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After five weeks of sun-soaked shenanigans, tears, laughter and romance, Heartbreak Island has come to an end - with golden couple Harry Jowsey and Georgia Bryers walking away with love AND money.

Harry and Georgia put their hearts on the line and leave their tropical island paradise with the incredible prize package of $100,000, an all-new Suzuki Swift and a once in a lifetime holiday to Los Angeles, courtesy of Fiji Airways and helloworld.

Harry and Georgia coupled-up early in the series and their relationship went from strength to strength. Their blossoming romance was the talk of the island, but the love-birds knew how to play strategically when they needed to, a combination that was key to their success.

In tonight’s nail-biting grand finale, Harry and Georgia went up against their island besties Joshua Fankhauser and Ruby Mills in a three-part challenge that tested their commitment, trust and communication.

The couples had their commitment to each other tested by revealing to show hosts Mark Dye and Matilda Rice how far they’d go to win the cash, choosing whether they would shave their heads, get a "tramp-stamp" tattoo, eat pigs intestines or walk over hot coals, all in the hope of securing the money. Next, the blindfolded guys put their trust in the girls, who directed them through a maze of bottles. Their communication was tested to the max when collecting all 18 bottles from in amongst the palm trees, each containing a single word. These 18 words placed in the correct order would form a mystery poem.

Going into the final part of the challenge 26pts ahead, Joshua and Ruby looked to have the prize in the bag. But after excelling at the poem, placing all the words in the correct position, Harry and Georgia secured the maximum 36pts versus Joshua and Ruby's 2pts, and they took out the top spot.

Fan favourite, Harry Jowsey said: "Winning Heartbreak Island is incredible! To have made it to the very end of the competition and to have done it with someone as incredible as Georgia is something I will cherish for the rest of my life. Heartbreak Island was life changing to say the least; the experiences, the lovely locals and everyone behind the scenes made it all worthwhile. Walking away with the ultimate prize and memories that will never fade is something that I could only dream of."

Georgia added: "Taking a leap of faith and going onto Heartbreak Island has been my most life-changing experience to date! It was the most exciting, challenging and high-intensity situation I've ever been in and I could not be prouder of how well Harry and I worked together and managed to come out on top. I have made friendships and memories that will last a life time and I wouldn't change my time on the island for the world."

Want to see what Joshua and Ruby thought of missing out on the grand prize? Follow them on their Secret Date exclusively on TVNZ OnDemand HERE.

Heartbreak Island is returning to TVNZ in 2019 and is looking for a new batch of singles who are ready to play with their hearts and their heads in the ultimate game of love!!!

TVNZ are looking for men and women aged 18+ from all over New Zealand; and a diverse mix of ethnicities, backgrounds and occupations.

Head to: tvnz.co.nz/heartbreakisland and you could be packing your suitcase and taking up residence in tropical Fiji with the guy or girl of your dreams. But what would you choose - love or money? APPLY NOW.

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