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Love Island’s Paige Turley and Finley Tapp are smitten at launch of Essex restaurant


They stole the hearts of Love Island viewers during the show’s first ever winter series in 2020. 

And proving they are still as smiiten as ever, Paige Turley and Finley Tapp put on a loved-up display as they attended the launch of Kem Cetinay‘s restaurant Array in Romford, Essex on Saturday night. 

The Love Island winners were joined by a whole host of reality stars, including a glamorous Vicky Pattison who was dressed to impress in a leather pencil dress and heels. 

So smitten: Paige Turley and Finley Tapp put on a loved-up display as they attended the launch of Kem Cetinay’s restaurant Array in Romford, Essex on Saturday night

Arriving on the red carpet laid out at the new eatery’s entrance, Paige and Finn proved just how in sync they are as a couple as they sported complementing looks for the evening. 

Finn looked dapper in black jeans and an open white denim shirt, while Paige brought the glamour in a silver metallic mini dress. 

Her head-turning number featured ruched detailing at the sides and a thigh-high hem, with Paige accentuating her incredibly toned pins further with a pair of polka dot heels. 

Wearing her long blonde locks down in bouncy curls and rocking a flawless make-up look, Paige was seen cuddling up to her reality star beau as they posed for pictures on their arrival. 

Stunning: The Love Island winners were joined by a glamorous Vicky Pattison, who rocked a leather pencil dress and heels for the launch party

Stunning: The Love Island winners were joined by a glamorous Vicky Pattison, who rocked a leather pencil dress and heels for the launch party 

Beauty: Paige turned heads in a metallic silver dress that came with ruched detailing down the sides and polka dot heels

Beauty: Paige turned heads in a metallic silver dress that came with ruched detailing down the sides and polka dot heels 

So in sync: Her outfit perfectly complemented her reality star beau Finley Tapp, who looked dapper in black jeans and an open white denim shirt

Sweet: The pair were inseparable as they checked out the newly-launched eatery

So in sync: Her outfit perfectly complemented her reality star beau Finley Tapp, who looked dapper in black jeans and an open white denim shirt

Cute: Paige and Finn, who have been dating since January 2020, were seen enjoying a drink inside the new venue, owned by Love Island alum Kem Cetinay

Cute: Paige and Finn, who have been dating since January 2020, were seen enjoying a drink inside the new venue, owned by Love Island alum Kem Cetinay 

Gorgeous: Paige finished off her look by wearing her hair in bouncy curls and sporting a flawless make-up look

Gorgeous: Paige finished off her look by wearing her hair in bouncy curls and sporting a flawless make-up look

Inside the venue, the couple were inseparable as they rubbed shoulders with their fellow reality stars, including former Geordie Shore star Vicky. 

She was joined by her former TOWIE star beau Ercan Ramadan and stunned in a fitted leather pencil dress that boasted buckle detailing at the waist and a slit at the front of the skirt. 

Vicky teamed her sophisticated number with black court heel shoes and let her dress take centre stage as she pulled her blonde tresses back into a slick ponytail. 

Ercan, meanwhile, cut a smart figure in a striped polo shirt and white tailored trousers.  

Loved-up: Former Geordie Shore star Vicky arrived on the arm of her TOWIE star beau Ercan Ramadan, with the pair posing with their arms around each other on their arrival

Loved-up: Former Geordie Shore star Vicky arrived on the arm of her TOWIE star beau Ercan Ramadan, with the pair posing with their arms around each other on their arrival

Chic: Vicky teamed her leather dress with black court heels and her locks swept back into a sleek high ponytail

Chic: Vicky teamed her leather dress with black court heels and her locks swept back into a sleek high ponytail 

Kicking back: She was seen trying out the Instagram-worthy spots inside the restaurant as she posed on a pink chair surrounded by flowers

Kicking back: She was seen trying out the Instagram-worthy spots inside the restaurant as she posed on a pink chair surrounded by flowers

He and Vicky, who currently live together, have been dating since 2019 and recently welcomed new pup Milo into their lives. 

Taking a night off from their doggy parenting duties, the couple made themselves at home as they attended the launch, with Vicky stunning as she posed on a velvet pink chair surrounded by flowers. 

The launch brought down a slew of Love Island’s finest, with 2019 winner Amber Gill stopping by, as well as Georgia Steele. 

Amber cut a chic figure in mom jeans and a corseted black top, while Georgia stunned in a stylish two-tone midi dress. 

Other celebrity faces in attendance included Capital Breakfast presenter Roman Kemp and radio host Arielle Free, who hosts Love Island podcast, Love Island: The Morning After, with restaurant owner Kem. 

Love Island's finest: Also in attendance was 2019 winner Amber Gill who looked chic in jeans and a corseted top

Stylish: Georgia Steele, who shot to fame on Love Island's 2018 series, looked lovely in a black dress and heels

Love Island’s finest: Also in attendance was 2019 winner Amber Gill (L) and Georgia Steele who found fame on Love Island the year before in 2018

Strike a pose: Georgia stunned in a ribbed two-tone dress that came with ruffled detailing at the bust and a cool arrow logo

Strike a pose: Georgia stunned in a ribbed two-tone dress that came with ruffled detailing at the bust and a cool arrow logo

Lovely: The reality star wore her hair in loose curls and finished off her look with a slick of lipgloss and blusher-tinted cheeks

Lovely: The reality star wore her hair in loose curls and finished off her look with a slick of lipgloss and blusher-tinted cheeks

Rubbing shoulders: She was seen cosying up to Kem to celebrate his new venture

Rubbing shoulders: She was seen cosying up to Kem to celebrate his new venture

Stopping by: Capital Breakfast radio host Roman Kemp made sure to swing by the launch and was seen posing alongside Amber Gill

Stopping by: Capital Breakfast radio host Roman Kemp made sure to swing by the launch and was seen posing alongside Amber Gill

TOWIE star Mario Falcone stopped by to celebrate the opening, as did Chris Hughes who made sure to throw his support behind best pal Kem.

And man of the moment Kem had plenty to smile about, as he was seen beaming from ear-to-ear while enjoying drinks inside his newly launched restaurant. 

The reality star, who shot to fame on Love Island’s 2017 series, which he won alongside ex-girlfriend Amber Davies, was suited and booted for the occasion in a tailored olive green two-piece suit. 

He owns Array with his right-hand man Nadir Gul and the pair have been working over the last two years to get the restaurant – which is reportedly fully-booked up until December after taking 5000 bookings on its opening – up and running. 

The eatery treats diners to an eclectic menu featuring a global mix of dishes taking inspiration from around the world, from Asian cuisine to Mediterranean favourites.

It also features a long list of cocktails including a Love Island Iced Tea in a nod to Kem’s time on the ITV2 dating series.  

Smile: Roman cut a trendy figure in a sliver bomber jacket and grey trousers

Leggy: Arielle dressed up in a shirt and shorts combo that left her toned pins on display

Smile: Roman was joined by fellow radio host Arielle Free who hosts podcast Love Island: The Morning After alongside Kem

Support: Kem's best pal and Love Island co-star Chris Hughes made sure to be in attendance

Support: Kem’s best pal and Love Island co-star Chris Hughes made sure to be in attendance

Reality star royalty: Chris joined TOWIE stars Mario Falcone and Ercan inside, as well as Paige and Finn (pictured L-R: Mario Falcone, Finley Tapp, Paige Turley, Ercan Ramadan and Chris Hughes)

Reality star royalty: Chris joined TOWIE stars Mario Falcone and Ercan inside, as well as Paige and Finn (pictured L-R: Mario Falcone, Finley Tapp, Paige Turley, Ercan Ramadan and Chris Hughes)

Suited and booted: Kem made sure to pull out all the stops for his big night and wore an olive green tailored suit for the restaurant launch

Suited and booted: Kem made sure to pull out all the stops for his big night and wore an olive green tailored suit for the restaurant launch

'So so proud': He told fans that the launch had been two years in the making and he was so 'proud' of himself for turning his dream into a reality

‘So so proud’: He told fans that the launch had been two years in the making and he was so ‘proud’ of himself for turning his dream into a reality

Marking the opening on Instagram, Kem told fans he was ‘so so proud’ of the pair for finally making their dream a reality. 

He penned: ‘The last 2 years and what we went through all lead up to yesterday which for me was the biggest accomplishment of my life. I’m so so proud of myself and my right hand man @nadir_gul for never giving up.

‘Before I get too emotional I have to mention my Dad.. you have been my rock this whole journey. Even when you knew it was so tough you told me whatever I put my mind to I can achieve, no matter how difficult and you always told me to dream big.

‘Finally a huge thankyou to our amazing team at @arrayessex for working so hard. We are so proud of all of you.’

Since appearing on Love Island four years ago, barber Kem has appeared on Dancing On Ice and is now known for presenting, having previously presented the entertainment news on Good Morning Britain and This Morning. 

He is also a mental health advocate for charity Calm. 

New venture: Kem owns Essex restaurant Array with his right-hand man Nadir Gul

New venture: Kem owns Essex restaurant Array with his right-hand man Nadir Gul



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