Love Island 2023 winners Kai and Sanam opportunities after Love Island

Kai and Sanam talk about disappointment not being offered any opportunities after Love Island

‘We weren’t what they wanted’

Winter Love Island 2023 winners Kai and Sanam have opened up about not being offered work opportunities after Love Island. The couple won the series earlier this year but have said compared to previous winners, they feel they’ve been offered little work.

Winners, and others from the show, in the past have been offered huge six-figure deals with brands, and have landed their own TV shows, podcasts and deals with magazines. It’s become a normal expectation that Islanders will become influencers and celebs, and go on to make millions.

“People have asked us, ‘why did you never get daytime TV when you came out the villa’,” Kai began in the clip. “‘Why did you never do photoshoots in the tabloids?’ And the answer is we don’t know. We have no answer to that. We don’t really know why all previous Love Island winners before us, and after us, got opportunities.

“There’s no justification for it. I feel like since we’ve come out the villa all we’ve done is spend time with each other.” Sanam added that since the show they’ve focused on finding and building a home together, which Kai added has been “the most important thing to us.”

Kai explained they didn’t go on the show and “expect” any opportunities and they instead went on to find love which they said they have. “We’re really happy with that,” he said. “The things that come with it – maybe we weren’t what they wanted. Not what they wanted Love Island winners to be, because we don’t cause drama…we don’t do certain things other Love Island winners do. Maybe that’s your answer, maybe it’s something else.”


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The couple then went on to say they represented a lot of different people on the show, with Sanam being Indian and Caribbean and Kai being Jamaican and English. “We represent the diversity of the country here,” Kai said. “I feel like that’s something to be celebrated.”

Sanam added she thought their diversity would be something that was “spoken about more” on the show and after, but instead more focus was on Sanam being the first girl from Casa Amor who had won the show. “At the end of the day, I think what we believe in and who we are – we represent more than just that,” she said. Kai added: “We represent people from a minority being able to win one of the biggest shows in the UK, in the world.”

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