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11th Jun 2022

Gemma Owen’s ex-boyfriend is heading into the villa on Sunday

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Gemma Owen's ex joining Love Island

Maybe he’ll be the one to ask who her dad is?

There’s a new bombshell heading into the villa and after Friday night’s drama-filled episode of Love Island, this new boy is certainly only going to cause a lot more.

Not just anyone, the producers at ITV have managed to snap up Gemma Owen‘s ex-boyfriend as the latest islander to join the hit reality show.

Teasing his arrival for tomorrow’s episode, he was seen walking into the villa with the clip cutting to Gemma saying: “Oh my god, that’s my ex-boyfriend.”

After a dramatic recoupling that left Gemma with Luca, she will now be reunited with her ex, Jacques O’Neill.

According to reports, he is understood to play rugby for Castleford Tigers, with his club immediately dropping a statement when the episode aired.

A tweet from club bosses read: “Castleford Tigers can confirm that the Club has agreed to release Jacques O’Neill from his contract to allow him to pursue another opportunity. Best of luck @Jacques9oneill!”

As he entered the villa, the Islanders immediately jumped up to see the new arrival, but when Gemma said it was her ex, Tasha was seen covering her mouth in disbelief.

Having only just been rocked by the surprise exit of Owen’s initial partner, Liam Llewellyn, fans immediately took to Twitter to revel in the excitement of this latest twist.

One person wrote: “YES to this twist! Gemma’s ex needs to make a beeline for Lovely Lovely Paige, hopefully he’s nice enough for her- Luca will end up getting bored with boring Gemma & she’s probably stuffed it with Davide soooo… #LoveIsland.”

Another wrote, “Oh! Love island with a little Ex on the Beach twist #loveisland”, while a thrid added: “Plot twist! Gemma’s ex lol these producers are messy hahaha I’m here for it #loveisland.”

Love Island returns on Sunday at 9pm.

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