Former Love Island winner Amber Gill has revealed that she ‘meant exactly what I said’ by her ‘switching teams’ tweet which went viral in early July, while opening up about her dating life since appearing on the reality show.

Tweeting along with an episode of the recently finished 2022 series, Amber was critical of several of the boys’ behaviour while the girls were away in Casa Amor, declaring to her followers that ‘switching teams was the best decision I made in my life’.

She also wrote: ‘Watching men makes me feel ill I couldn’t put myself through it again.’

Following the frenzied reaction online, Amber said in the aftermath that they had just been ‘light-hearted’ tweets and that she would discuss her sexuality when she ‘is ready’.

In a new interview on Thursday, the reality star opened up further, explaining that it was an ‘off the cuff comment’ but admitted that it was ‘true’ and added: ‘I meant exactly what I said’.

When asked by Stephen Leng on the showbiz gossip programme Access All Areas on FUBAR Radio if this was her coming out, the 24-year-old responded: ‘Accidentally, yeah. I remember looking at it [the tweet] and thinking, “Sh*t, what have I said?”’

She added to him and co-star Bobby Norris: ‘A lot of my friends were like, “If you were gonna do it any way, that’s the typical way that you would do that.” Normally people have these lovely, beautiful stories and lovely, beautiful real Instagram posts, like just lush.

‘I’ve put switching teams on a tweet and that’s how I came out!’

The reality star said she did not have a ‘lady in her life’, but said she was ‘open to it’ and ‘didn’t have a type’ when it came to dating women.

Amber also admitted that she’s found dating challenging since appearing on the ITV reality show.

‘I find it really difficult, and I don’t really know the reason behind it. But I’m just very picky now, and very attuned to what I like and what I don’t like – so I don’t know if it’s that’s part of the reason.’

The new author, who recently released her first romance novel, went on to reveal her biggest ‘icks’ on a first date, saying that she ‘cannot stand’ people that are ‘rude to waiters [or] people that are helping’.

She also said the she ‘would hate if someone is on Instagram too much, wanting to take pictures of everything’.

She continued: ‘This is for a guy though – I don’t have that many ‘icks’ when it comes to girls, but for guys, I’m way harsher.’

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