Turns out Amber Gill was asked to go on Love Island last year 3 months ago

Turns out Amber Gill was asked to go on Love Island last year

Would've been a very different show, in fairness.

Amber Gill won this year's series of Love Island. 

In a final result that simultaneously shocked everybody and nobody, the Newcastle gal bagged the sweet, sweet €50k alongside Limerick's own Greg O'Shea making them the first couple who had known each other a mere 10 days to win the show.

Fair play.

As it turns out though, Amber wasn't even supposed to be in this year's series of Love Island. 

Not because producers didn't want her there, but because she was originally asked to go on last year's series instead.


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In a Q&A with her fans this week, the 2019 winner said that she hadn't applied for the show, but that she had been scouted. Twice.

"I didn't actually apply to go on Love Island, I was asked via Instagram," she said.

"I was actually asked the year before, but I had a boyfriend... but let's not talk about him. I thought, 'Why the hell not? Let's try it.' and I won."

G'wan, like.

This comes after it was revealed that only six of this year's contestants had actually applied to appear on the series. 

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According to reports, 24 islanders were approached by producers - and six of them had agents who got them on the show.

Amy Hart, Michael Griffiths, Joe Garratt and Ovie Soko were among those who actually submitted their own applications, according to The Mirror

However, the other two islanders who applied to go on the show are still a mystery.

Curtis and Tommy were among the few whose agents applied directly to ITV for them, but despite this, producers remain adamant that each contestant still has to go through the same process before they are selected for series.