Five footballers who dated Love Island stars as Amber Gill denies Grealish links
Love Island and football rarely go hand-in-hand, but a surprising amount of islanders have found themselves linked with professional footballers.
Amber Gill, the winner of the 2019 edition, is the most recent islander to be linked to a footballer in the form of Manchester City star Jack Grealish.
However, Gill took to her Instagram page to deny any spark of romance.
While Grealish also posted on his Instagram story, denying reports of connections with Gill or Inbetweeners star Emily Atack.
But Daily Star Sport is looking at the islanders who have dated footballers from Premier League stars to Championship stand-outs…
Aaron Connolly and Lucinda Strafford
When blonde-bombshell Lucinda Strafford entered the villa for the seventh season of the hit show, she was forced to deny claims she was still in a relationship with Brighton's Aaron Connolly.
The pair had previously dated before Strafford entered the show.
And they look to be back together after sharing a snap with Connolly on Halloween, and Strafford admitted they were talking again in September.
Connolly has made two appearances in the Premier League so far this season.
Have we missed any off our list? Let us know in the comments section
Bradley Dack and Olivia Attwood
Like Connolly and Strafford, Bradley Dack and Olivia Attwood dated before the stunning blonde entered the villa only to rekindle their relationship after the show.
The pair are still together and currently engaged after having to postpone their wedding.
Outside of his footballing reasonability at Blackburn Rovers, Dack starred in a reality TV show alongside Attwood: 'Olivia Meets Her Match'.
Dack is currently out of action with an ACL injury he sustained in March.
Alex Iwobi and Clarisse Juliette
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Clarisse Juliette entered the villa in 2021 while already having a huge social media following.
Juliette dated former Arsenal star Alex Iwobi for around four years, and the pair often shared snaps of each other on their Instagram.
However, the pair broke up in 2017.
Iwobi left North London shortly after in 2019, and the Nigerian winger now regularly turns out on Merseyside for Everton.
Jarrod Bowen and Dani Dyer
The most recent couple to go official, former Love Island star Dani Dyer confirmed her romance with Jarrod Bowen last month.
Dyer is the daughter of EastEnders star, and West Ham fan, Danny Dyer.
It didn't take long for the Hammers faithful to catch onto the relationship too, and Dyer has revealed she isn't a fan of their chant: "Bowen's on fire and he's sh***ing Dani Dyer."
Bowen moved to East London in 2020 after a successful spell with Hull City.
Ben Chilwell and Joanna Chimonides
Chelsea full-back Ben Chilwell is perhaps the most successful to make the list with a Champions League trophy under his belt and a hatful of England caps.
And he once dated the Love Island stunner for around a year.
Joanna Chimonides entered the villa during the fifth season, but she only lasted 20 days on the reality TV show.
However, their relationship was long over when she hit TV screens having met when Chilwell played football for Leicester City and Joanna was studying psychology at the University of Leicester.
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