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Greg O’Shea hits back at claims Love Island contestants have “no brain cells”

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Greg O’Shea is not standing for the Love Island slander any longer.

The rugby star won the 2019 series alongside his ex Amber Gill to the delight of the nation. Since then he has gone on to compete at the Olympics, set up his own fitness platform and landed several presenting gigs.

The Limerick native says he has Love Island to thank for that.

“The only reason I’m getting all these opportunities, let’s call a spade a spade, is because I was on the TV show,” he said simply.

Speaking to The Independent, he was quick to the defend the show and cut off any criticisms of those who take part in it.

“They think it’s silly people going around in bikinis and swimming togs and they have no brain cells between their ears.”

Apart from his fitness career Greg actually studied in college to become a lawyer, something that he is very proud of, although he refers to it now as a “back up plan”.

He adds Yewande Biala also had brains to burn, she has a first class honours degree and a masters in pharmaceuticals. She is set to release her first book of essays later this year.

Dami Hope in this year’s season, who also hails from Ireland, works as a senior microbiologist in Dublin.

Greg went on to praise the show by saying, “I have a lot of presenting gigs on Virgin Media, I have social media brand deals and I do a lot of stuff on Instagram and things like that, which never would have happened without Loved Island.”

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