Love Island SPOILER: ‘My old man’s a singer’: Ronan Keating’s son Jack grows close to Gemma Owen as they bond over their famous parents in Casa Amour
Friday night’s Love Island saw the return of the much-anticipated Casa Amor – where the islanders’ relationships are set to be seriously tested.
For the first time in three years the boys stayed in the main house as the girls headed to meet a plethora of hunky arrivals.
And during Sunday’s show Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma, 19, settles into her new surroundings as she bonds with newcomer Jack Keating, 23 – who is the son of Boyzone singer Ronan.
Peas in a pod: Love Island SPOILER: ‘My old man’s a singer’ Roan Keating’s son Jack grows close to Gemma as they bond over their famous parents in Casa Amour
Soaking up the sun poolside Jack says: ‘My mum and my little sister are big into show jumping and everything like that. know you’re big into it as well.’
While an excited Gemma replies: ‘Oh ok, oh wow!’ before asking: ‘So your mum is a showjumper? So what does your dad do?’.
‘He’s a singer’ Jack replied.
Gemma then asks: ‘A well-known singer?’.
‘Yeah he is’ He answers, ‘You know Ronan Keating? That’s the old man’.
‘You know Ronan Keating? That’s the old man’: Jack and Gemma seemed to have a lot in common as famous children
The duo then go on to discuss the importance of family as Gemma asks: ‘So you’re really family orientated?’
Jack agrees saying: ‘I’m very family orientated. It would be something I’d definitely look for in a girl. I’ve got a big crazy family back home.’
It comes after singer Ronan, 45, broke his silence after his son arrived during Friday’s episode of the show along with six other hunks.
Chinwag: The duo then went on to discuss the importance of family as Gemma asked: ‘So you’re really family orientated?’
While on stage in Brighton for his current tour the singer admitted he has been ‘s****ing myself’ waiting for Jack to enter Casa Amor, but is ‘so proud of him’.
Revealing the news to his audience, the singer explained: ‘There’s something I’ve wanted to share with you all since the start of this tour, it’s very very exciting because my boy, my eldest boy, Jack is going into Love Island.’
Jesting to the crowd not to switch to the TV just yet, he continued: ‘I don’t want you all leaving the gig now to go home and watch it, stay until the end and then you can watch it on iPlayer or what’d you call it, ITV Player.’
Family: Jack agreed saying: ‘I’m very family orientated. It would be something I’d definitely look for in a girl. I’ve got a big crazy family back home’
Famous faces: Jack was among the six new boys to arrive during Friday’s episode
Ronan went on to admit that he has been ‘s****ing myself’ because he couldn’t tell anyone, sharing: ‘Can we talk about it please? Because I don’t know how I feel.’
‘I’m very excited, he’s gonna be amazing. He’s such a sweetheart and has got the biggest heart in the world and I’m so proud of him. And off he goes, this is his adventure, it’s all about him and i’m just going to sit back and watch Love Island every night!’ explained Ronan.
Prior to entering the villa, Jack, who is from Dublin but lives in London, said that his father is ‘buzzing’ that he is entering the famous Love Island villa.
Proud father: It comes after Ronan broke his silence as his son heading into Love Island – admitting he is ‘so proud of him’
Family fun: Jack said that his father is ‘buzzing’ that he is entering the famous Love Island villa (pictured in 2017)
‘My dad is a singer, Ronan Keating. He will be watching when I’m on it for sure,’ he said.
‘He’s buzzing for me, me and my dad are very close, we’re best mates.’
And when asked why he wants to go on Love Island, the social media marketing worker said: ‘I’ve been single for a long time, probably 4 or 5 years now and I’ve really been missing that spark that I haven’t been getting on the dating scene, like I’ve been dating for a long time.
‘And I just thought why not? Hopefully I’ll get a connection with somebody and see what happens.’
Connections: Jack is not the first Love Island contestant this year to have famous family connections, as Gemma’s father is English former professional footballer Michael Owen