Amber Davies says Love Island was ‘the best summer of her life’ as she reflects on show

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Former Love Island contestant Amber Davies has admitted that her time on the show was “the best summer” of her life.

Amber, 24, who appeared on the ITV2 series in 2017 and won with co-star Kem Cetinay, said that even three years later, she still has to pinch herself that she was crowned the winner.

When asked how she looks back on her experience, she told us: “I pinch myself about that as well and go, ‘I bloody won Love Island. Can you believe it?’ It was the best summer of my life to this day and forever will be.”

Opening up about the highs and lows since winning the show, Amber continued: “When I came out of the villa I was a young, naive 20 year old.

“And I was doing what any normal 20 year old would do – partying and dating.

"I would forget I was in the public eye and people would know my business and then I would be down. I learnt a lot of lessons about life really early on.”

She added: “I’m so happy all of that happened because it made me learn so quickly that you have to be private.

"The highs would be people just being interested in what I’m doing. That’s mental.”

The star also admitted that unlike many of her former co-stars, she’s stayed away from TV and turned down job offers.

She said: “I haven’t been on screen since Love Island, other than my documentary with Dolly [Parton, Amber starred in ITV documentary Amber & Dolly: 9 To 5.]

“And when I was turning down jobs, I did think, ‘Is this the right thing to do? Am I going to become irrelevant and everyone’s going to forget about me?’

“But I trusted myself so much and told myself, ‘I am going to make it in the performing industry.’

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"I think what’s meant for you will not pass you by.”

Amber, who starred in musical 9 To 5, has just landed the lead role in the UK tour of musical Bring It On.

She added: "It’s a little bit different from when I played Judy in 9 To 5, because my character, Campbell, is a lot closer to me as a person as she’s young, sporty, loves the boys and male attention. I’m so excited.

"For me personally, Bring It On has been like a pot of gold through the pandemic. I feel like mentally I’d be in a different place if I didn’t have that waiting for me."

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