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

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

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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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