Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea’s Love Island journey as they are crowned winners

The votes have been cast, collected and authorised – and the winners of Love Island 2019 have been revealed.

For Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea, it was a close race to the final when they were left as one of the four last couples, standing alongside Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury, Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins, and Ovie Soko and India Reynolds before Caroline Flack announced that Amber and Greg were the winners.

Here's how they managed to make it to the very last episode – after some bumps along the road…

Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea's love story

Amber's journey in the villa has been a rocky one, thanks to her are-they/aren't-they relationship with Michael Griffiths.

He and Amber were one of the strongest couples in the villa before producers spilt them and sent the girls off to Casa Amor.

Despite telling Amber he had feelings for her, it didn't even take a single day for Michael's head to turn as soon as he clapped eyes on new arrival Joanna Chimonides.

Amber sailed through Casa Amor safe in the knowledge her other half would be waiting back at the villa for her, but when the night of the recoupling came, Amber walked into the garden to see Michael standing next to Joanna.

She was left humiliated by his decision and branded Joanna a "dead ting", sparking a furious war of words between Amber and Michael – with the hunky firefighter becoming the subject of dozens of memes about calling her "chaldish".

Joanna was booted out of the villa on the same night Amber confessed she still had feelings for Michael, but he turned her down, no doubt believing he and Joanna were still safe.

But Joanna's fury when he refused to leave the villa with her – prompting her to call him a "f**king snake" – left the field open for Amber, who was shocked when Michael then said he still had feelings for her.

She rejected him and recoupled with Ovie Soko as friends, sending Michael packing… and it wasn't long before Irish rugby player Greg walked in and made her swoon.

He picked Amber for his first date in the Hideaway and told her she deserved to be spoilt after having such a difficult time with Michael, who was dumped from the villa when Amber picked Greg to couple up with.

From then on, it was a clear path to the final for Amber and Greg, who enjoyed their last date on a luxurious yacht.

"I'm just so happy to be here with you," Greg told her over champagne.

"Everything that I went through in the villa with Michael, after everything that happened to us, I was like a right misery," said Amber. "I thought I might as well just go cos I'm not going to find anyone, and then you came in. I don't know what the hell happened, something obviously changed in my mind. I had such a good time on the date and I really wasn't expecting that to happen with anyone."

"Had you lost hope?" Greg asked.

"Oh, 100%. I was just moping around all the time. I've got a smile on my face all the time now. We had an instant connection and that's not something I ever get. I hope you feel the same way," Amber gushed.

"I'm just delighted I got to meet you," he smiled at her.

And in the penultimate episode, the couple met each other's family and Greg's mum handed Amber a little shamrock necklace as a thank you for looking after her son, which left Amber touched.

Unlike Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague, Amber and Greg are yet to say 'I love you' to each other.

They've spoken little about their future after the villa, and have swerved any mention of being boyfriend and girlfriend.

With Greg moving back home to Ireland and Amber heading to Newcastle, will they survive on the outside?

Source: Read Full Article