Amy Hart has exclusively opened up to OK! magazine on her decision to leave the Love Island villa, following a devastating split from Curtis Pritchard.
The 26 year old air hostess was seen breaking down on ITV2 as she told the islanders she was to leave the show, following her savage break-up from the professional ballroom dancer – but many viewers thought it was the producers who may have told her to leave, in fears for her mental health.
Amy has now exclusively told OK! what happened after she made her decision, and revealed how past islanders helped her to cope on the outside world while she was in hiding.
Amy said: “I can’t fault Love Island, they’ve been amazing. All my anxieties went away as soon as I left.
“I went into hiding for two days and they prepared me for things like trolling. I watched a video featuring former Islanders Samira Mighty, Dr Alex and Jamie Jewitt explaining what life will be like.”
Upon her exit, Amy was immediately faced with many fans questioning whether or not producers had forced her to exit the show.
But denying this was the case, Amy added: “Some people are saying the producers told me to leave, but it was my decision.”
Tearing up, she added: “As I was leaving, I said to everyone: ‘I don’t fit into groups, people don’t want to be my friend, people think I’m weird, but you all accepted and loved me for who I am.
“Despite my horrible heartbreak, the show has left me feeling more confident about who I am because I’ve been accepted.
“I went in there looking for a fairy tale. But if Casa Amor hadn’t happened, Curtis and I would’ve sailed along and then he would’ve dumped me when we got out.”
Amy added that she is trying not to “self-sabotage” after leaving the villa, and told OK! what happened when she searched her name for the first time.
“My first night at home in Worthing, I couldn’t sleep so I typed my name into Twitter and the first thing that came up was ‘ugly’,” she said.
“It would have been so easy for me to click on, but I’ve learnt that self-sabotage isn’t healthy.
“I don’t want any more plastic surgery so, sadly for the trolls, I won’t be changing the way I look. I might get my veneers redone because they’re ten years old, but not because of what people have said.”
Read the full interview with Amy in this week’s OK! magazine, out nationwide Tuesday.