Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies' shocking split has been blamed on his 'Dancing on Ice' gig.

Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies

Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies

Alex Bowen - who won 'Love Island' with his girlfriend Olivia Buckland in 2016 - couldn't believe it when he heard that this year's champions had called time on their relationship, but he's convinced the 20-year-old hunk's involvement in the skating show has caused a rift between him and the brunette babe.

Speaking to The Sun Online, he said: "I think their split is shocking because they won the show and everyone thought they were the best couple. But you don't know what you've got to handle on the outside.

"You don't know how if you'll be living on different sides of the country, you don't know how much work you'll be getting. The fact Kem got 'Dancing On Ice' - that will be taking up a lot of his time."

Olivia added: "We don't know Kem but we both know Amber. I text her last night and said I hoped she was alright. I'm sure he's lovely but it's such a hard thing to make work when you're so busy. He's mega busy, it must be so hard for him - it's just so difficult really."

The former couple - who were dating for four months - announced their split in a joint statement earlier this week, blaming their hectic schedules on their decision to part ways, and vowed to remain friends.

They said in the statement: "With sadness, we've decided to separate.

"We fell in love in the villa and want to thank all the fans of the show for supporting us.

"Our schedules made it difficult. We'll remain good friends."

Amber, 21, has since taken to her social networking sites to thank her fans for their support.

She said: "Would just like to say I am incredibly overwhelmed by everyone's lovely messages and comments. The love and support from you all has been absolutely heartwarming. Thank you so much (sic)"

Kem started training for 'Dancing on Ice' last month and will take to the rink in front of the nation next month.