Luca’s sister reveals she’s made a list of ‘shady’ people for him to ‘never entertain’ when he returns from Love Island amid show’s Ofcom complaints
- During Wednesday’s episode, the fishmonger became embroiled in a tense row with partner Gemma, 19, after he was upset by her raunchy behaviour
- Viewers were quick to point out that Luca had previously told Tasha, 23, ‘it’s just a game’ when she became upset
- Dami and Luca pushed cream pies into her face during the supposedly light hearted game, with fellow Islanders later agreeing things went ‘too far’
- Luca had also accused Tasha of ‘riding Andrew’s coattails’ when forced to choose an islander in a challenge
- Fans questioned whether Gemma’s mum Louise is on Luca’s sister’s shady list after she shared her concerns over his behaviour on the show towards Tasha
- Louise commented on a video of Tasha asking Andrew to be her boyfriend on Instagram saying: ‘I hope Tasha is ok, I feel it’s close to bullying now’
- Love Island was hit by 3,617 complaints from viewers, following the Movie Night episode which saw Luca lose his temper at Gemma
- Latest news and updates on all of your favourite Love Island contestants
Posting on Luca’s Instagram Stories, Claudia, 27, wrote alongside a photo of a hamster: ‘This is me at my computer every morning adding to my spreadsheet names that have been shady towards Luca so he never entertains them when he’s out.’
She added: ‘I also have one of all the massive amounts of love so that he’s filled with joy when he’s back.’
Protective: Luca Bish’s sister Claudia, 27, took to his Instagram to reveal she’s made a list of ‘shady’ people for him to ‘never entertain’ when he returns from Love Island amid the show’s Ofcom complaints
Her words come after Luca, 24, was the subject of some of the 5000 Ofcom complaints Love Island has generally faced from viewers for misogyny and bullying – but he is not the only boy in the villa who has been criticised.
During Wednesday’s episode, the fishmonger became embroiled in a tense row with partner Gemma Owen, 19, after he was upset by her raunchy behaviour in a challenge.
Dressage rider Gemma transformed into a sexy flight attendant and threw herself into the task, licking 26-year-old Adam Collard’s chest as the other boys laughed.
But as Gemma moved over to Luca, he was seen ‘pushing’ her on to the next boy, Dami, as he appeared to be visibly annoyed by the raunchy moment.
Posting on Luca’s Instagram Stories, his sister wrote alongside a photo of a hamster: ‘This is me at my computer every morning adding to my spreadsheet names that have been shad’
Sticking up for her brother: She also shared this now deleted post about ‘haters’
Gemma branded Luca a ‘p***k’ for getting annoyed at the challenge, while Indiyah Polack, 23, said he was being a ‘baby’.
Watching the antics unfurl at home, viewers were quick to point out that Luca had previously told Tasha Ghouri, 23, ‘it’s just a game’ when she became upset after the Truth Or Dare and Snog Marry Pie challenges.
Dami and Luca pushed cream pies into her face during the supposedly light hearted game, with fellow Islanders later agreeing things went ‘too far’.
Luca also clashed with the Thirsk native after she was left in tears when finding out that she, and Andrew Le Page, 27, had landed in the bottom three again following a public vote.
Row: During Wednesday’s episode, the fishmonger became embroiled in a tense row with partner Gemma Owen, 19, after he was upset by her raunchy behaviour in a challenge
As the dancer sobbed, she was seen shouting ‘f*** off’ towards a baffled Luca, who said she ‘should focus on the positives’ after making Andrew her boyfriend.
Luca had also accused Tasha of ‘riding Andrew’s coattails’ when forced to choose an islander in a challenge as Dami echoed this and said ‘you know what you need to do’.
Both boys later apologised to both Tasha and Andrew over their behaviours, insisting they never wanted to make them upset.
Upset: Tasha was the left visually upset after Dami and Luca pushed cream pies into her face during the Snog, Marry, Pie challenge
Speaking out: Gemma’s mother Louise has criticised Luca and Dami’s behaviour towards Tasha on Love Island, saying it is ‘close to bullying’
Fans have questioned whether Gemma’s mum Louise Bonsall is on Luca’s sister’s shady list after she shared her concerns over his behaviour on the show towards Tasha.
Louise commented on a video of Tasha asking Andrew to be her boyfriend on Instagram saying: ‘I hope Tasha is ok, I feel it’s close to bullying now which is so sad to see.’
Love Island was hit by 3,617 complaints from viewers, following the Movie Night episode which saw Luca lose his temper at Gemma for supposedly flirting with Billy Brown, 23 while in Casa Amor – despite her denying she had done.
Women’s Aid have already stated that they are in talks with the show over some of the behaviour displayed by the males.
Couple: Love Island was hit by 3,617 complaints from viewers, following the Movie Night episode which saw Luca lose his temper at his partner Gemma for supposedly flirting with Billy Brown, 23 while in Casa Amor – despite her denying she had done
Support: Following the row, Luca’s family flocked to his defence and claimed his behaviour was the result of a ‘crazy intense environment’
A statement from the charity last week insisted that ‘specific information on abusive relationships and an understanding of controlling behaviour in relationships’ is missing from the channel’s ‘inclusive training’ ahead of the series.
Women’s charity Refuge issued a separate statement highlighting the ‘gaslighting and coercive control’ shown by some of the boys.
Love Island general Ofcom complaints July 11 – July 19
Love Island, 12 July, 129
The majority of complaints related to Adam entering the villa, and Jacques’ wellbeing in the lead up to and during his departure from the villa.
Love Island, 15 July, 167
The majority of complaints related to footage of Ekin-Su and George during Casa Amor.
Love Island, 17 July, 2481
Complaints related to alleged misogynistic behaviour by some of the male contestants.
Love Island: Aftersun, 17 July, 427
The majority of complaints related to comments made about Ekin-Su, and the treatment of Jacques during his interview.
Love Island, 18 July, 413
Complaints related to alleged bullying and misogynistic behaviour from some of the male contestants.
Love Island ,19 July, 1509
The majority of complaints were about alleged misogynistic behaviour from the male islanders towards the female islanders, including in the aftermath of the Snog, Marry, Pie challenge.
Ten days ago, Luca’s family took to Instagram Stories on his account to say they don’t condone his behaviour towards partner Gemma.
They said that while he would be ’embarrassed’ by his actions and will no doubt apologise, he doesn’t deserve the abuse he has been getting.
They say his behaviour is not reflective of the boy they ‘know and love at home’ but noted that his Love Island experience is an intense one.
They wrote: ‘I want to apologise on behalf of Luca for his insensitive reaction on last night’s episode. I know that when he watches it back, he will be embarrassed and deeply apologetic.
‘We as his family don’t condone his behaviour last might, but we do understand he is in an intense environment where his actions are heightened. Last night was not reflective of the boy we all know and love at home.
‘Please be aware death threats and nasty comments totally overstep the mark and something we has a family should not have to ensure, for this reason we have turned off the comments and messages.
‘For all those who have sent messages checking in on us, we would like to thank you very much and we see you.’
The model, 28, has praised the Brighton native for ‘saying how he feels’, adding that she feels ‘it’s so obvious that Tasha is just settling’ with Andrew Le Page.
Megan has insisted that ‘Luca’s got a point’ in a recent interview.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com, the star – who got to the final during series four – admitted: ‘I feel like, good for him for saying how he feels and not sitting on the fence and just being quiet because he wants to be liked by everyone.
‘I actually rate that.’
Honest: Former Love Islander Megan Barton-Hanson has defended Luca over his treatment of Tasha
Megan confessed she didn’t initially ‘like Luca as a person’ because of his relationship dynamic with Gemma.
‘I felt he was very protective and a lot with Gemma,’ she told the outlet. ‘But I feel like he’s just owning it and being himself and if that’s how he feels, [then] good for him actually voicing that and I agree with him.’
She added: ‘I feel like it’s so obvious that Tasha is just settling with [Andrew] because she thinks it’s going to get her to the final, personally. So I agree with the boys.’
Love Island duty of care protocols in full – ahead of 2022 series
Pre-filming and filming
- Registered mental health professional engaged throughout the whole series – from pre-filming to aftercare.
- Thorough pre-filming psychological and medical assessments including assessments by an independent doctor, psychological consultant and reports from each Islander’s own GP to check medical history.
- Potential Islanders are required to fully disclose 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.
- Managing cast expectations: detailed explanations both verbally and in writing of the implications, both positive and negative, of taking part in the series are given to potential cast members throughout the casting process and reinforced within the contract so it is clear.
- Cast are told they should consider all the potential implications of taking part in the show and work through this decision-making process in consultation with their family and those closest to them, to ensure they feel it is right for them.
- Senior Team on the ground have received training in Mental Health First Aid.
- A welfare team solely dedicated to the Islanders both during the show and after.
- Bespoke training on dealing with social media and advice on finance and adjusting to life back home.
- A minimum of eight therapy sessions will be offered to each Islander when they return home.
- Proactive contact with Islanders for a period of 14 months after the series in which they have appeared has ended, with additional help provided where applicable.
- We encourage Islanders to secure management to represent them after the show and manage them should they choose to take part in other TV shows, advertising campaigns or other public appearance opportunities.
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: 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: 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: 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: Jamie Allen
What can you bring to the villa? ‘I shoot, I usually score, if I want something, I’ll go and get it.
‘I play football every single day and in terms of stepping on people’s toes we are all in there for the same reason so I wouldn’t have a problem upsetting a few people.’
Name: Adam Collard
Occupation: Personal trainer
Why Love Island and why now? ‘I’m going to ruffle a few feathers when I go in.’