Olivia Buckland EXCLUSIVE: Star advises Amber and Greg to 'remember why they're ...

Olivia Buckland has advised Love Island winners Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea to 'remember why they're together' after winning the fifth series of the reality show.

The TV star, 25, finished as runners-up with her now husband Alex Bowen, 27, in 2016 and admitted they 'barely saw each other' immediately after the show ended.

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Olivia said: 'The best advice I can give is to remember why you’re together. They’re going to have so much stuff thrown at them. 

Olivia Buckland has advised Love Island winners Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea to 'remember why they're together' after winning the fifth series of the reality show

Olivia Buckland has advised Love Island winners Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea to 'remember why they're together' after winning the fifth series of the reality show 

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'If you remember to think about each other and have your own private time because it is going to be really hard. 

'When Alex came out, he did about 150 personal appearances and we barely saw each other. Your life does do a one-eighty.'

While she acknowledged it's 'hard to know' at this early stage, Olivia reckons Amber and Greg could go the distance like her and Alex.  

She said: 'Me and Alex, people had doubts about us. It’s hard to tell at the start but from what I see, they get on well, they have a laugh and they trust each other. 

Olivia said: 'The best advice I can give is to remember why you’re together. They’re going to have so much stuff thrown at them'

Olivia said: 'The best advice I can give is to remember why you’re together. They’re going to have so much stuff thrown at them' 

'If you look at your group of friends, not everyone stays with their partner the whole time. It’s the same with Love Island. They’ve got a very exciting time ahead of them.'

Olivia had been backing therapist Amber and rugby player Greg to win the show as soon as they coupled up.

She said: '[Love Island] has a special place in my heart because I was on it. It brings back so much nostalgia for me. 

'I wanted Amber and Greg to win and they won so I was so happy. This series was slower at the start but once we got the know the people, you get sucked in.'

Couple: Olivia finished as runner-up with her now husband Alex Bowen in 2016 and admitted they 'barely saw each other' immediately after the show ended (pictured in November 2018)

Couple: Olivia finished as runner-up with her now husband Alex Bowen in 2016 and admitted they 'barely saw each other' immediately after the show ended (pictured in November 2018) 

Speaking about life post-show, the TV star said it's 'vital' that this year's Love Islanders have a solid support system around them as they return to their everyday

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