LOVE Island’s Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard will be the ‘first to split’ after she edged away from him in the final, claims a body language expert.
The 28-year-old grid girl finished in fourth place with the 23-year-old ballroom dancer during Monday’s grand final.
As they sat down to talk to host Caroline Flack about their time in the villa, Curtis wrapped his arm around Maura.
But as the conversation continued, the Irish beauty’s body language changed towards her partner, and expert Judi James warned this could mean there’s trouble in paradise.
She told The Sun Online: “I think she might crack first in terms of not keeping up the pairing, she seemed to pop further away up the seat as they sat down and sucked in her lips, which can be an expression or regret or wariness as Curtis spoke primarily about himself.
“Her foot was tapping in a metronomic gesture too, which can suggest irritation or a desire to get on with things.”
Judi added that Maura is quite open with her body language so it’s easy to tell how she’s really feeling.
She explained: “Maura has been such a great character and her body language does tend to be pretty honest.
“She looked genuinely stricken when they only got into fourth place and her facial expressions with Curtis suggested a range of emotions.”
The series was eventually won by Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea, who beat long-term favourites Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury.
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Maura was caught with a look of disbelief on her face as the winner’s were announced, and Judi said of the pair: “They looked genuinely surprised to get to the final and their body language does say ‘early days’.
“They held hands and she giggled a lot when she looked at him although when she was asked about Michael we did seem to see flashes of the old, feistier and maybe more passionate Amber again.
“They face-check one another a lot and although they made a sweet couple that brought out the ‘ahhs’ from the audience I think they still have a long way to go in terms of forming a strong relationship.”