Yesterday news broke that Amy Hart had left the 'Love Island' villa following her break up with Curtis Pritchard. It all sounded very dramatic but in tonight's episode viewers got to see Amy's departure and it was a very dignified exit, it has to be said.
Amy spoke to Curtis first about her decision, telling him: "I came in here and I thought I was going to meet some nice people and I’d probably date one of them and they’d be alright and then I met you and you completely turned my whole world around. We made each other happy… I want us to be best, best friends but we both need to move on and we both need to find someone that is going to make us as happy as we make them."
26-year-old Amy had also noticed that fellow Islander Maura was showing an interest in Curtis, so she told him, "Realistically for me, I’m not going to be ready in the next three weeks to meet someone else. Realistically for you, you will not be happy all the time here because you’ll always put me first because you’re such a good person. That’s why I love you so much and that’s why I want you to be happy. You are not going to be happy whilst I’m still here. So, I’m leaving today but it’s a positive thing because I’m going to go and start the rest of my life today. I’m going to let you go and you pursue whoever it is you want to pursue and hope that you find whatever you are looking for. Once this is all done we will have the best friendship you have ever seen in your life."
In the Beach Hut, Amy explained her decision: "I have been on such a huge journey… I did not imagine that first night I would meet this boy [Curtis] that would change my life and change my mindset. I want him to be happy and I want him to meet someone else so I’m leaving here today not holding any grudges against anyone, not against Curtis, not against Maura, no one. I never thought I would fall in love, I never thought someone would make me feel so special that I would fall in love with them and I did and it makes me realise that that will happen for me again, just not in here."
Amy also explained her decision to leave the villa to her fellow Islanders: "I have made some of the best friends I have ever had… I love you all dearly. Obviously, as you all know, I did fall in love. And when you love someone you have to let them go. My Love Island journey finished last night when I sat at that fire pit and I looked at it and thought, ‘Even if I had to take the last week, I would take it if it meant I could take those first four weeks over again.’ I want to leave in a positive way, surrounded by the people I love, like this... I love you all so much and I cannot tell you what you’ve all done for me."
Go Amy, probably the classiest way anyone has ever left that villa.
Still not sure how we feel about Maura and Curtis, mind.