island of love will introduce a host of new entrants when the infamous mid-season twist, Casa Amor, kicks off tonight (July 1st).
However, one of the boys entering the second mansion is already famous – at least by association. Jack Keating, son of Boyzone singer Ronan Keating, will join the cast. According to Jack, his father “crushes” him.
“He’ll definitely be watching when I’m around,” said 23-year-old Jack before entering the house. He added that he and his father were hosts The x factor in Australia and currently has a show on Magic Radio, have a very close bond.
“He’s buzzing for me, me and my dad are very close, we’re best friends.”
Jack isn’t the only one island of love Contestant with a famous father set to perform in 2022. Gemma Owen, daughter of former England soccer star Michael Owen, walked into the villa when the season started in June.
So far, Gemma has mainly chosen to keep the other islanders in the dark about her famous lineage, although she’s offered a few hints in the process. She revealed this week that she was attending daycare with David Beckham’s kids.
Jack, a Dublin-based social media marketer, said he decided to apply island of love because he’s been single for too long.
“I’ve been single for a long time, probably four or five years now, and I’ve really missed that spark that I didn’t get in the dating scene, like I’ve been dating a long time. And I just thought why not? Hopefully I can connect with someone and see what happens,” Jack told ITV.
Love Island, tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available on BritBox the next morning.
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