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)
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
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
‘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)
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
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)
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.
The singletons will live in a luxurious £5.3million villa in Cape Town, one of the world’s most dangerous cities, for six weeks.
As well as TV crews being given training on dealing with any potential security, breach guards will be on constant watch.
Laura Whitmore will host the series as Caroline Flack stands down after being charged with assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27. The Irish presenter joins forces with her boyfriend and the show’s voiceover artist, Iain Stirling.
WINTER LOVE ISLAND 2020: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Pop star sibling: Sophie’s sister is Rochelle Humes
Name: Sophie Piper
Occupation: Medical PA
Claim to fame? Half-sister of The Saturdays star-turned-TV presenter Rochelle Humes.
Celebrity crush? ‘Anthony Joshua. Whenever I see him fight, I yell, “Come on, use your right hook!” I have no idea what I’m talking about.’
What song sums up your love life? ‘All By Myself by Celine Dion – that’s how it feels at the moment!’
Twinning: Love Island are instaling twins into the villa this year
Names: Eve and Jess Gale
Occupation: VIP hostesses and students
Claim to fame? [Eve] ‘Tyga, Kylie Jenner’s ex, messaged me. We were both at an event and I posted an Instagram story tagging him. He then messaged me afterwards and we spoke on WhatsApp. Then when me and Jess were in Ibiza, he was there again. He asked me to meet him but we arrived the day he left. Pop Smoke, the R‘n’B rapper, messaged me too.’
Party Trick: ‘We are the party trick!’
Land and gentry: Ollie believes that he ‘bosses the room wherever he goes’
Name: Ollie Williams
Occupation: Heir to the Lanhydrock
Claim to fame? ‘My father is Lord of the Manor of Lanhydrock. The family title is Viscount Clifden. When my father passes away or abdicates, as the eldest child, I will take on the titles and the estate.’
Dating disasters? Once got cat-fished by a 50-year-old man.
No no no! Shaughna won’t put up with f**kboys [anymore!]
Name: Shaughna Phillips
Occupation: Democratic services officer
Best feature? ‘My lips. I spent enough money on them!’
Celebrity crush? ‘[Love Island 2018 winner] Jack Fincham is a bit of me on toast!’
Dating disasters? ‘Being on a first date with a guy and getting a cab home to mine and my most recent ex-boyfriend was sat outside my house in his car crying!’
Leanne Leanne! ‘I’m a 10. If you don’t love yourself, who will?’
Name: Leanne Amaning
Occupation: Customer service advisor
Dating disasters? ‘A guy once started rapping acapella to me. I was sat there awkwardly and had to clap afterwards.’
How far are you prepared to go in the villa to get the guy you want? ‘If I want something, I’ll get it.’
Fancy a cuppa? Connor is a coffee bean salesman
Name: Connor Durman
Occupation: Coffee bean salesman
Fun Fact: He was a naked waiter in Sydney.
Dating history: ‘I went on a date with a girl. She asked me back to her house for some more drinks and let’s just say I ended up getting on really well with her housemate…’
You’re fired! Mike’s brother was on The Apprentice
Name: Mike Boateng
Occupation: Police Officer
Claim to fame? I know a few footballer friends from my football days. Dominic Calvert-Lewin played with me at Sheffield United. My brother, Samuel, was on The Apprentice a few years ago.’
Good at flirting? ‘I’m lucky because of my job I can use the cheeky lines about getting handcuffs out! It normally works!’
Love me, love me! Siânnise likes herself a bit of Romeo + Juliet-era Leo
Name: Siânnise Fudge
Occupation: Beauty consultant
Ideal man? ‘Tall dark and handsome – my friends call me Princess Jasmine. I’m after my own Aladdin, I guess.’
Celebrity crush? 90s Leonardo DiCaprio.
Got talent? Paige was on Britain’s Got Talent 2012 age 1. She sang in front of Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell, leaving them impressed
Name: Paige Turley
Location: West Lothian
Claim to fame? ‘[Singer] Lewis Capaldi is my ex boyfriend. 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.’
Oddly specific! ‘I always fancy girls with dark hair, tanned skin, red lipstick and white nail polish’
Name: Callum Jones
Ideal woman: ‘I always fancy girls with dark hair, tanned skin, red lipstick and white nail polish.’
Celebrity crush? Megan Fox.
What song sums up your love life? La Bouche, Be My Lover.
Name: Nas Majeed
Occupation: Sports science graduate and builder
Celebrity crush? Naomi Scott [Princess Jasmine in the live-action remake of Aladdin].
…and while many of the first batch of contestants won’t last very long, there’ll be more sent through the door in due course…