Love Island EXC: Lewis Capaldi's ex Paige Turley was dating X Factor beau just ...

New winter Love Island contestant Paige Turley was in a relationship with X Factor's Garry Greig ahead of her audition for the ITV2 dating series.

The musician, 22, is believed to have dated the fellow singer - who is also friends with her famous ex Lewis Capaldi - on-and-off for a few years, before the pair began drifting apart in April 2019. 

It has also been revealed that the upcoming TV personality had her first stroke of fame when she starred on 2012's edition of Britain's Got Talent at the age of 14, where she reached the semi-finals.  

Recent split: Winter Love Island contestant Paige Turley was in a relationship with X Factor's Garry Greig ahead of her audition for the ITV2 dating series (pictured September 2018)

Recent split: Winter Love Island contestant Paige Turley was in a relationship with X Factor's Garry Greig ahead of her audition for the ITV2 dating series (pictured September 2018)

West Lothian natives Paige and Garry reportedly met in 2012, when they would regularly cosy up to each other at concerts and nights out. 

The former couple gigged around Fauldhouse in Scotland - where they both grew up - and even played the same performed together at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro arena for Colours Classical in September 2018.

They documented their relationship on social media - attending wild outings and family get-togethers, where Paige even met Garry’s baby nephew.

On their past relationship, a friend of the couple told MailOnline: 'Paige and Garry would go everywhere together. They’d known one another for years and enjoyed one another’s company. 

Hopeful: It has also been revealed that the upcoming TV personality, 22, had her first stroke of fame when she starred on 2012's edition of Britain's Got Talent at the age of 14

Hopeful: It has also been revealed that the upcoming TV personality, 22, had her first stroke of fame when she starred on 2012's edition of Britain's Got Talent at the age of 14

On and off: The musician is believed to have dated the fellow singer - who is also friends with her famous ex Lewis Capaldi (pictured in April) - on-and-off for a few years

On and off: The musician is believed to have dated the fellow singer - who is also friends with her famous ex Lewis Capaldi (pictured in April) - on-and-off for a few years

Moving on: The blonde bombshell will look for love during her upcoming stint on the ITV2 dating series

Moving on: The blonde bombshell will look for love during her upcoming stint on the ITV2 dating series 

'They were never really formal about their relationship but friends knew they were seeing one another.'

The two began drifting apart in April after the blonde decided to go travelling while Garry toured in Doha.

The source explained: 'Their relationship was one that was pretty fluid and it was thought they’d get back together once they were both on home turf but that doesn’t appear to be happening now.'

MailOnline has contacted Love Island representatives for further comment. 

Former window fabricator Garry first auditioned for ITV's X Factor in 2010, before returning to the series six years later.

Separate ways: A friend told MailOnline that the duo began drifting apart in April 2019 (Facebook message posted that month)

Separate ways: A friend told MailOnline that the duo began drifting apart in April 2019 (Facebook message posted that month)

The good times: They documented their relationship on social media - attending wild outings and family get-togethers, where Paige even met Garry’s baby nephew

He's a fan! Garry hailed Paige as 'smokin'' in a post shared two years ago

The good times: They documented their relationship on social media - attending wild outings and family get-togethers, where Paige even met Garry’s baby nephew

At the time, the contestant told judge Simon Cowell he hated his job and wanted to pursue music as a career.  

During his last audition, he impressed music mogul Simon and his fellow judges Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh with a rendition of Stevie Wonder's Signed Sealed Delivered.

Garry revealed he was one of three male vocalists to miss out on a place in One Direction in the same stage in 2010.  

Paige also attempted to further her singing career through a competition series, as she appeared on Britain's Got Talent eight years ago. 

Smitten: West Lothian natives Paige and Garry reportedly met in 2012, when they would regularly cosy up to each other at concerts and nights out

Smitten: West Lothian natives Paige and Garry reportedly met in 2012, when they would regularly cosy up to each other at concerts and nights out

Cheeky: His social media friends appeared to poke fun at their relationship as one pal commented 'punchin'

Cheeky: His social media friends appeared to poke fun at their relationship as one pal commented 'punchin'

Displaying her vocal prowess as a teen, she stunned the panel - consisting of Simon, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams - as she performed Skinny Love by Bon Iver during the audition stages.  

The hopeful advanced to the live semi-finals, where she took to the stage with a soulful take on Bruno Mars' hit Let It Rain.

Although Simon and David were fans of her performance, the female judges were left disappointed, and decided to send her home.  

Paige embarked on a relationship with Lost on You hitmaker Lewis two years after her appearance on the show. 

TV appearance: Former window fabricator Garry first auditioned for ITV's X Factor in 2010, before returning to the series six years later (pictured)

TV appearance: Former window fabricator Garry first auditioned for ITV's X Factor in 2010, before returning to the series six years later (pictured)

Her Love Island appearance will no doubt stir up some emotions for her former flame, 23, who is said to have wrote his hit single Someone You Loved in the wake of their painful split.

'We went out when we were younger, I was about 17 or 18. We were together for about a year. It ended really amicably and we’re still pals,' she revealed ahead of her stint in Cape Town. 

With more Islanders set to be added after the show debuts on Sunday, Love Island's winter edition is sure to keep fans warm during the long nights ahead. 

The latest batch of hopefuls are set to be protected by armed guards, as the show's bosses parry kidnap concerns in South Africa.

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