From starting off as a contestant to now working on the show, Maura Higgins’ star power is constantly on the up and up.
She is currently working as the show’s social media ambassador including on the spin-off Love Island Games.
That means that she will come face to face with her ex-boyfriend, Curtis Pritchard.
The pair met on the 2019 season of Love Island. The couple ended up splitting in March 2020.
However, with the professional dancer taking part in Love Island Games they’re bound to have at least one run-in.
Speaking to Kem Cetinay on Capital Late Show, she discussed the potential awkwardness.
The Love Island winner asked her about running into “familiar faces” as well as her “ex”, he added: “By your reaction, it was a bit of a weird one, wasn’t it?”
Maura responded: “Do you know what, like, everyone’s very excited about this because obviously they know that I would have had to interview him like, if he gets dumped from the show or if he makes the final.
“So yeah, we could have a run in there. So yeah, I mean, I don’t know how much I can say but ….it was interesting.”
She went on to say: “There is an interview. Like, I don’t really know if I can say that or not. But I mean, there is an interview and I’m trying to think back like how it went like I think it was okay, I think I was nice. I think.
“I think there might have been moments where I wasn’t too… polite, but I think I made it more of a joke.”
She also discussed how different Love Island Games is to the original dating show.
“People really wanted to win, they were taking this very serious like, you know very strategic and I was quite shocked because people were taking it that serious that it’s all they cared about,” she told Kem.
“There was still some love interest but not as much. What a show though. I was lucky enough I got to watch it. Like because obviously I was interviewing all the exited Islanders. And honestly, it is epic.”