Irish Love Island finalist Maura Higgins said she feels like she "brought the craic out of Curtis a lot" during their time together on the series.

Maura and Curtis Pritchard are still in a couple since leaving the villa, and the Longford model said she helped him to "come out of his shell."

"I feel like I brought the craic out of Curtis a lot, he's come out of his shell," Maura told Her.ie

"I've brought out his fiery side and he's brought out my softer side. We balance each other out that way."

She added that meeting the professional ballroom dancer was the "best moment" for her when she looks back at her time on Love Island, but she struggled to pick a worst moment.

"It was probably, like, when I was in there for so long and I couldn't find a connection with anyone. I felt like giving up at one stage," she said.

Maura recently brought Curtis home to Longford to meet her family after an initial introduction while in the villa.

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