Amber Gill ‘DUMPED’ from Dancing On Ice and replaced by another Love Island star

Amber had reportedly 'signed up'

Amber Gill gutted

by Marianna Manson |

As the TV offers roll in for this year’s Love Island stars it looks as though there’s already some competition between a few of its biggest exports.

Despite winner Amber Gill seemingly ‘confirmed’ for Dancing On Ice last month, telly sources now claim that she’s been dumped in favour of fellow Islander Maura Higgins.

Maura Higgins
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The move from island to ice rink is a natural progression for former Love Islanders after Kem Cetinay and Wes Nelson competed in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

But ITV, which produces both shows, was apparently keen to sign a woman this time and Amber had initially been their top choice. But following great feedback from fans over Maura’s quirky personality during her new agony aunt segment on This Morning – another ITV program – bosses have made a U-turn.

“Dancing On Ice producers were always going to sign a Love Island star for next year’s series and they wanted a girl this time after having two guys in the past,” a source told The Sun.

Amber Gill ANGRY

“It was looking hopeful for Amber but Maura pipped her to the post with her sense of humour and personality.”

Maura has made no secret about her dreams of joining ballroom dancing beau, Curtis Pritchard, on the dance floor, even telling Closer online that she’d love to win Strictly with Curtis, whose brother AJ currently stars on the show, as her professional partner.

The source added, “Maura is hoping Curtis can now teach her more moves, even though she will be on the ice."

heatworld has reached out to Amber's representatives for a comment.

Check out what all of the past Love Island winners are up to now:


Love Island winners - where are they now RADIO STACKED

Jayne Middlemiss
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TV presenter and model Jayne Middlemiss was the first person to win Celebrity Love Island, alongside Fran Cosgrave. Nothing happened between the pair when they left the villa, with Jayne continuing with work in TV, including shows such as Celebrity Masterchef and Pointless. She's now a radio presenter!

Fran Cosgrave
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Fran Cosgrave, who is the former Westlife bodyguard, went on to land his own spin-off TV show alongside Calum Best and Paul Danan, before releasing his autobiography in 2006.Fran dated Atomic Kitten singer Natasha Hamilton, with the pair welcoming a son together, but they've since split. Fran has since taken a step back from the world of showbiz.

Calum Best
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Despite being on the show in 2005, Calum Best re-entered the Celebrity Love Island villa in 2006, this time winning the show alongside Geordie girl Bianca Gascoigne.

Calum Best
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Since leaving the villa in 2006, Calum has kept himself in the spotlight, appearing on a number of other shows such as Celebrity Big Brother and Famously Single. He also appeared on Celebrity Ex On The Beach in 2019. In 2021, Calum worked on a documentary about his late father, George Best, titled George Best: True Genius.

Bianca Gascoigne
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Entering the Celebrity Love Island villa as a glamour model in 2006, Bianca won the show alongside Calum Best.

Bianca Gascoigne
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Although nothing materialised romantically between Bianca and Calum outside of the show, the model went on to achieve success, appearing on shows such as Gladiators, Celebrity Big Brother and Celebrity Coach Trip. She even auditioned for The X Factor in 2012!In May 2021, Bianca split from Katie Price's ex-boyfriend Kris Boyson after a year of dating.

Jess Hayes and Max Morley
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When Love Island returned to our TV screens in 2015, Jess Hayes and Max Morley were crowned the winners, taking home a massive £50,000 each.Just 40 days after leaving the villa, the pair split up, leaving viewers of the show heartbroken.

Jess Hayes
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Despite splitting from Max, a few years later Jess found true happiness with her boyfriend Dan Lawry. The pair welcomed their first child together in 2019, a baby boy called Presley James Lawry.

Max Morley
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Max has kept himself relatively out of the spotlight since he won the show, but in 2019 he was dating Love Island 2018 star Laura Anderson... This soon fizzled out! In November 2021, Max became a dad for the first time after his son was born.

Cara de la Hoyde and Nathan Massey
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After coupling up on day one of Love Island 2016, it was love at first sight for Cara de la Hoyde and Nathan Massey, who went on to beat Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen in the series two final.

Cara de la Hoyde and Nathan Massey
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Despite splitting for a short period, Cara and Nathan rekindled their romance after discovering Cara was expecting the couple's first baby. After Cara gave birth to baby Freddie, Nathan then proposed to his girl back in the Love Island villa, with the pair getting married in 2019. Cara and Nathan then welcomed their second child, a baby girl called Delilah, in August 2020.

Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies
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It didn't take long for Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies to couple up on Love Island series three, with the pair going on to win the show ahead of Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood.Despite this, the pair ended their romance just before Christmas in 2017, but they have remained friends!

Kem Cetinay
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As well as landing a record deal with his Love Island BFF Chris Hughes (and a TV show to follow), Kem appeared on Dancing On Ice and now he's joined This Morning as their showbiz reporter. In 2019 he was also unveiled as Primark's first ever male ambassador. Kem also took part in Soccer Aid in 2021 and 2022, playing for The Rest of the World.

Amber Davies
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Despite being romantically linked with the likes of Chris Clark and Liam Payne, Amber remained single since her split from Kem, until she went public with her new boyfriend in October 2020. Pursuing her dream of being on stage, Amber landed her dream role in Dolly Parton's West End musical 9 To 5 alongside the likes of Louise Redknapp, and she received amazing reviews. She also played the lead role in musical Bring It On.

Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer
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The nation fell in love with Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham when they coupled up and won Love Island in 2018. Despite high hopes for the couple, Dani and Jack announced they'd split up in April 2019.

Dani Dyer
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Just weeks after her split from Jack, Dani started dating her ex-boyfriend Sammy Kimmence, and the pair welcomed a baby boy called Santiago into the world in January 2021. However, in July 2021 Dani reportedly split from Sammy after he was jailed for three years. As well as this, the reality star has reportedly made more than £1 million since she left the villa, with various clothing deals, Instagram posts and her own eyelash product. Dani also appeared in EastEnders in June 2021, joining her dad Danny Dyer. She's now dating West Ham and England footballer Jarod Bowen.

Jack Fincham
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After his split from Dani, Jack joined the cast of series seven of Celebs Go Dating, in an attempt to find his perfect girl. Jack has also teamed up with brands like McDonald's and Protein World, and his debut clothing line was due out in 2019 but we've still seen no sign of it.In 2020, Jack announced he'd become a dad after a brief romance with his friend Casey Ranger resulted in the pair welcoming a baby girl called Blossom. In June 2021, Jack confirmed he was dating TOWIE star Frankie Sims, but this soon fizzled out.

Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea
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After getting her heart broken by Michael Griffiths, Amber Gill was swept off her feet when Irish hunk Greg O'Shea entered the villa with just two weeks to go! Despite only knowing each other for 12 days, Greg and Amber were crowned winners of the 2019 series, beating Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae for the Love Island crown. Unfortunately, the pair split just five weeks after leaving the villa, with Amber going on to secure a £1 million clothing line deal with Miss Pap. Greg returned to Ireland to complete his Law degree and play rugby and he's taking part in the Tokyo Olympics for Ireland.

2020 - Winter Love Island: Paige Turley and Finn Tapp
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Paige Turley and Finn Tapp were the first ever winners of Winter Love Island at the start of 2020! The pair fell in love quickly in the villa and they've since moved in together in the UK!

2021 - Love Island: Millie Court and Liam Reardon
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Despite their hiccup during Casa Amor week, Essex girl Millie and Welsh lad Liam totally fell for each other in the villa! During the final, Liam asked Millie to be his official girlfriend and the pair now live together in the UK.

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