Love Island 2022: 1-0 to Owen! Gemma scores as she finally bags hunky Italian Davide after he opts to steal her from hapless student Liam – while TWO new Islanders are revealed to the voting public
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Tuesday night’s Love Island ended with plenty of drama as Italian hunk Davide Sanclimenti opted to couple up with Gemma Owen in the first recoupling of the series.
Davide’s decision left Gemma’s partner Liam Llewellyn single and vulnerable, with the Masters student at risk of being dumped from the villa.
Meanwhile, the tense episode revealed that two brand new girls – Afia Tonkmor and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu – were heading into the villa, with the public able to vote on which two boys will head on a date with them.
She scores! Tuesday night’s Love Island ended with plenty of drama as Italian hunk Davide Sanclimenti opted to couple up with Gemma Owen in the first recoupling of the series
The bombshell contestant held the power after it was revealed 24 hours previously that he had to chose one of the girls to pair up with, despite the girls already being in couples with the others lads.
After spending the day getting to know the girls, the evening saw decision time for business owner Davide as he had to chose which girl to steal from one of the other boys.
Speaking in front of the firepit, he explained that his decision had not been an easy one as he had just 24 hours to get to know the other girls.
He then added: ‘It’s not just attraction, yes she’s a stunning girl. We really had a good time and I would like to know her more. The girl I would like to couple up with is… Gemma.’
His choice; The bombshell contestant held the power after it was revealed 24 hours previously that he had to chose one of the girls to pair up with, despite the girls already being in couples with the others lads
Incoming: Meanwhile, the tense episode revealed that two brand new girls – Afia Tonkmor (L)and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu – were heading into the villa, with the public able to vote on which two boys will head on a date with them
As Michael Owen’s daughter made her way over to her new partner, Liam looked visibly gutted as he could only sit by and watch.
But his misery continued as he then received a text which confirmed his single status and revealed that anyone not in a couple by the end of the week is at risk of being dumped from the villa.
The opening scenes saw Gemma made her intentions clear with Davide as she told him that she didn’t like to be second best.
Choice: The bombshell contestant held the power after it was revealed 24 hours previously that he had to chose one of the girls to pair up with, despite the girls already being in couples with the others lads
Decision time: Speaking in front of the firepit, he explained that his decision had not been an easy one as he had just 24 hours to get to know the other girls
As the Italian hunk pulled her for a chat, the daughter of Michael Owen asked him if he had good morals, to which he remained coy.
Reprimanding him, she uttered: ‘nah you don’t do you, you’re a little s**t!’
After being questioned why she said this about him, Gemma said: ‘because you couldn’t give me a straight answer. Do you mess people around?’
To which Davide responded: ‘No’.
Oh no: His misery continued as he then received a text which confirmed his single status and revealed that anyone not in a couple by the end of the week is at risk of being dumped from the villa
At risk: The other islanders watched on as Liam learned that his place in the villa was in jeopardy if he didn’t couple up by the end of the week
On his impending decision, Gemma then added: ‘I feel like the power has proper got to your head.’
As Davide implied he like the power during their flirty chat, Gemma then added: ‘Oh my God, I might remove myself from this situation so you’ve got to pick someone else!
‘I don’t like competition, I want to be first, not second!’
And it seemed as though Davide liked Gemma straightforwardness as her words apparently made an impact on his later decision.
The show made its much-anticipated return to screens on Monday night, with ten hopeful singletons heading to a brand new Mallorcan villa in search of ‘fun, flirting and fifty grand.’
The series kicked off with a dramatic twist as viewers were given the chance to vote for this year’s first couples for the first time, but romances were already been put to the test with the arrival of hunky bombshell Davide Sanclimenti.
While the couples were mere hours into getting to know one another, the Islanders learned that one boy would be left vulnerable as Davide chose which one he’d like to be paired up with, and Gemma Owen didn’t waste any time stealing a cheeky smooch from the hunk – despite being in a pairing with Liam Llewellyn.
During this season of Love Island, contestants will be given inclusivity training, round the clock access to mental health experts and bespoke guidance on how to cope with instant fame as part of an extensive care package implemented ahead of its latest series.
P roducers have ensured its latest crop of singletons are given plenty of professional guidance as part of their duty of care protocol – before, during and after their stay in the Spanish villa.
Ahead of this series, contestants were offered video training and guidance covering appropriate inclusive language around disability, sexuality, race and ethnicity, as well as general behaviours and microaggressions.
LOVE ISLAND 2022: DUTY OF CARE
- Comprehensive psychological support
- Training for all Islanders on the impacts of social media and handling potential negativity
- Training for all Islanders on financial management
- Detailed conversations with Islanders regarding the impact of participation on the show
- A proactive aftercare package which extends support to all Islanders following their participation on the show
- Guidance and advice on taking on management after the show
Information courtesy of ITV
Pre-filming psychological and medical assessments, including reviews conducted by an independent doctor, psychological consultant and reports from each Islander’s own GP to check their respective medical histories, were also required.
The inclusion training, which Islanders were offered prior to entering the Villa, consisted of conversations chaired by BCOMS (Black Collective of Media in Sport) founder Leon Mann MBE.
It also included DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) consultant Hayley Bennett, disability specialist Shani Dhanda and broadcaster Sean Fletcher.
The discussions have been devised to tackle topics including inclusive language, behaviour, creating safe spaces and being a good ally.
Additionally, prospective Islanders watched a video fronted by the show’s executive producer and head of welfare interviewing former Islanders about their experiences on the show.
This included details on the two week period before they enter the Villa, how to cope being filmed 24 hours a day, the interaction they will have with producers in the Villa, the support provided to family members, dealing with social media trolling, and adapting to life away from the show.
As always registered mental health professional are engaged throughout the whole series – from pre-filming to aftercare.
Potential Islanders are also required to fully disclose in confidence any medical history that would be relevant to their inclusion in the Villa and the production’s ability to provide a suitable environment for them.
Love Island continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.
LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find.
I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!
‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’
Name: Indiyah Polack
Occupation: Hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.
Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one.
I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’
Name: Tasha Ghouri
Occupation: Model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.
This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time.
I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’
Name: Gemma Owen
Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer.
I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.
If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.
I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.
I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?
This is the best time to give it a go.’
Name: Luca Bish
Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.
If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.
Name: Dami Hope
Occupation: Senior Microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.
When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.
Name: Liam Llewellyn
Location: Newport, South Wales
Occupation: Masters Student
Who is their type on paper? ’22 is a really nice age to meet someone, you’ve got your years ahead of you so you have time to grow together.
Love Island is a great opportunity to meet someone, you’re in with a load of different types so you can get to grips with what you really like.’
Name: Davide Sanclimenti
Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Occupation: Business owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.
They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.
Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘
Name: Ikenna Ekwonna
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve only been in one past relationship but now I think I’m at the age where I could find someone.
Hopefully, I’m going to bring spontaneity and excitement.
I’m not really shy to speak to people I don’t really care too much about what people think.’
Name: Amber Beckford
Who is their type on paper? ‘I don’t like guys that show off.
I don’t like flashy guys – just have a personality and make me laugh.
There was this one guy and he was trying to purposefully show off his car keys and we were literally in the middle of a restaurant!’
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