Love Island’s Michael Griffiths: his job, transformation and Joanna Chimonides relationship

He famously left Amber Gill single after his time in Casa Amor

Michael Griffiths

by Ben Pulsford |
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Considering we've had over 10 series of Love Island – which means literally hundreds of OGs and bombshell have now slow-mo walked their way through those villa doors – you'd be forgiven for not being able to put every Love Island face to a name.

Especially if the body holding up said face had recently undergone a Hulk-esque transformation since leaving the show. To be fair, a fair few of the Love Island lads have done this, so for clarity, we're talking about Love Island 2019's Michael Griffiths.

With his ex, Joanna Chimonides, currently back in the villa for Love Island All Stars, let's see what Michael - who actually likes to be known as Mac these days - is up to.

Who is Michael Griffiths?

Michael is a former firefighter who appeared as a contestant on the 2019 series of Love Island.

How old is Michael Griffiths?

Michael was born on 2 October 1991, making him 32 years old.

Where is Michael Griffiths from?

He is from Liverpool and we miss his voice on our screens, tbh.

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michael was an OG on series five ITV

What does Michael Griffiths do now?

Michael now is now a personal coach, TV presenter, and likes fitness more than Jay Younger.

What happened to Michael Griffiths on Love Island?

Michael entered the villa on day one and was dumped from the Island on day 49, just shy of the final. During his Love Island journey he coupled up with Yewande Biala, Amber Gill, Joanna and Francesca Allen.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Michael Griffiths attends the UK launch screening of 'Wolf Pack' at The Londoner Hotel on January 25, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Paramount+)

What happened withMichael Griffiths and Amber Gill?

Michael and Amber found love (well...) together in the first few weeks of the 2019 series, but Michael shook Amber and the nation to their core when he coupled up with Casa Amor bombshell Joanna, leaving Amber painfully single – until she coupled up with bombshell Greg O'Shea and ended up winning the thing. Karma.

What happened withMichael Griffiths and Joanna Chimonides?

Michael decided to couple up with Joanna in Casa Amor, leaving poor old Amber a single Pringle.

The couple found themselves in the bottom two alongsideAnna VakiliandJordan Hames following a public vote, but the other Islanders decided to save Anna and Jordan. However, the drama didn't end there because only one of the two were to be sent home that night. The Islanders decided to save Michael and send Joanna packing. Michael then memorably chose NOT to leave with Joanna and she called him a "f--king snake". Needless to say, that was the end of their short-lived relationship.

Michael Griffiths' transformation

Michael is known for three things: his #dramz with Amber, his steaming hot tattoos and his chiselled bod. So imagine our thirsty souls when we decided to taker a gander at his Instagram and realised he'd morphed from ripped to jacked in the last four and a bit years. We're not even sure the word 'jacked' does this body justice.

In a Instagram Story, Michael shared a sexy gym snap showcasing some serious gains – in that his biceps are now bigger than his head –and apparently, his mission is to keep growing...

He captioned the snap, "Off season... Time to grow, I will hit 100kg lean before I step back on stage. Currently 86.2kg."

We have no idea what that means, but we know what we're seeing in that photo and we know how it's making us feel.

Michael recently shared a collection of progress pictures on his Instagram showcasing both the AVENGER he is today and the leaner lover he once – and all in between – was and we have to say, this is quite a transformation. We also have to say he's a solid 12/10 in every single one of these snaps.

Does Michael Griffiths have an Instagram account?

Lucky for us, he does. You can follow him at @mac_griffiths_.

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