- Film And TV
- 30 Jul 19
The 24 years-old professional rugby player is the first Irish man to ever be given the title.
Eight weeks of intense love games and their unexpected turns have now came to an end and Greg O'Shea can cout himself lucky.
He was only a recent addition to the villa, who joined two weeks ago along two other new male contestants. They were sent to shake things up a bit and it worked!
Before he entered the villa, O'Shea said he had his eyes set on fellow Irish islander Maura Higgins from Longford but, upon arrival, ended up hitting if off with Amber Gill instead. Little did we know that this impromptu coupling would lead him to victory.
Him and Gill, a model from Manchester, developped a great bond based on a lot of laughter, which quickly convined the audience and made their hearts flutter.
Last night for the finale, they were battling it against three other couples, but got the public preference. Other Irish hopeful Higgins ended-up on the fourth place with her partner Curtis Pritchard.
After it was announced that they won, O'Shea and Gill were handed one envelope each: one was empty and one contained £50,000. The Irish man was fortunate to pick the one with the money inside.
Willing to spice things up one last time before the 2019 series of Love Island came to an end, the production asked him whether he wanted to keep all this money for himself or if he was willing to share it with Gill. Of course O'Shea decided the latter, to the joy of his partner.
From the get-go, he had presented himself as an outstraight, honest person - a trait that seems to have worked out well for him. "If I see something that I don’t agree with, I always have to say something. I struggle to bite my tongue," he said.
"It’s inevitable I’m going to have to annoy somebody but hopefully I can do it in a respectful way," added the athlete. His morals and principles seem to be one of the reasons why he won the audience over, a refreshing change from the often childish, overly egotistical and incredibly self-centered traits of the other men in the villa.
In late August, O'Shea will return to preseason training in Dubai for the World Rugby Sevens Series. There is no doubt that his popularity in UK, but especially on Irish shores, wont die down anytime soon. Let the brand endorsement deals flow in!
- Film And TV
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