Inside Love Island winner Cara De La Hoyde’s boozy Magaluf hen

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by Charlotte Oliver |
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Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey won Love Island 2016

It’s every girl’s right to get rip-roaringly pissed on her hen do – so full credit to Cara de la Hoyde, who gave it her all last week on her last hurrah as a single lady.

The former Love Islander returned to where it all began, the beautiful island of Majorca, for a hell-raising weekend alongside her closest friends, where she swigged Champagne poolside and fashioned every bridal prop going, including a seriously bling, jewel-encrusted captain’s hat.

What a trouper.

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Hannah Elizabeth and Jonathan Clark (2015): SPLIT

Remember when they, like, got engaged on the show? That one didn't quite last...

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Luis Morrison and Cally Jane Beech (2015): SPLIT

They had the first ever Love Island baby but in September 2018 they confirmed they'd split.

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Jordan Ring and Zoe Brown (2015): SPLIT

Absolutely DID NOT work IRL. Neeext.

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Jessica Hayes and Max Morley (2015): SPLIT

Still fancy Max in a huge way, not gonna lie.

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Katie Salmon and Adam Maxwell (2016): SPLIT

Adam claimed he was '100 percent single' shortly after leaving the villa and, um, that was that. #Kadam; gone but never forgotten.

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Rykard Jenkins and Rachel Fenton (2016): SPLIT

At least they lasted 18 months. Not bad going...

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Scott Thomas and Kady McDermott (2016): SPLIT

Scott and Kady managed a year before splitting in 2017.

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Nathan Massey and Cara de da Hoyde (2016): STILL TOGETHER

They've got their little Love Island baby and everything.

Love Island couples9 of 25

Malin Andersson and Terry Walsh (2016): SPLIT

He did date fellow Love Island-er Emma-Jane Woodhams eight months in actual real life before calling it a day. AH WELL.

Love Island couples10 of 25

Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville (2017): SPLIT

Gabby dumped Marcel after he was spotted cheating as they holidayed TOGETHER. Blimey.

Love Island couples11 of 25

Jamie Jewitt and Camilla Thurlow (2017): STILL TOGETHER

An absolute success story of Love Island 2017, Jamie and Camilla and Jamie are still the CUTEST of couples.

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Sam Gowland and Georgia Harrison (2017): SPLIT

Sam seems to be doing alright for himself on Geordie Shore, so we don't think he's too gutted.

Love Island couples13 of 25

Olivia Attwood and Chris Hughes (2017): SPLIT

The couple were plagued with cheating rumours throughout their relationship (who can forget that whole Chris Hughes and Katie Price debacle?). Since their ITVBe show Crackin' On ended, Olivia's confirmed she's back with ex-boyfriend Bradley Dack.

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Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland (2016): STILL TOGETHER

Alex and Olivia are married and literally as strong as ever. We like to live vicariously through them, to be honest.

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Tyla Carr and Jonny Mitchell (2017): SPLIT

Oh it was never gonna last, was it?

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Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies (2017): SPLIT

TheLove Island2017 winners split in December 2017; five months after the finale.

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Montana Brown and Alex Beattie (2017): SPLIT

These two split just weeks after returning to the UK. Sad times.

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Dom Lever and Jess Shears (2017): STILL TOGETHER

Jess and Dom are SO together, in fact, they got 'married' on Good Morning Britain on Valentine's Day 2017. They then got, y'know, properly married.

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Sam Bird and Georgia Steel: SPLIT

You know how this one went. Sam accused Georgia of cheating on him with her ex, which she denied. It's safe to say they didn't split on the best of terms.

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Zara McDermott and Adam Collard: SPLIT

Zara and Adam called it quits at the beginning of 2019. WAH.

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Megan Barton-Hanson and Wes Nelson: SPLIT

Megan and Wesdidmove in together, but announced their split in January 2019 following rumours Wes was getting close toDancing on Icepartner Vanessa Bauer. Uh oh.

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Josh Denzel and Kaz Crossley: SPLIT

Josh and Kaz announced their split in February 2019, with Kaz saying: "Sometimes things don't go the way you planned, but you have to be grateful for the journey. Thank you for everything especially showing me how to love myself again."

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Samira Mighty and Frankie Foster: SPLIT

Frankie reportedly cheated on Samira and that was that. Done. Over. thank u, next.

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Laura Anderson and Paul Knops: SPLIT

There's no bad blood betweenLaura and Paul, but they split months after making it to the final of the show.

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Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer: SPLIT

Dani released a statement via Instagram Stories (how very 2018) announcing thewinning 2018 couple had SPLIT, before they got back together just days later. Hmm.However fast forward to April 2019 and Jack announced they'd split.

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Cara and her loyal band of gal pals kicked things off in matching Minnie Mouse ears, as they fled to Spain.

They then wasted no time in sampling all the local culture of notorious party town Magaluf (or Shag-aluf to its regulars).

There, they danced, sang and popped bottles of Champers in the sun, before continuing the celebrations as they headed to Pirates Reloaded, Majorca’s most glitzy, adults-only revue.

Throughout the revelries, Cara ensured all attention was on her and her impending nuptials, as she modelled everything from a bride-emblazoned swimsuit to a frilly white tutu.

Once an out-and-proud party girl, in recent years, Cara’s swapped the wild nights out for cosy nights in Kent with fiancé Nathan Massey (who she won Love Island with in 2016), and their son Freddie, one.

But the 28 year old proved she hasn’t lost her touch, as she shared snippets of her wild bachelorette do with fans. And really, it’s no surprise that the reality star looks right at home in Majorca – after all, it’s not only where she met her future hubs, but where Nathan proposed last July.

The couple are set to get married this summer, and are sharing their wedding preparations on the current series of TOWIE, having made a return after a six-month hiatus.

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The bride-to-be has previously revealed she was nervous about her hen, considering she’d been left completely in the dark by her friends who were organising it. She did, however, make something perfectly clear to them.

"I did ask one thing – just please, don’t make me look ridiculous," she said. "I want to look glamorous."

Well, mission accomplished. Nothing screams glamour like three tons of diamonds glued to a bride-labelled Smiffy’s cap.

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