Entertainment: Love Island's Davide surprised with sweet welcome home party after winning show

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Love Island winner Davide Sanclimenti was surprised with a sweet welcome home party this week after he and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu returned to the UK after being voted the winners of 2022 Love Island on 1 August.

Davide and Ekin-Su, both 27, arrived back on home soil on Wednesday 3 August looking elated following their victory.

On his return to Manchester, Davide was welcomed by family and friends with a surprise welcome home party after winning the ITV dating show.

The Italian born star shared a snap with his 1.6 million followers as he was greeted with the sweet party.

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Davide was welcomed back to the UK with a sweet surprise party © Davide Sanclimenti / Instagram Davide was welcomed back to the UK with a sweet surprise party

Davide smiled for the camera as he was pictured standing in front of a huge window that looked over the city of Manchester.

A sign on the window read “Welcome home” with a heart.

Gold and clear balloons with gold confetti inside were strewn around the venue to welcome back the popular reality star after his and Ekin-Su’s big win.

Davide showed off his Majorcan tan wearing a yellow polo shirt and blue shorts matched with white trainers. Despite being inside, he kept his shades on.

The star was still holding on to his Love Island suitcase with his name as he was welcomed back by family and friends.

Davide and Ekin-Su were crowned this year's Love Island winners © Matt Frost/ITV/REX/Shutterstock Davide and Ekin-Su were crowned this year's Love Island winners

According to ITV figures, Ekin-Su and Davide won the Love Island final by 63.69 per cent of the final vote.

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While runners-up Gemma Owen and Luca Bish received 14.47 per cent of votes, Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope had 11.77% of the votes and Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page had 10.07 per cent.

Showing their appreciation to their followers after they won the series, Ekin-Su said: "Thank you everyone for voting us and thank you for making us who we are."

Davide then added: "I didn't expect, I still don't believe it," to which Ekin-Su said: "I can't believe it, I think everyone's winners in here and I just feel really lucky to be here."

"We are all four great couples, but yeah thank you for everyone," Davide stated.

Love Island winners Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti were buzzing as they returned to the UK © PA Love Island winners Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti were buzzing as they returned to the UK

Ekin-Su then added: "Thank you for everyone, literally for going on our journey with us, it means so much, so much."

Speaking in Italian, Davide said: "Grazie a tutti for voting us," while Ekin-Su shouted: "We love you, ti amo!"

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