She is set to enter the
And Amber Gill has revealed she was actually asked to join last year’s show, however she turned down the opportunity because she had a boyfriend at the time.
However the beauty therapist, 21, admitted that she’s relieved that she didn’t head into the villa last year because she didn’t fancy any of the male contestants.
Not for me! Love Island newcomer Amber Gill has revealed she was actually asked to join last year’s show, however she turned down the opportunity because she had a boyfriend at the time
Discussing her decision to say yes to the reality show, Amber said: ‘I was asked on Instagram, I actually got asked the previous year as well but I had a boyfriend at the time and I didn’t see the message.
‘This year, it came up and I thought “why not?” that’s the second time they’ve asked so I thought “why not answer it?”
However she confessed she would have ‘struggled a bit’ if she had been in a position to appear on the hit ITV2 show last year because ‘nobody was her type’.
Not her type on paper: However the beauty therapist, 21, admitted that she’s relieved that she didn’t head into the villa last year because she didn’t fancy any of the male contestants
Amber, who is pals with former islanders Adam Collard and Ellie Brown from last year’s show, revealed that she is hoping for ‘fun’ boys in the villa this year.
She said that she thinks her fellow Geordie Love Island alum will be shocked to see her on the show, adding: ‘I don’t think that people would expect me out of everyone in Newcastle.’
When questioned about why she thinks she got selected, Amber said: ‘I am a bit of a nutter and I don’t take myself too seriously, I like to have fun and that’s what it’s all about really, isn’t it?
She said: ‘Discussing her decision to say yes to the reality show, Amber said: ‘I was asked on Instagram, I actually got asked the previous year as well but I had a boyfriend at the time and I didn’t see the message’
Why not? ‘This year, it came up and I thought “why not?” that’s the second time they’ve asked so I thought “why not answer it?”
‘It’s just the way that I am, the way that I speak. I don’t really do anything; I am just out there. My normal is probably their outrageous. On a night out, I’ll be standing on the chairs and tables and things.’
Self-confessed hot-head Amber revealed that there will be some people she may clash with during her time in the confined villa, which has previously proven to test islanders patience.
She said: ‘I don’t like cocky and arrogant people, I don’t like people who are nasty or single everyone out. I would stick up for people or myself if that happened. Normally, if people are nice, I’ll get on with them.’
Struggles: However she confessed she would have ‘struggled a bit’ if she had been in a position to appear on the hit ITV2 show last year because ‘nobody was her type’
On the topic of clashing with other islanders, Amber detailed how she will deal with stepping on other girl’s toes: ‘I wouln’t say I wouldn’t not go after them but there’s a right and a wrong way to go about it.
‘I would always stand beside girl’s code but that’s what the show’s about isn’t it? At the end of the day, you can’t cut of your nose to spite your face for somebody else.
‘I would probably speak to the girl first and say ‘Look, this is what I want to do’ and see how she felt. I would try not to step on anyone’s toes but you’ve got to look out for yourself at the same time, haven’t you?’
Fun in the sun! Amber, who is pals with former islanders Adam Collard and Ellie Brown (right) from last year’s show, revealed that she is hoping for ‘fun’ boys in the villa this year
When it comes to watching other people be ‘mugged off’, she added: ‘If it didn’t concern me, I’d try to not get involved but if it did then I would have something to say because you have to treat people as you want to be treated but not too much because you’ve just got to let people get on with what they want to do.’`
Amber admitted you ‘can’t be too cocky’ about how long you’re in the villa, but during her time she revealed she will be ‘stubborn’ when it comes to getting intimate with the other half of her couple and plans not to on the show.
Divulging her plans for when she leaves the villa, Amber said she hopes to expand her beauty and holistic business.
Shocked: She said that she thinks her fellow Geordie Love Island alum will be shocked to see her on the show, adding: ‘I don’t think that people would expect me out of everyone in Newcastle’
She also revealed her passion for crystals and reiki, adding: ‘I have all my crystals and do reiki healing and I feel like no one really talks about it so if I do have a platform, that’s what I’ll talk about.
‘I feel like it’s really good for mental health and when you’re feeling down, it’s how you can pick yourself back up. I’ll be taking my crystals in the villa because I love them and I take them everywhere, if anyone asks, I’ll tell them.
‘I only talk about them if people are interested because sometimes you do get people saying “this creepy girl is using crystals with her witchy ways”. If someone is interested, I am more than happy to do reiki on them.’
Clash: Self-confessed hot-head Amber revealed that there will be some people she may clash with during her time in the confined villa, which has previously proven to test islanders patience
LOVE ISLAND 2019: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Strictly speaking: Curtis is AJ Pritchard’s kid brother
Name: Curtis Pritchard
Occupation: Latin and Ballroom Pro
Claim To Fame: Curtis is a pro dancer on Dancing With The Stars in Ireland, and is the younger brother of Strictly Come Dancing’s AJ Pritchard
Thoughts On Dating: ‘I’ve probably been on less than ten dates, maybe five. I’ve never used a dating app. All of this meeting people on social media and apps is fake,’ he says
Ever Cheated? ‘I have cheated before. I will always be loyal from now on’
Exotic: Anna boasts a Middle-Eastern heritage
Name: Anna Vakili
Claim To Fame: ‘I ended up on the Iranian News earlier this year when my sister and I were away in Qatar with two Iranian footballers who have a huge following. Suddenly my followers went up by 20,000 and I started being tagged in fan pages!’ she recalls
Marks Out Of 10? ‘I would rate myself an eight. My best feature is my eyes, I get compliments on my eyes a lot. I wish I had a penny for every time I’ve had a compliment on my eyes’
She blinded me with science: Yewande has been unlucky in love
Name: Yewande Biala
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Thoughts On Love: Yewande says: ‘I don’t think there is a science to finding love and if there is then I have clearly been reading the wrong books’
Celebrity Crush: Anthony Joshua
In It To Win It? ‘I am a terrible flirt but I’m such a girly girl and I can’t imagine stealing someone’s man in there. I don’t think I’d be that type but never say never,’ she says
Too fast, too fury-ous: Tommy’s a boxer… like his brother
Name: Tommy Fury
Looking For? ‘Blonde hair, blue eyes, good tan, gym girl… Ariana Grande. That girl is fire!’
Claim To Fame: ‘It’s probably my brother, Tyson, but I’m my own man and I’ve said it throughout my whole boxing career. I don’t want to be labelled as his little brother, I’m my own man and I’m doing the best that I can do in life and that’s all I’m setting out to achieve,’ Tommy says
Hot stuff: Fireman Michael wants to be ‘someone’s personal hero’
Name: Michael Griffiths
Marks Out Of Ten? ‘I get complimented on my smile a lot. People seem to be obsessed with my lips. I’d rate myself ten out of ten, I would have said nine but I’m a hero so it bumps it up,’ is Michael’s modest answer
Ever Cheated? ‘Once. It was a revenge cheat’
Up and away: Welsh Callum works in aviation
Name: Callum Macleod
Occupation: Aircraft Engineer
Location: South Wales
Disastrous Dating Story: ‘I went to the cinema with a girl and she sat on a piece of chocolate that melted onto her leather trousers,’ Callum recalls. ‘She shot off to the toilet to clean them and didn’t come back for ages. I watched the majority of the film on my own. I later found her fretting in the toilets because she couldn’t get her trousers back on’
Cocky? Amber rates herself 10/10
Name: Amber Gill
Occupation: Beauty Therapist
Disastrous Dating Story: ‘I was speaking to this guy and he lived in Manchester and I got the train down to see him,’ Amber recounts. ‘I was nervous because he was really good looking and a bit older than me. I had five Cosmopolitans in a can and I drank them on the train. When the train got to Manchester I got up and I was drunk! He was waiting for me at the train station and when I got off I fell through the gap between the train and platform. What an icebreaker though!’
Got talent? Amy has a crush on David Walliams and Simon Cowell
Name: Amy Hart
Occupation: Cabin Crew
Location: Worthing, Sussex
Celebrity Crushes: Liam Hemsworth, Ashley Banjo, David Walliams and Simon Cowell. ‘You’d never go there obviously but there is something about them,’ Amy says
Claim To Fame: Amy once met Liam Payne and had a photo with him. When she posted it online she was bombarded with hate mail from One Directioners, who thought she was his new squeeze
Food of love: Sherif is a dab-hand in the kitchen
Name: Sherif Lanre
Occupation: Chef and Semi-pro Rugby Player
Worst traits: ‘Number one would be that I’m pretty outrageous, that can also translate to the bad side,’ Sherif says. ‘On top of that, I laugh at everything which sometimes gets me into trouble. I can’t really take anything seriously. My actual laugh, my hysterical laugh is pretty ugly’
Fitness first: Anton wants a girl who likes working out
Name: Anton Danyluk
Occupation: Gym Owner
Location: Airdrie, Scotland
Worst Date: ‘I bought myself a Porsche when I was 21, as you do! I picked a girl up in that and she started taking pictures when she was in the car and sending it to her friends. It shouldn’t matter what I was driving whether that be a Corsa or a Porsche so I finished the date right there’
Name: Joe Garratt
Occupation: Catering Company Owner
Marks Out Of 10? ‘Today, I reckon about an 8.5! In the mornings I’m probably like a low 8. I consistently stay around the 8s to 9s in my opinion. Maybe some days I go past the 9, when it’s a really good day…. a suit day. My best feature is my chat. I’m cheeky and a bit of a charmer. Looks wise, I’d say my best features are my teeth or curly hair’
Name: Lucie Donlan
Famous exes? ‘The last guy I was with was Charlie [Frederick] from last year’s Love Island. We got together a few weeks after he came out of the villa. I’ve spoken to Joey Essex on and off because I love his personality, it’s so funny. Lookswise I like Jay Alvarrez. He surfs, skydives and he’s got amazing hair. I would marry him!’