Amber Davies says her 'Love Island' aftercare was "amazing".

Amber Davies

Amber Davies

The 22-year-old singer - who won the ITV2 dating show alongside then-boyfriend Kem Cetinay in 2017 - has defended the programme, and insisted contestants know they are "signing up for fame" when they join the series.

Speaking on 'Lorraine', she said: "It's inevitable when they go in they are signing up for fame.

"They know what kind of money they'll be coming out to. I can't speak for everyone else but my personal experience of aftercare was amazing.

"However, you do sign up for it yourself. No one is holding a gun to your head to sign up to it."

'Love Island' has come under fire following the deaths of former contestants Mike Thalassitis, 26, and Sophie Gradon, 32.

Some have even called for the programme to be axed after ITV ended 'The Jeremy Kyle Show' after 14 years following a participant death.

And Amber admits that while it looks like former 'Love Island' stars are always "living the dream", that is not always the case.

She said: "It looked like we're living the dream, leading this glamorous life, but it's not always like that.

"Jobs are very slim for 'Love Island' stars at the moment. And the more popular 'Love Island' gets the fewer jobs there will be.

"Your life does change dramatically."

Amber thinks this year's contestants will make for entertaining viewing because they are "a lot sassier" than last year's Islanders.

She said: "They're a lot sassier this year. I think there will be a lot more arguments."

'Love Island' will return on Monday (03.06.19) at 9pm on ITV2.