Love Island’s Maura Higgins has blasted claims she was flirting with co-star Greg O’Shea, hours after he split from Amber Gill.
The pair appeared on The Late Late Show together last week, and were spotted letting loose after filming, alongside some pals.
However, after an insider claimed they ‘were all over each other’ on the night out, the ring girl has hit back, branding the rumours ‘ridiculous’.
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk at her Boohoo launch party – held at Nobu in Shoreditch – the 28-year-old said: ‘Do you know what? It’s 2019 right? If I was stood there besides a girl, nothing was going to be said about it.
‘If I’m stood beside any man, I’m going to be accused of flirting. It’s absolutely ridiculous, come on!
‘He’s a friend and I don’t really care what people say.
‘I’ve always got on with lads, I’ve hung around with lads more than girls.
‘Just because I’m photographed besides a boy, doesn’t mean I’m flirting with them. Come on!’
To prove there are absolutely no hard feelings, Maura was joined by Amber at her bash – with the dating show winner all smiles on her way out with Anna Vakili.
So that’s that then.
The rumourmill went into overdrive as Greg and Maura made a joint appearance on the Irish chat show, hours after the rugby player had split with the make-up artist.
An insider later claimed fellow Islanders thought their antics were ‘cruel and distasteful’, after they hit the town together that night.
‘Amber and Greg had only broken up a few hours ago, so everyone thought it was pretty distasteful and cruel of them – they were all over each other,’ a source told The Sun.
‘Curtis came to support them on The Late Late Show and made a brief appearance but had to leave shortly after so he didn’t see any of it.
‘The girls aren’t that surprised as it’s nothing she didn’t do in the villa but they are all saying Maura broke the girl code and has shown her true colours by partying with Greg.
‘Poor Amber was sat at home in tears while Maura was out on the town with him – and all over him.’
Maura recently made headlines after admitting she was secretly punished while in the Love Island villa – thanks to her boozy behaviour.
While on The Late Late Show, Curtis Pritchard’s girlfriend let slip that she was told off for ‘downing everyone’s wine’ one night, before replacing it all with water.
Discussing the rule break, she insisted none of her fellow Islanders minded being punished.
‘I’ve had so many messages about that, everyone has said that’s so funny, but it’s normal, I’m Irish, I’m a party girl,’ she continued.
‘In there [the villa] some nights you only get one [drink], some nights you get two. I was like, “I just want a drink”. I didn’t do it again though, everyone else got punished for my behaviour.
‘No one was allowed alcohol the following night. I felt a bit bad about it but no one minded, no one got annoyed with me.
‘I think they know I’d get fiery at them.’
Maura’s Boohoo collaboration will be released later this year.
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