Love Island split or steal explained - Everything you need to know!

With the Love Island final on the horizon (Monday 30th July), we’ve put together the ultimate guide to help you understand what split and steal means.

You may have heard of split or steal when it comes to shows like Golden Balls, but how does work inside the Love Island villa?

Here is everything you need to know.

Love Island Prize Money

If falling madly in love with your Love Island soul mate was not enough, make it to the end and you stand the chance of bagging £50k in hardcore cash too. Sexy, right?

However, not everybody is in this to find their match made in Majorca.

Bring on the twist…

Love Island Split or Steal Explained

Since Love Island’s relaunch on ITV2 in 2015,  producers put together a pretty wicked twist.

Wicked as in cool and potentially wicked as in damn right nasty, that is!

The final couple are handed two envelopes, with one containing £50,000 and the other containing £0.


Whoever opens the envelope that contains the prize money has the choice to ‘split’ the cash with their other half or ‘steal’, meaning they bag the full £50k to themselves.

Who Has Split So Far?

Since the introduction of split or steal, every Love Island finalist has split the cash.

That means Max Morley and Jessica Hayes (series 1), Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoya, and Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies.

Who Has Stole So Far?

NOBODY! How damn romantic is that?

People just chucking £25k at their partners instead!


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