Tuesday 15 October 2019

'I know the truth and I know what happened' - Greg O'Shea on split with Amber Gill

Greg O’Shea was mobbed by fans at the first day of the Ploughing Championships. Picture: Collins
Greg O’Shea was mobbed by fans at the first day of the Ploughing Championships. Picture: Collins
‘Love Island’ winners Greg O’Shea and Amber Gill. Photo: Matt Frost/ITV/REX
Love Island winners Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea have split up, less than two months after leaving the show (Yui Mok/PA)
Love Island winners Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea will be on the reunion show (PA)
‘Love Island’ winners Greg O’Shea and Amber Gill. Photo: Matt Frost/ITV/REX
Love Island winners Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea (Yui Mok/PA)
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Greg O'Shea has said he knows "the truth" about what really happened in his relationship breakdown with ex-girlfriend Amber Gill.

Last month, the trainee solicitor (24) won Love Island with the Newcastle beautician, making him the first Irish person to do so, and has enjoyed an almost immediately plentiful media career in Ireland afterwards.

But after weeks of trying to keep their long-distance relationship working, Greg ended things. Speaking with Ryan Tubridy on his RTE Radio One show at the National Ploughing Championships, he said that she was "doing great stuff over in the UK" and she had the right to speak openly.

"I can be happy with myself that I know the truth and I know what's happened," Greg said.

Love Island winners Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea (Yui Mok/PA)
Love Island winners Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea (Yui Mok/PA)

"I'm not going to bad mouth her, she's got great stuff going on, and I can be happy with myself, my friends and family knowing what actually happened.

"She can say whatever she wants, but I wish her the best of luck, she's a great woman."

Amber previously admitted that she was "really disappointed" about their romance suddenly coming to an end, just five weeks after the pair won the TV contest. In a recent appearance on Loose Women, she explained: "It was always something that we knew about, so I don’t know what changed but I kind of wanted to make it work. It is what it is really.

"From my point of view I still wanted to make it work and there was a call a few days prior, just chatting, but on the day [of the break up] it was just a text.

“I just wanted some effort from him to come to Newcastle or London to see me and he was like, ‘Okay, bye!’"

Meanwhile, Greg's career has been going from strength to strength after his big win on the ITV show, including filling in for Eoghan McDermott on 2fm's Breakfast Show.

He will also join the national broadcaster's Rugby World Cup coverage team as he hosts The Opposition In 60 Seconds, where he has a minute to talk about Ireland's opponent.

One gig he won't be signing up to soon, however, is Dancing With The Stars. Greg was top of the list when it came to candidates being approached to take part in the 2020 instalment of the hit RTE series.

However, unlike many other new reality stars keen to prolong their time in the TV limelight, the rugby sevens player decided it wasn't for him.

"It was too much of a time commitment for Greg, as it means signing on in December for rehearsals and potentially going until the end of March if he makes it to the final," said a source.

"So he politely turned down the offer as he has so much on, between sitting his exams and looking towards the summer Olympics next year."

Herald

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