Anton Danyluk doesn't speak to his fellow Islanders
“It's quite sad but at the same time I always appreciate the journey I had with the people in there. It don't matter what [happened] because it was unbelievable,” he added.
Anton said the only person he speaks to from his series is Anna Vakili, 31, after growing close to her since leaving the show.
“I only speak to Anna, that's it. Me and Anna are very close,” he shared.
Anton and Belle split for good in December 2019
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He said his former co-stars have managed to “forget where they came from”, but looking back on his time in the villa, he admitted he couldn’t have lasted as long on the show without their friendship and support.
“The friendships are massive, they're really, really big in there. You think they're gonna last forever and they feel like (brothers) and sisters but obviously sometimes it just doesn't end up that way,” he sadly added.
The fifth series of the show was won by Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea, who scooped the £50,000 prize, but then split just weeks afterwards.
Anton has since gone on to start his own personal training business
Anton and Belle lasted for two months outside the villa before splitting, but then briefly reunited, until they decided to call time on their long-distance relationship in December 2019.
“I came out of the villa and I went to my parents and did 75 different PA dates and I was up and down the country,” he told OK!.
“The turning point for me was when I was in Belle’s neck of the woods for an appearance, so I rang her up and said ‘Let’s go for food! I’m right on your doorstep.’ And she went ‘You won’t believe this, but I’m in Scotland.’ I just thought, ‘How is this meant to work?’