“I love romance but I have never really got to have it”
The reality show beauty is already plotting a “royal”-style wedding day, reuniting all the stars of the hit show as soon as next summer.
Dani told how she had finally found her “prince” in pen salesman Jack Fincham. The daughter of EastEnders hardman Danny is now claimed to be planning a week-long “sex marathon” with Jack.
Dani says she has babies on the brain and wants to wed by the time she turns 23 next year. She has been inspired by Meghan Markle’s wedding and is eyeing up a similar chic white dress.
She said: “I can’t believe we are the winners. It means the world to us and more. Words can’t describe how we are feeling. Jack, I love you so much.
“I wanted the fairytale and to find the prince – in the past I tended to go for the beast. I love romance but I have never really got to have it.
“I always wanted to be married at 23. I sobbed my heart out at the royal wedding this year and Meghan Markle looked stunning – that is my fairytale.”
Danny posted a congratulatory message to his daughter online, promising to rush home from holiday to meet his son-in-law-to-be.
The pair are set to cash in with their own telly show, sponsorship deals and nightclub appearances. They have also revealed plans to move in together immediately.
Dani said: “I was useless at romance so I was nervous about doing Love Island. When the show was mentioned to me I asked my nan and she said: ‘Go and have eight weeks holiday in Majorca.’
“I’ve only had two serious boyfriends in the past. One when I was 16 to 20. I’m speechless. I don’t know how this happened.”
Delighted Dani posted a cute snap with Jack, 26, as she thanked the pair’s hordes of fans for voting for them before they enjoyed their first night together away from the spotlight.
Experts reckon she could be set for a stint in EastEnders. And her father, 41, along with wife Jo Mas, revealed they are “so proud” of their girl.
They uploaded their message on Instagram while sitting on a theme park ride at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Danny screamed: “Dan you’ve only gone and done it… listen we can’t wait, we’re coming to see you.” Mum Jo chimed in: “Baby, we’re so proud of you.”
Jack said: “This doesn’t feel real yet. I am so grateful. First trip on a plane with my beautiful girlfriend.“What an amazing experience, thank you so much everyone. Love you so much, Dani.”
One Love Islander revealed the pair were “too scared” to get intimate onscreen because they were petrified of Danny’s reaction.
Spilling the scoop, the contestant, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: “They kept saying they planned to leave the villa and go away for a couple of days and have a sex marathon to make up for what they didn’t do in the house.“
Dani said: “The other people having sex in the villa didn’t bother me. My dad works in the industry and anything I did would have affected him as well.”
Fellow finalist Josh Denzel said everyone was “too knackered for hanky panky” following their big wrap party.
Josh, 27, added: “All the boys, especially me and Jack, were thinking, ‘Come on, can we wrap this up?’ We had a 6am flight and got into bed and Kaz rolled over.
“I thought ‘no’, I have waited eight weeks for this. It’s been a long time coming. I’m sure that Jack and Dani will reach level zero.”
Jack said: “I like having a laugh and don’t take myself too seriously. I don’t do all the cringey stuff. I don’t go out sleeping with loads of birds.
“I used to box and was always in the gym but that was two years ago. I haven’t let myself go completely but I go to the gym now more for the social element and end up in the sauna having a chat.”
Meanwhile, celebs were quick to praise the couple. Socialite Paris Hilton tweeted: “Congrats Dani and Jack on winning Love Island. You both deserve it!”
And a clearly delighted comedian Paul Chuckle said: “Obvious winners. Don’t they make a lovely couple.”