The Island of Love UK 2019 winner Amber Gill opened up about a viral social media post she shared that said she was “switching teams”.
During a candid interview on FUBAR Radio’s Access All Areas, the 24-year-old told hosts Bobby Norris and Stephen Leng that the message on Twitter last month regarding his sexuality was an “improvised moment” but confirmed it was “true”.
“I meant exactly what I said,” she said during the conversation.
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“Switching teams was the best decision I’ve ever made,” Amber tweeted in July. “Watching men makes me sick. I couldn’t get over it.”
Many fans wondered if the post meant Amber was publicly dating, but the reality star hasn’t responded to her comments until now.
When Stephen asked her if it was her “coming out,” Amber replied, “Accidentally yeah, accidentally. I remember watching it. [the Tweet] and thinking, ‘S–t, what did I say?'”
“Like a lot of my friends used to say, ‘If you had to do it anyway, that’s the typical way you’d do it.’
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“Normally people have these beautiful, beautiful stories and these beautiful, beautiful real Instagram posts, like just lush. I put change teams on a Tweet and that’s how I came out.”
Amber added that she currently doesn’t have a ‘woman in her life’ but said she was ‘open to it’ in the future and ‘didn’t have a type’ when it came to to go out with women.
She also admitted that she has found it difficult to date since appearing on the matchmaking show, which she won alongside ex-boyfriend Greg O’Shea.
“I find it really difficult and I don’t really know why. But I’m just very picky now and very careful about what I like and what I don’t like – so I don’t know if it’s in part the reason,” she added.
During The Island of Love UK in 2019, Amber was swept away by Bombshell Greg after her rocky romance with Michael Griffiths.
However, their romance didn’t last, and the couple called it quits just weeks after the finale aired.
Amber later claimed Greg dumped her via text message during an appearance on ITV loose women.
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“From my perspective, I still wanted it to work. And there was a call a few days before, just to chat. But definitely that day, it was just a text,” Amber revealed.
“Basically all I wanted was a bit of effort on his part to come to London or Newcastle to see me.
“I said I’m going to have to give up if you don’t put in the effort. And he said, ‘OK bye’. I expected it to be a little different.”
Greg later appeared on The late show solo after Amber failed to show up after their breakup was announced.
“Me and Amber have been chatting for the past few days and all things [breaking up] on the text is not true,” he said.
“It was over a long period of time, it wasn’t just a text.”
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