Amber Davies is currently focusing on her career as a West End star, but she hasn’t forgotten how she found fame.
The on-stage actress won Love Island in 2017 with Kem Cetinay, and while their romance was short lived, Amber’s new-found fame certainly was not.
Speaking on the Jennifer Zamaparelli show on 2FM this morning, Amber explained how she dealt with being in the spotlight, after being unaware of how popular the show had become while she was in the villa.
“I know for sure our year had no idea how much it was going to blow up,” she told Jennifer.
“When you’re in the villa you have no concept of time, you have no social media, you have no connection to the outside world so you are in a bubble.”
“It was a crazy feeling when we came out but there was so much love and support, it gets you through it. I had the best year of my life after Love Island but I just missed the stage so much.”
The actress is coming to Dublin in her role as Judy in Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical.
When asked if she would be seeing Greg O’Shea and Maura Higgins while she’s here, she said that the Irish islanders are probably far too busy to see her.
“I remember my first year out of Love Island, I didn’t have time to eat never mind socialize,” she laughed.
“I always used to try an find time to sleep but you can sleep when you’re dead! Just enjoy the moment. Time goes super quick so just embrace it.”
Amber also explained why she went on Love Island, and revealed that she didn’t have time to think about how it could effect her future.
“I didn’t really think too much about it. I didn’t really have time to think much about it either. All I knew was that I was a very big fan of the show, I’d watched it religiously the year before and I didn’t want to turn an opportunity like that down.”
“It was once in a lifetime and I just think that if you’re true to yourself, it can’t really hinder you.”
Amber was also approached over Instagram to be on the show, and was asked to come and audition.
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