‘She’s starting to grow on me’: Love Island fans praise Gemma for saving hunky Davide from elimination after shock recoupling
After Danica’s bold decision, which left the fishmonger appearing visibly angry, Michael Owen’s daughter chose fan favourite Davide because of his ‘funny side’.
Drama: Sunday night’s tense Love Island episode saw Remi Lambert leave the villa as bombshell Danica Taylor made waves by choosing to couple up with Luca Bish, 23
She said: ‘I’d like to couple up with this boy because I think the last few days he really started to show his personality more in the villa, his funny side.
‘I think everyone can agree we all love that side to him.’
Making a slight jab at Danica, 21, she continued: ‘I think obviously the guy that I was supposed to be coupling up with has been taken so the boy I’d like to couple up with is Davide.’
Fan favourite: But Twitter breathed a sigh of relief as Gemma Owen – who was left with a difficult choice when left single – saved Davide Sanclimenti from being kicked off
The pair – who were once coupled up – then shared a hug as Tash Ghouri, 23, grabbed Gemma’s hand for comfort.
Social media went wild for the recoupling, with many thanking Gemma, 19, who in past received backlash for her ‘spoilt’ attitude.
Posting a reaction picture with multiple heart emojis, one fan wrote: ‘Me watching Gemma save Davide…sorry for talking bad about you, you are now my favourite.’
‘Sorry for talking bad about you’: Social media went wild for the recoupling, with many thanking Gemma, who in past received backlash for her ‘spoilt’ attitude
Another added: ‘Ykw I’m glad Gemma saved Davide that man is funny and brings character to the show.’
Elsewhere a user wrote: ‘Thank you Gemma for keeping Davide in! That man is comedy gold.’
Viewers also expressed their adoration for her heartfelt speech about the Italian hunk, 27, as well as the other islanders’ reaction.
‘Living for it’: One post also remarked on the irony of the reaction, given fans were displeased when the pair was initially coupled up as many felt uncomfortable with the pair’s age gap
One penned: ‘Gemma picking Davide and everyone smiling.’
‘GEMMA CHOOSING DAVIDE. THAT SPEECH HAS MY HEART I LOVE HER SO MUCH,’ another said.
One post also remarked on the irony of the reaction, given fans were displeased when the pair was initially coupled up as many felt uncomfortable with the pair’s age gap.
‘God bless Gemma’: Other Twitter users claimed Gemma is ‘growing on them’ following the decision
They wrote: ‘Remember we were raging about Gemma and Davide and now we are living for it.’
Other users claimed Gemma is ‘growing on them’ following the decision.
‘God bless Gemma for saving Davide,’ one read.
Disbelief: Love Island fans were left unimpressed with Gemma during Sunday night’s episode as she shared a bed with her new partner Davide
A second poster added: ‘I rate Gemma for keeping Davide.’
‘THANK YOU GEMMA FOR CHOOSING DAVIDE’ another exclaimed, while elsewhere a user said: ‘Gemma saving Davide she’s starting to grow on me ngl.’
However fans were also left unhappy with Gemma on Sunday night’s episode as she shared a bed with her new partner – while her love interest Luca, 23, refused to sleep beside the villa’s newest bombshell.
Alone: While Luca was adamant that he didn’t want to get to know the dancer and said he was ‘putting all his eggs in one basket’ for Gemma, fans flocked to Twitter to share their reactions
Deja vu: The shock decision saw Gemma forced to take back her day one partner, Italian hunk Davide
The latest recoupling saw Danica choose the fishmonger in a dramatic show opening that saw Remi, 22, dumped.
The shock decision saw Gemma forced to take back her day one partner, Davide, leaving some viewers shocked and in disbelief, while many questioned her true feelings for the Brighton native.
While Luca was adamant that he didn’t want to get to know the dancer and said he was ‘putting all his eggs in one basket’ for Gemma, fans flocked to Twitter to share their reactions.
‘No way’: The shock decision saw Gemma forced to take back her day one partner, Davide, leaving some viewers shocked and in disbelief, while many questioned her true feelings
One follower said: ‘I think if Gemma really liked him she’d sleep in the same bed as him.’
Another remarked: ‘No way Gemma slept in bed with Davide.’
‘Nah Gemma does not like this guy, you’re telling me she waved off to sleep in a bed on his own whilst you sleep in the same bed as ur old ting,’ a unimpressed viewer wrote.
Shock: New bombshell Danica Taylor has coupled up with ‘gutted’ Luca in a dramatic show opener that saw Remi Lambert dumped from the villa on Sunday
Another fan questioned: ‘Soooo why isn’t Gemma staying out there with luca?’
Speaking ahead of her choice, Danica told them she had ‘to go with heart’, despite not even being in the villa 24 hours.
‘I can kind of only go on what I can see at face value and somebody who I feel like is usually my type.
Gutted: Danica certainly ruffled feathers during the recoupling that sent his relationship with Gemma to the rocks
‘I need to explore that unfortunately so I’m going to have to follow my heart on this one. The boy that I want to couple up with is Luca.’
Luca could be seen with his head in his hands, later telling Gemma: ‘I want you, that is it and I don’t care.’
‘I can kind of only go on what I can see at face value and somebody who I feel like is usually my type. I need to explore that unfortunately so I’m going to have to follow my heart on this one. The boy that I want to couple up with is Luca.’
Nightmare: Luca could be seen with his head in his hands after Danica’s recoupling announcement
Drama: Speaking ahead of her choice, Danica told them she had ‘to go with heart’, despite not even being in the villa 24 hours
Luca could be seen with his head in his hands, later telling Gemma: ‘I want you, that is it and I don’t care.’
Speaking in the beach hut, he added: ‘It will make us stronger but I am gutted.’
Upon his exit Remi detailed: ‘I’m a bit disappointed – I wish I could stay longer to get to know Indiyah and Danica mostly. At the same time, I feel like it was my time to leave. I was getting mixed signals and I wasn’t getting a clear answer from the girls.
Feelings: Luca later reassured his romantic interest and told Gemma: ‘I want you, that is it and I don’t care’
He revealed that he was initially attracted to Paige before admitted that Indiyah caught his eye.
Remi continued: ‘I feel like me and Indiyah had a connection but her and Ikenna were there from the start and they’ve built a strong connection and foundation. I just wish I’d had more time with her.’
Elsewhere in the explosive episode, viewers saw Ekin-Su pair up with Jay, who she previously shared sneaky kisses with, Tasha continued her relationship with Andrew and Amber chose Dami.
Should Gemma be worried? He jokingly added: ‘It just means you have something good if a new girl comes in and picks me doesn’t it’
Whilst Paige stuck with Jaques and Indiyah stood by Ikenna, despite the couple appearing to be on the rocks.
Indiyah later discussed her feelings with the other contestants by the pool, as she admitted that she didn’t think there was a ‘spark’ between herself and Ikenna and felt that Dami was easier to speak to.
After the shock recoupling Luca chose to spend the night in the living room as he decided against sharing a bed with his new partner Danica.
Loved-up: Speaking in the beach hut, Luca later added: ‘It will make us stronger but I am gutted’
The next day the Islanders were relaxing in the garden when Danica received a text revealing she would be going on a date with Luca.
Leaving the Villa the newly formed couple made their way to the beach as they enjoyed a romantic shoreside setting complete with picnic blanket and drinks.
Speaking on the date, Danica said: ‘Honestly, this is probably the second genuine date I think I’ve been on.’
Romantic: The next day the Islanders were relaxing in the garden when Danica received a text revealing she would be going on a date with Luca to the beach
To which the fishmonger replied: ‘Wow, pleasure, I am sure a lot of boys would want to kiss you.’
‘Kisses on first dates?’, Danica questioned.
Viewers were told at the end of the episode that they would be able to cast a vote to save their favourite boy and girl, those with the fewest votes would be at risk of going home, whilst Danica would be excluded from the vote.
Love Island returns on Monday night at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.
Scenic: Leaving the Villa the newly formed couple made their way to the beach as they enjoyed a romantic shoreside setting complete with picnic blanket and drinks
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: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains!
‘I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness!’
Name: Jay Younger
Occupation: Investment analyst
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am a slow burner for sure, yeah. I don’t fall easily.
‘I quite like self sufficiency in girls.’
Name: Danica Taylor
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am the type of girlfriend that I want to do so much with you – deep conversations, silly activities.
‘If you say let’s go canoeing all day even though I am quite a glam girl, I am down for it.’
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: 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!’
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: Jacques O’Neill
Occupation: Rugby League Player
Who is their type on paper? ‘I think it needs to be the right person, at the right time.
‘I was saying to my mum the other day that I want a girl. And I’m now ready to settle down.’
Name: Remi Lambert
Who is their type on paper? ‘Now it’s time to find something more serious. I usually meet girls out and about on a night out.
‘If I see a girl I like, I’ll just go over without hesitation and sometimes I meet girls through Instagram.’