Meet Love Island Winner Greg O’Shea – The Rugby Player Crowned King Of The ITV2 Series With Amber Gill

14 August 2019, 10:10

Greg O'Shea was one of the last islanders to enter the villa
Greg O'Shea was one of the last islanders to enter the villa. Picture: ITV2

Love Island’s 2019 winner Greg O’Shea is a professional rugby player with a law degree.

Greg O’Shea entered Love Island 2019 with his sights set on fellow Irish beauty Maura Higgins – who is at the beginning of a budding romance with Curtis Pritchard – but quickly found happiness with Amber Gill, who he went on to win the show with.

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Rugby player Greg said he was after a girl “who lives a positive lifestyle”, after being single for the past year following a relationship with a girlfriend he was planning to propose to and he certainly found that in beauty therapist Amber as he managed to put a smile back on her face following her turbulent journey inside the villa.

Here’s everything you need to know about Greg…

How old is Greg O’Shea?

Greg is a 24-year-old from Limerick, Ireland.

What is his Instagram handle?

Greg O'Shea has a degree in law
Greg O'Shea has a degree in law. Picture: Greg O'Shea/Instagram

The sportsman’s profile is @gregoshea, where he had 27k followers on his first day in the villa but that rose to 703k after the series came to a close and is now at 1.5 million.

He regularly posts snaps of himself playing rugby, as well as pictures flaunting his ripped six pack and nights out with his friends.

What does Greg do?

Greg is a professional rugby player but he also has a degree in Law. He plays for the Ireland national rugby sevens team as a fly-half, after finding his passion for the sport at school and landing a rugby scholarship at college.

What he said about entering Love Island

Before entering the villa Greg said: “I need to get in the villa and see what the story is and who is good craic! I’d say me and Maura will hit it off straight away, being two Irish people and she’s hilarious. She’s very naturally funny and she’s gorgeous as well so you never know.”

He was also hoping his time on the island will restore his faith in love, after being left heartbroken after his last relationship which was four-years long.

And it's certain his time in the villa mended his heartache, after Amber put a smile back on his face while he melted her self-professed "ice queen" heart.

Greg said: “My career means I’m away travelling a lot and she was struggling with that in the relationship. It hurt a lot and it took a lot of friends and family to pick me up after that. Out of respect to myself, her and how great our relationship was, I didn’t date anyone for six months after we broke up so have only been open to getting out there again in the past few months. I have been on a few dates with girls I’ve met organically. I don’t believe in dating apps, I’ve never been on them.”

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