Love Island’s Greg O’Shea reveals reason behind ‘sex ban’ 👀

He's a long way from the villa now...

Greg O'Shea sex ban

by Nathan Katnoria |

There’s no doubt that Love Island can catapult contestants to incredible careers in the limelight. Just look at Wes Nelson who signed a major label record deal and took over the charts with absolute bops like Nice To Meet Ya and See Nobody, and then there’s Molly-Mae Hague who is absolutely slaying the influencer game and has released collections with the likes of PrettyLittleThing and EGO.

One career path we didn’t quite expect to see any ex-Islanders embark on, however, was that of an Olympic athlete, but that’s exactly what 2019 winner Greg O’Shea is doing after he qualified for the Olympic Games in Tokyo with the Ireland 7s rugby team. That’s pretty major if you ask us.

Of course, you don’t reach the heady heights of the Olympics without making some sacrifices and, after arriving in the athletes’ village, Greg has revealed that he’s on a sex ban due to the unusual sleeping arrangements.

Organisers have taken extra steps to ensure the Games are more environmentally friendly this year, including giving competitors beds made out of cardboard. However, rumours soon began swirling that beds were also supposed to be a deterrent so that competitors don’t take part in any, ahem, extracurricular activities amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Love Island villa this ain’t.

Taking to Instagram following his arrival in Tokyo, Greg showed off his cardboard bed and told fans, “Getting a lot of messages from people wondering if the beds here in the Olympic village are actually made of cardboard and they are. Look at this... They’re fully made of cardboard.”

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Greg O'Shea sex ban Olympics

He continued, “Supposedly the reason they are made of cardboard is obviously so they can be recycled afterwards but also to discourage any, erm, activities, so I’ve been told. So yeah, cardboard beds, but they are pretty comfortable I have to add.”

Well, that’s certainly one way to keep you focused on the competition.

Speaking about qualifying for the Olympics after beating France last month, Greg said, “I'm honestly speechless. This is the thing of dreams. This is the pinnacle of sport and we did it.

“I'm so proud of the boys. I'm not even supposed to be here. Initially I wasn't even picked and now I'm standing on the pitch."

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While many of his fellow Islanders have been enjoying their time in the limelight after rising to fame on the ITV2 dating show, Greg has taken a step back from the public eye and focused on studying to become a lawyer as well as his rugby career.

Last year, Greg penned a poem to mark the one year anniversary of his arrival in the Love Island villa and admitted he felt “shunned and abused” after winning the show.

In the poem, Greg wrote about feeling “nostalgically content” about his time in the villa but hinted at the difficulties he’s faced after returning to the outside world.

He wrote, “Although shunned and abused/For pursuing my dreams/Known only to few/The truth behind the scenes."

Greg ended the poem by saying that although he was “happy with where I am at present”, he “hopes the future is kind”.

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