Love Island’s Amy Day finally reveals the true identity of reality TV star boyfriend

Love Island 2021's Amy Day has moved on from that Hugo Hammond drama with a Shipwrecked star

Love Island's Amy Day and new boyfriend Shipwrecked star Patrick Deaco

by Carl Smith |
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Oh, how we love a bit of reality telly cross-pollination here at heat. Whether it's Vicky Pattison and Spencer Matthews (vintage), Demi Sims and Francesca Farago or this whole Megan Barton-Hanson and James Lock situation, it's the stuff we live for.

So probably imagine the small yelp we let out when Love Island 2021 star Amy Day told us she's got a new famous fella on the scene.

Following that ill-fated romance with Hugo Hammond, Amy's revealed she's now dating a star of Shipwrecked 2019 at the end of last year.

Love Island's Amy Day at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2021

Chatting exclusively to heat on the red carpet of Winter Wonderland back in November, Amy revealed her 'boyfriend' is her dream date to the Hyde Park attraction but declined to reveal the mystery man's identity.

Asked who her boyfriend is, Amy responded, "I can't tell you. You're not paying me enough today."

How much would it take to squeeze the detail out of her, then?

"A pint of beer and some churros," she explained.

"They're definitely not [a Love Island star]," she continued; slowly warming to our persuasive ways. "He was actually on the last series of Shipwrecked."

Now, a few months after announcing she was officially off the market, Amy has finally confirmed the identity of her reality TV star boyfriend. It turns out she's dating none other than Shipwrecked 2019 star Patrick Deaco.

Amy's spilled the beans about her romance with the dishy telly hunk and even admitted that they've already moved in together AND discussed marriage and kids. Blimey, it must be serious.

She told OK!, "I'm so happy, he's literally the dream. He's Thor's double! He's a mix of Thor and Jason Momoa, who's Aquaman."

The pair actually met before Amy appeared on Love Island but things fizzled out when she revealed she was jetting off to the villa. They then reconnected when Amy returned to the UK following her failed romance with Hugo Hammond and have been going from strength to strength ever since.

Amy continued, "I went on the show, came out and we just both naturally messaged each other saying, 'I'm still single, would you want to see me again?' And it's made us realise we actually have something special, so yeah it's all been a bit crazy!

"I just feel really content, I've also just moved in with him. We're doing the flat up so it's a manic time to move in but you've got to have your challenges in the relationship so this is a good one. I feel really content which is so nice, I found a man which is what I kept stressing, I needed a man and I found a man."

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Faye Winter and Teddy Soares feud

Following the Mad Movies challenge that showed Teddy talking to Casa Amor bombshell Clarisse Juliette, Faye Winter was left furious. For the majority of the following episode, that was an hour-long, Faye was shouting at Teddy, Matthew MacNabb and even Dale Mehmet. As a result of the showdown, Ofcom received a record number of 24,763 complaints from viewers.

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Love Island 2021 postcard

Love Island bosses brought the postcard challenge back during the 2021 series and it caused quite the stir in the villa. It left Millie Court in the dark about Liam Reardon's antics and Faye Winter thought Teddy Soares had kissed another girl however it was part of a game.Teddy returned (with Faye's teddy bear in hand) and was left single in the villa and Casa Amor bombshell Lillie Haynes returned and exposed Liam, which left Millie devastated.

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Love Island's lie detector test

In 2019 it also came to light that the infamous lie detector test had been axed. Ofcom investigated reality TV rules following the tragic death of Steve Dymond following his appearance on The Jeremy Kyle Show.

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Laura Anderson and Paul Knops in the final

Love Island 2018 already had a few controversial moments but it was the final episode that drew in some complaints. After Laura Anderson and Paul Knops came runners up on the show, viewers took to Ofcom and complained because they were not in an official relationship. In third place was Megan Barton Hanson and Wes Nelson and in fourth place was Josh Denzel and Kaz Crossley - both couples were in an exclusive relationship.

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Paige Turley and Finn Tapp's headline challenge

After the Mean Tweet challenge appeared to be scrapped during the 2020 series, the News Splash didn't go down well with viewers.Paige Turley was left furious when one of the headlines said, 'Casa Amor causes Callum, Finn and Nas' head to turn on tonight's Love Island'.Finn protested his innocence but Paige was annoyed and so were fans who branded the headline as "fake news".

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Love Island axe smoking area

Remember the early days of Love Island where the majority of the Islanders would gossip over the smoking area? Well following a lot of complaints, in 2018 the producers took action and removed the smoking area from inside the villa.

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Casa Amor in 2019

They say Casa Amor is one of the hardest tests and the 2019 series proved it because it received over 300 complaints. Poor Amy Hart was left devastated when Curtis Pritchard admitted his head turned towards Jourdan Riane. Meanwhile, Amber Gill was left single when Michael Griffiths savagely dumped her for Joanna Chimonides.

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Georgia Steel and Jack Fowler's kiss

During the 2018 series, Love Island received 655 complaints following Georgia Steel and Jack Fowler's kiss. While Georgia insisted that they both intentionally kissed on their date, Jack was sure that he went to kiss her cheek but she moved in for the lips. Luckily the truth came out during the reunion and Georgia FINALLY apologised.

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Tommy Fury and Maura Higgins

A lot of viewers felt uncomfortable when Maura Higgins tried to kiss Tommy Fury, despite his protests and Love Island received 709 complaints.

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Dani Dyer crying

Jack Fincham was floored when he saw his ex-girlfriend walk into Casa Amor but no one was more devastated than Dani Dyer who was left in a flood of tears. After the episode aired, Ofcom received 2,644 complaints about the show.

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Joe Garratt and Lucie Donlan's relationship

During the early stages of Love Island 2019, Ofcom received 600 complaints over Joe Garratt and Lucie Donlan's relationship. Viewers accused him of having a "controlling nature" when Lucie was left in tears and Women's Aid issued a statement about the show.

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This all comes after Amy's ex Hugo Hammond responded to claims of a Love Island fallout last year.

Following co-star AJ Bunker's claims he was a 'club rat,' Hugo said, "For me it’s just a massive shame because I genuinely don’t have a bad word to say about the girls and it’s just a shame that they keep bringing me up in the press and what not,’ he said.

"It’s just sad that it’s got this far now. I don’t have a problem with them and I wish them all the best."

With all this talk of Love Island feuds galore lately, that's one Christmas dinner reunion we're gonna need to see. Squabble over the last pig in blanket, anyone?

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