Love Island’s Amber Gill Admits ‘Switching Teams’ Tweet Was An Accidental Coming Out Post

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Former Love Island winner Amber Gill has revealed what she meant by her ‘switching teams’ tweet which went viral last month and has opened up about her dating life since appearing on the show.  

Chatting to hosts Bobby Norris and Stephen Leng on the showbiz gossip programme Access All Areas, the reality star explained that it was an “off the cuff comment” but admitted that it was “true” following up by saying “I meant exactly what I said.”

When asked by Stephen Leng if this was her coming out, the 24-year-old responded saying: “Accidentally, I remember looking at it [the tweet] and thinking sh**t, what have I said.”

She went on to say Like a lot of my friends were like if you were gonna do it any way, that’s the typical way that you would do that. Normally people have these lovely, beautiful stories and lovely, beautiful real Instagram posts, like just lush. I’ve put switching teams on a tweet and that’s how I came out.”

In the interview the author was also asked if she has a lady in her life, she quickly responded by saying “I don’t, not right now” but said that she was “open to it” and “didn’t have a type” when it came to dating women.

Gill also admitted that she’s found dating challenging since appearing on the ITV reality show: ‘I find it really difficult, and I can’t like I really don’t know like, the reason behind it. But I just, yeah, I’m very picky now. And like, very like attuned to what I like and what I don’t like so I don’t know if it’s that’s part of the reason.’

The Love Island winner, who has recently released her first romance novel, went on to reveal her biggest icks on a first date: “I cannot stand people that are rude to waiters, people that are helping. Anything like that. I can’t stand it.”

She continued: “I would hate if someone is on Instagram too much, like wanting to take pictures of everything. This is for a guy though I don’t have that many icks when it comes to girls, but for guys, I’m way harsher.”  


Listen to the full episode of Access All Areas, also featuring Joe McElderry and Dan Rhodes here.

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