Love Island saw its most explosive recoupling yet on Friday, as Amber Gill chose Greg O’ Shea over her former flame Michael Griffths.
As she struggled with her decision, the beauty admitted the Irish hunk lifted her spirits after Michael left her feeling ‘miserable,’ leaving the firefighter to be paired up with Francesca.
Fans took to Twitter in droves to celebrate Amber’s decision, just as they were quick to slam Michael, as he openly told Amber he doesn’t think her new romance with Greg will work.
New man: Love Island saw its most explosive recoupling yet on Friday, as Amber Gill chose Greg O’ Shea over her former flame Michael Griffths
Explaining her decision, Amber said: ‘It’s been the hardest decision that I’ve had to make, I really don’t know what the right thing to do is it’s hard.
‘I’ve got one boy we’ve had history, we’ve had ups and downs but I can’t deny there’s a connection there and then I’ve got another guy that’s come in and put a smile back on my face when I’ve been miserable.
‘I didn’t shut him down after five minutes which was a good sign! It’s been hard for me to handle and it’s hard to choose whether to go with your heart or your head. Or whether you should go for a mixture of both, it’s been hard.’
At last! The Irish hunk won over the beauty after insisting she deserved some happiness, after weeks of turmoil surrounding her former romance with Michael
Lovely: The result came in a nail-biting recoupling, as Amber admitting she was trying to choose between ‘her head and her heart’
And as she announce she would be sharing a bed with Greg that night, Michael struggled to hide his disappointment, before being coupled up with Francesca Allen.
But the Essex beauty couldn’t resist taking a playful dig at Michael’s lothario ways, saying: ‘I struggle to find a connection with anyone here, so you’re an expert I’m hoping you might be able to teach me a few things, I think you’re a great person. And I haven’t got really any other choice.’
Regardless fans couldn’t hide their delight at the beautician’s decision, and took to social media to share their celebration.
Irate: As the only remaining boy, Michael was eventually coupled up with Francesca Allen, though the firefighter struggled to hide his shock at not being chosen
I choose you! As Francesca was left to couple up with Michael by default, she couldn’t resist making a dig by saying she hoped to learn ‘how to make a connection’ from him
One wrote: ‘Michael wanted to eat his cake and have it… that cake has just self-combusted,’ while another added: ‘Amber made the UK proud by picking Greg.’
A third also wrote: ‘Well done Amber! After the way Michael treated her she made the first choice!’
One fan also tweeted: ‘YESSS Amber!! You had the last laugh!! Karma always comes back around!!’
Elated: Regardless fans couldn’t hide their delight at the makeup artist’s decision, and took to social media to share their celebration
Elsewhere the recoupling saw the cementing of several other romances, as newcomer India Reynolds chose to pursue a relationship with Ovie Soko, after the pair shared a steamy smooch the previous evening.
Villa funnyman Chris Taylor finally landed a partner in the former of blonde beauty Harley Brash, while Maura Higgins finally coupled with Curtis Pritchard after weeks of longing and a love triangle drama.
Despite being rejected, Michael insisted he wasn’t going to ‘cry about it,’ and seemed to have taken Amber’s decision well.
Finally! Elsewhere in the recoupling, Ovie Soko finally found himself in a romantic pairing after being chosen by newcomer India Reynolds
Hilarious: Fellow new arrival Harley Brash also opted to choose villa funnyman Chris Taylor, who has also left viewers in hysterics with his comedic quotes
YES! After days of sleeping together outside, Maura Higgins finally got to couple up with Curtis Pritchard, as both said this was the happiest they had been in the villa
But the following day, this began to seem less and less like the truth, as Michael sat Amber down for a chat, where he admitted his true view on her relationship with Greg.
He said: ‘I didn’t know how things were going with your two or not, I did tell you I’d give you space. Obviously I’ve hurt you, I get it from the sense of how I feel about it, I hurt you. I understand but I’m not gonna grovel.’
Amber added: I don’t want you to grovel, I just want effort put in, I feel he’s just trying to put effort in.’
Oh dear! Despite insisting that he was happy with Amber’s decision, the following evening the hunk dropped a bombshell, by admitting he thinks her romance with Greg ‘won’t work’
What? The episode ended on a cliffhanger, as he insisted he would keep ‘speaking to her on a level’ despite the new coupling
Raging: Fans took to Twitter to vent their rage as they claimed Michael was trying to manipulate Amber
Laying it all on the line Michael then dropped the bombshell, saying: ‘If you want my honest opinion I don’t think you and Greg will work, you are a more out there person than he is, extravagant and fiery than he is.
‘I’m still going to speak to you on a level because I feel like we can speak on a level.’
Ending the episode on yet another cliffhanger, Michael’s words did not sit well with many fans, especially as narrator Iain Stirling announced that after another public vote, one couple would be dumped from the Island in Sunday’s show.
As the dumping looms, it seems Amber is no happier with her decision despite opting to couple up with Greg, and fans will have to wait and see whether Michael will survive the wrath of fans, who were quick to brand him a ‘snake’ by the show’s end.
Love Island continues on Sunday at 9pm on ITV2.
Back soon: Love Island continues with one couple set to be dumped from the Island, on Sunday at 9pm on ITV2