Love Island’s Amber Gill ‘flirts and looks cosy with’ Hollyoaks star Malique Thompson-Dwyer after shock split from Greg O’Shea
Love Island’s Amber Gill was seen deep in conversation with Hollyoaks star Malique Thompson-Dwyer following her shock split from Greg O'Shea.
Amber, 22, put on a confident display on the red carpet of the TV Choice Awards on Monday night, just days after her split from Greg was confirmed, five weeks after they left the villa as winners.
And at the ceremony's after-party, Newcastle beauty Amber was seen looking cosy with Hollyoaks star Malique Thompson-Dwyer, who appeared on I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! last year.
In pictures obtained by The Mirror Online, the pair are seen seen sitting next to each other, as they giggle. The conversation between the two appeared to be going so well that Malique had his arm around Amber.
An eyewitness told the publication: "Amber and Malique were clearly flirting with each other – there was loads of eye contact between them.
"They looked like a great match and even got out their phones as if they were swapping numbers.
"At one point they seemed to be close to kissing, before Jamie Lomas interrupted and started talking to his co-star. Amber looked annoyed when another girl came over and took Malique's attention off her."
Amber – who recently dropped a hint about sparking a romance with Ovie Soko – looked sensational for her night out at London's Hilton Park Lane to celebrate the 2019 TV Choice Awards.
She wore a colourful metallic dress which featured a thigh-high split, teamed with strappy black heels and a black clutch bag.
Her curly rested beautifully on her left shoulder, as she posed with BFF and fellow islander Anna Vakili.
Before she attended the star-studded awards ceremony, Amber confirmed her split from Greg on Loose Women – the first time that she had addressed the shock break-up.
She told fellow panellists Christine Lampard, Carol McGiffin and Jane Moore: "Obviously I'm really disappointed, I wasn't expecting it at all.
"I was due just that weekend just gone to fly out to Dublin and spend the weekend with him and we were going on a TV show together and on that day I had to cancel because it wasn't working out.
"But yeah, I just think, you know the career and the distance was always a factor, it was always something that we knew about so I don't know what changed. I wanted to make it work but it is what it is really."
When asked if she was disappointed in the situation or Greg himself, Amber responded: "A little bit of both. "I am disappointed that it's over but, you know, I'm booked and I'm busy. I'll be fine, onwards and upwards from here."
Discussing whether the split was mutual, Amber continued: "From my point of view I still wanted to make to work and there was a call a few days prior just chatting, not specifically to do with that but definitely on that day it was a text.
"We were texting each other, but that’s why I had to cancel [an appearance alongside Greg on live TV]."
She added: "All I wanted was just a bit of effort for him to come to London or Newcastle to come and see me.
"It was just like, 'I’m going to have to give up if you don’t put the effort in' and then it was just like, 'Okay, bye.' So I was like 'oh really?' I was expecting it to be a bit different.
"I think there was a bit of miscommunication but I think if you don’t want to be with someone, you don’t want to be with someone."
While Amber said it was Greg who pulled the plug on their romance, he claimed the split was a mutual decision and he hadn't dumped her by text.
Speaking on The Late Late Show alongside fellow Love Island co-stars Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard, he said: “Me and Amber have been chatting over the last couple of days and over phone calls, this whole thing about a text message isn’t true, people just want to tell stories.
"We’re mad about each other, I’m mad about her, what’s not to be mad about? She’s gorgeous, smart, funny, personality, the queen of Love Island for a reason.
"But you need to be realistic about the situation, she lives in the UK, every brand wants to work with her, every event wants her there, of course, she deserves all of it.
"And I’ve come back to Ireland to do my thing here, hoping to get to the Olympics with the Sevens team, I have my law exams coming up.
"We’re both so jam packed busy and you need to take these opportunities by the scruff of the neck and be realistic about the situation so we’re protecting our careers, that’s where we are at the moment.
"It was over a long time, it wasn’t over a text, it was a couple of days. I’m mad about her and I hope she’s mad about me so we’ll see about the future."
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