relationship and the last 18 months has been really stagnant in terms of meeting new people and dating. Lots of my friends have settled down, had kids. I’m kind of the one that’s left back from all of that. Now is the right time.
Name: Brad McClelland
Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.
Name: Toby Aromolaran
Occupation: Semi-pro footballer
How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’
Name: Chuggs Wallis
Occupation: Hat entrepreneur
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I just feel like it’s now or never. I’m only 23 but I’m scared of aging. Especially as half of my last year of uni was taken away and we had so many fun plans. With Covid and the pandemic, I feel like I’ve missed a year of my youth, so I’m really gagging to get it all back.’
Name: Millie Court
Occupation: Fashion buyer’s administrator
Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve been single for over a year now. I’m ready to find ‘The One’. I’m very spontaneous and adventurous ‘
Name: Teddy Soares
Occupation: Senior financial consultant
What girl do you have your eye on? I want to get to know all of the girls. I’m not afraid to step on toes to get the girl I want.
Name: Abigail Rawlings
Location: Bournemouth (from Beaconsfield)
Occupation: Tattoo artist
Will you stir things up? ‘Even if I didn’t go in with the intention of stirring things up, it’ll happen regardless.’
Name: Tyler Cruickshank
Occupation: Estate agent
What will you bring to the villa? ‘More energy I think. I’m a person that doesn’t take myself too seriously. I like messing about. I like jokes. I’m not just going to be there just lazing around.’
Name: Medhy Malanda
Location: Luton (originally from Belgium)
Occupation: American footballer
What girl have you got your eye on? ‘Definitely Kaz. Kaz’s personality is fiery, she’s got energy, she’s funny and she’s got a beautiful smile and she’s a nice girl in general.’
Name: Salma Naran
Occupation: Model and Influencer
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve never been in love. What better place to have a tunnel vision and really finding your one? ‘
Name: Harry Young
Occupation: Car Salesman
What girl have you got your eye on? ‘Kaz has always been in my top three. But once I’m in there and speaking with people, it could change.’
Name: Clarisse Juliette
Occupation: Brand owner/influencer
Who have you got you eye on in the villa? Teddy – he’s tall, confident and smooth. I don’t like horrible, cocky guys. If they are honest, that’s what I’d prefer
Name: Dale Mehmet
Will you step on toes to get who you want? It is what it is, isn’t it? I’m not a bad guy who is going to steal somebody’s girl. But if I want something then I’m going to pursue it. I would go about it all in the right way. Everybody would be well aware of what I was doing.
Name: Sam Jackson
Occupation: Maintenance engineer
Will you step on toes to get who you want? That doesn’t bother me. I’m happy to step on someone’s toes to get what I want. If that’s what I’ve got to do, I’ve got to do it. I am looking forward to meeting the boys as well, I’m a proper lads’ lad. I see myself getting on with the boys as well – it’ll be good to meet some new people and get a few bromances going!
Name: Priya Gopaldas
Occupation: Med student
Who is your celebrity crush? This is a very strange answer but Boris Johnson. I have a soft spot for him. It’s the confidence but he is a total sweetheart on the inside and that’s what I like in a boy. He’s the prime minister, very driven but then on the inside he’s a cuddly bear. I also love his blonde hair, that does it for me!