Love Island 2018: Megan and Wes take the next big step after epic date

Wes and Megan kiss.

Megan Barton Hanson and Wes Nelson take the next step in their relationship on Love Island 2018 tonight.

The official couple are the latest to head out on their epic final date.

They depart the villa for a romantic afternoon aboard a luxury yacht. And as they look ahead to a life together outside of the Love Island villa, Megan opens up about how she has changed with Wes.

Arriving on the date, it’s not long before Wes is showing Megan his sentimental side: “You can’t truly feel 100% happy until you are starting to fall in love and you are starting to love someone.

"I’ve definitely found the right person. As much as I say it, my Love Island experience did definitely not start until we were coupled up and we started seeing each other.”

Megan too gets emotional as she reflects on what her Love Island journey has taught her: “Because I’ve been hurt so much in the past, I didn’t rate myself. The job’s I’ve had I’ve been put down for, and people have a certain perception of someone who has been a dancer or a glamour model.

"I just thought ‘what have I got to give someone? Especially someone like you, on the outside world, I’d never speak to someone like you. You’ve got a good job. You’re intelligent. Everything you do you’re amazing at. I always put myself down. But in here I feel like I have come so far and I’ve learned to love myself a little bit.”

Wes then offers Megan further assurances on how she has changed as a person in their weeks together: “You can see it though. You’ve seen that you’ve learnt a lot about yourself. The way that you talk, your mannerisms, the way you hold yourself, it is so good to see, you’ve come so far.”

Honouring the part Wes has played in her transformation, Megan declares: "I couldn’t have done it without you, you have helped me so much in here. It’s taken me a long time but finally now I’ve met you, I realise that people like me for me and you’ve definitely fallen in love with the real Megan.”

Happy to have silenced their critics and those that speculated they wouldn’t last, Megan admits: “I honestly didn’t expect to be here in the final week with you. I think so many people doubted us in the villa, outside.

"I think we’ve been the underdogs the whole time but I think the last two weeks we’ve really shown everyone in the villa how much we mean to each other, they can see it’s genuine. I’m so excited for the future.”

Love Island 2018 airs tonight at 9PM on ITV2.

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