Amber Gill’s Love Island Experience: Feeling Like ‘Most Hated Woman’

Amber Gill’s Love Island Experience: Feeling Like ‘Most Hated Woman’

Amber Gill has revealed she felt like ‘the most hated woman in Britain’ after her first week on Love Island.

The TV personality, 26, who won the 2019 series with Greg O’Shea, told how she was labelled a ‘b***h’ because she told fellow islander Callum Macleod, then 28, he was too old for her. 

Viewers branded Amber, who was 21 at the time, ‘savage’ at the time for her remarks on their seven-year age gap. 

As they were getting to know each other on their first day, Callum told Amber he was 28, to which she replied: ‘Ah, so you are old then.’ 

Speaking on the Glad We Had This Chat with Caroline Hirons podcast, she said: ‘I was really lucky, because I got to stay in for so long that I went through like a process of people disliking us, to then liking us. 

Amber Gill has revealed she felt like 'the most hated woman in Britain' after her first week on Love Island

Amber Gill has revealed she felt like ‘the most hated woman in Britain’ after her first week on Love Island

The TV personality, 26, told how she was labelled a 'b***h' because she told fellow islander Callum Macleod , then 28, he was too old for her

The TV personality, 26, told how she was labelled a ‘b***h’ because she told fellow islander Callum Macleod , then 28, he was too old for her

‘I think they started to understand my personality, and it was so funny because people were like, she’s grown so much. And I’m like, I haven’t grown. You’ve just seen different parts of my face. 

‘I haven’t been sitting on a beanbag and suddenly I’ve changed into a different personality. You’ve just seen more of my personality. 

‘So in the first week, I think I was the most hated person in Britain at the time. I was the most hated because I told some guy that he didn’t suit the sunglasses he had on and everyone was like, she’s such a b***h. And I’m like, well, he didn’t. 

‘What do you want us to say? He did. He looked horrible. Oh, and then I was 21 and he was 28. And I said, God, that’s a bit old for me – it was a bit old at the time for me. And apparently, I was a b***h for that.’ 

Callum and Amber were paired up in the first week of the show but he was then dumped on day five when she coupled up with Anton Danyluk. 

Although Amber has since appeared on shows like Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, she feels she is now done wth TV.

‘I don’t really have my sights on TV. I find it like, stifling. It’s just repetitive. It’s a bit boring, like,’ she said. 

Amber found adjusting to fame difficult and admitted she doesn’t think it’s ‘possible’ for the producers to help the islanders that much, even though they are all given therapy and aftercare following the show. 

As they were getting to know each other on their first day, Callum told Amber he was 28, to which she replied: 'Ah, so you are old then'

As they were getting to know each other on their first day, Callum told Amber he was 28, to which she replied: ‘Ah, so you are old then’ 

Amber recalled: 'I was 21 and he was 28. And I said, God, that's a bit old for me - it was a bit old at the time for me. And apparently, I was a b***h for that'

Amber recalled: ‘I was 21 and he was 28. And I said, God, that’s a bit old for me – it was a bit old at the time for me. And apparently, I was a b***h for that’ 

‘They try to [help], but I don’t think it’s possible,’ she said. ‘It’s not possible because they don’t know what it’s like. I was thinking, I want to go in and tell people, and help people, because I would just say: it is s**t. 

‘Even though I won, and it was great and everyone loved it – it is s**t – and ways because you just don’t know how to handle it. 

‘And we did get training, and we did get therapy, but there’s no amount of training that can prepare you for it because it’s you living the experience.’ 

Giving advice for future islanders, she added: ‘I’d say don’t sign up for Love Island without knowing what you’re getting into first. But I didn’t and it worked out perfectly for me. But I wouldn’t recommend it because it was like a train going in blind. 

‘I didn’t know anything about the influencer world. I didn’t know anything about the PR world, press, TV world. I knew nothing about nothing.’

Callum and Amber were paired up in the first week of the show but he was then dumped on day five when she coupled up with Anton Danyluk

Callum and Amber were paired up in the first week of the show but he was then dumped on day five when she coupled up with Anton Danyluk

Amber won Love Island 2019 with Greg O'Shea however they split shortly after the final

Amber won Love Island 2019 with Greg O’Shea however they split shortly after the final 

Amber also spoke about being diagnosed with ADHD when she was 24, saying she previously thought of herself as ‘lazy’ before her diagnosis.

She said: ‘I was ridiculously hard [on myself]. And then, you know, it really heightened, I think, when I got to the point where I got a diagnosis because I think earlier in school and stuff, I didn’t really notice what was going on. 

‘But after Love Island, it was noticeable because there was people that had collections and they were posting so much on social media. 

‘And by doing this, I couldn’t do anything and everyone was like, she won the show and she’s not doing anything. And I’m like, I’m going at the at the pace that I can.’ 

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