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Love Island winners split 39 days after sharing £50,000 prize

Love Island winners Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea arriving at Stansted Airport in Essex following the final of the reality TV show. Picture by Yui Mok/PA Wire
Marie Louise McConville

THE winners of Love Island 2019 have split.

It emerged yesterday that Amber Gill, a 22-year-old beauty therapist from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Greg O'Shea, a rugby player from Limerick, had parted ways just 39 days after being named the show's most popular couple.

They won the public vote after dating for just two weeks and split the £50,000 prize money.

The pair had been in a long distance relationship since then.

It was claimed that Greg, a trainee lawyer, ended the relationship by text, citing their busy careers as the reason.

The couple are the third of this year's contestants to split after fellow islanders Anton Danyluk and Belle Hassan, and Chris Taylor and Harley Brash, called it a day.

They have also broken the record for the shortest ever relationship after winning the show.

Season one victors Max Morley and Jess Hayes parted ways after 40 days together, while season three champs Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay lasted five months and season four winners Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham split after nine months.

So far the only couple to have stayed together are season two winners Nathan Massey and Cara de la Hoyde, who are now married with a son.

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