Love Island’s Amber Davies issues statement on ‘dodgy’ NTAs photo

The reality star says she was "naïve" about the situation

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Love Island’s Amber Davies says she is “devastated” by reports she posed near an unidentified ‘white powder’ on a night out.

The 20-year-old posted a note to Twitter on Wednesday night, saying: “I have never and would never take drugs. This is not who I am.”

It followed frenzied speculation on social media, when the reality star added a selfie to Instagram Stories, standing next to a table covered in bottles of champagne and beer, what looks like white powder, a bank card and a rolled up bank note.

The image was taken at a hotel after-party, following the National Television Awards.

Amber then deleted the picture – but it had already been screen-grabbed and shared online.

In her lengthy note, Amber wrote: “There have been a lot of stories around this afternoon and I just want to set the record straight.

“I was completely naïve to what was lying on the table in front of me. I don’t know for sure what it was, but I do know what it looks like, and I am devastated.”

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The model – who won the last series of Love Island, alongside her now-ex, Kem Cetinay – added that she has never and would never take drugs, insisting: “That is not who I am.”

She went on: “I’m fully aware that my supporters look up to me and the last thing I want is for people to think this is the type of thing I’d do.

“I’m a normal girl with an amazing family and I would never let them down like that.”

She finished the post with a heart emoji.

Within hours, Amber had hundreds of replies and more than 3,500 likes.

Many offered support, writing: “Give her a break”, while another pointed out: “[It] wasn’t her dressing room.”

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It was already an awkward night for the reality star, as she avoided her ex, Kem on the NTA red carpet.

She recently admitted on ITV’s Lorraine, that they had: “Unfinished business”, but Kem later told MailOnline there was no chance of a reunion.

He said: “If I’m brutally honest, I’m pretty happy where I am at the moment. I’m happy being single… and I’m really happy with how things are going.”

Tough week all round for Amber.