Love Island’s Olivia Hawkins breaks silence as she returns to the UK and says the ‘hard work starts now’

LOVE Island star Olivia Hawkins has broken her silence as she returned to the UK after being dumped from the villa.

The boxing ring girl, 27, who left in an ‘exclusive’ couple with Maxwell Samuda, 23, admitted that the “real journey starts now”.

Olivia Hawkins broke her silence as she returned to the UK after dumpingITVHer family surprised her with a welcome home balloonInstagram

Olivia‘s family surprised her with a pink and white balloon welcome home balloon.

It had a special message which read: “So proud of you, Olivia.”

Sharing a photo of it on Instagram, she wrote: “Home safely! Thank you all for you lovely messages of support whilst I’ve been in the villa, so good to be reunited with friends and family. Much love, Olivia.”

The brunette beauty also uploaded a picture of a postcard from the crew at KML airlines.

It read: “Hi lovebirds, so lovely to have you on board with us today.

“We hope that you’ve enjoyed your adventures in South Africa.

“We wish you all the best and love for the future.”

Acknowledging that the hard work starts now, Olivia wrote: “Thanks to the KML crew for making our journey home so special but the real journey starts now Maxwell,” with a heart hands emoji.

The pair were dumped from the ITV2 show as they were voted the least compatible couple by the public.

Since their eviction, the finance student is already planning his first date with the aspiring actress.

He also hinted that their may be serious, as he revealed the pair want to meet each other’s families as soon as possible.

He told ITV: “We’ve talked about our first date. We had a date in the villa but we’ve been discussing what we might like to do outside and when we can do it.

“We also want to meet each other’s friends and families.”

He added: “I am definitely the one that is planning it, I was thinking maybe a nice little sushi spot and some drinks.”

Olivia got the chop along with Maxwell in a bizarre twist.

They had the power to dump another couple, picking co-star Claudia Fogarty and her partner Keanan Brand.

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