Is Amber the surprising MVP of this years Love Island?

Love Island has been taking over our lives since it burst back onto our TV screens at the start of the month. 

And while we're still getting to know the contestants, Amber just wasn't coming across nice and we weren't fans.

She was rude to Callum (''I'm 28.'' ''So you're old then.'' ''I look quite young, no? Do I have wrinkles?'' ''Yeah you do.'')

She wasn't exactly charming. 

But my oh my, how the tables have turned. 


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The 21-year-old beauty therapist has gone from one of the most slated contestants to the nation's sweetheart.

After starting off on the wrong foot, the Newcastle native has redeemed herself – by not giving a sh*t.

First up, she doesn't have an ounce of desperation in her body as she proved when she saw right through Tommy trying to crack onto her after getting rebuffed by Lucie.

She was having none of it – when most others might have swooned at his attention. 


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Then, it seemed like she and firefighter Michael were getting close.

She kept her cards close to her chest but anytime they had an interaction together, I felt like I was intruding watching them, you know?

I realised that it was because they had genuine chemistry, they actually *shock horror* fancied each other a bit.

While she didn't shut Michael down, she did keep him guessing and it was obvious that maybe her (sometimes) harsh exterior is a shield for her insecurities – she just doesn't want to get hurt. 

And who can't relate to that?

After she was chosen to go on a date with Danny, she came back saying that it made her realise that she does like Michael.

When they kissed for the first time, you could feel the attraction between them, but it was organic and not forced like, ahem, some of the other couples.

Fans of the show seem to agree.

One said, ''Me trying to figure out how I've come to stan amber this much in the space of an episode and a half.''

While another wrote, ''Ambers actually a g – she is not a player and doesn't take shit from anyone – knows what she wants and is self-assured enough to never settle for less.''


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As well as that, Amber is coming across as a real girls girl and a good mate.

Her close friendship with scientist Yewande is amazing and she stood up for pharmacist Anna when gym owner Anton was a bit tactless.

She and Michael confronted Anton with Amber putting it bluntly when she calls him ''an idiot.''

We love a girl who tells it like it is.

Amber might be brutal and to the point but tbh, we'd rather that then some of the two-faced b*tches that she's in the villa with.

Here's hoping she and Michael pair up in the next recoupling because we think they could easily knock Curtis and Amy off their thrones and maybe even win the show.

Watch this space…