There's been talk that Amber Gill lost her 'Dancing on Ice' place to fellow 'Love Island' contestant Maura Higgins. Now she's setting the record straight.
Amber addressed the rumours in a recent interview with The Sun, stating she didn't really see there being a slot to be lost.
Maura Higgins was announced as part of the 2019 'Dancing on Ice' line-up earlier this week. Other contestants thus far announced for the competition series include presenter Michael Barrymore, footballer Kevin Kilbane, news presenter Lucrezia Millarini, 'Coronation Street's Lisa George and 'Steps' star Ian 'H' Watkins.
Amber responded: “I didn’t realise I had a place to lose to be honest.
“I think a few Islanders from this series went to ITV and had a chat about 'Dancing On Ice', but it’s a super-huge commitment and I went away from that meeting thinking it was probably a bit much, training constantly. I went to see them, though, because I think you have got to find out what something is before you just say a flat-out no.”
She continued: “There’s definitely no competition on my part. I’m totally different from everyone else. If I get picked for things, great, but if somebody else gets picked, that’s fine. I’m my own person and I’m on my own path. I think there’s enough room for everybody.”
In the same interview Amber also opened up about her split from Irish rugby player Greg O'Shea.
She said: “I needed someone else to win and we won it together. I don’t hate him, I’m just disappointed in him, really.
“All I’d wanted was a little bit of effort on his part to come to London or Newcastle to see me, and we’d had a discussion about that a couple of days before. And then he texted me on the day I was supposed to fly to Ireland.”
She added: “You don’t need to be in a relationship at all. I think if you’re going to be with somebody they have got to enhance your life, otherwise there’s no point. Being by yourself is amazing – it is powerful.”