Love Islands Jacques ONeill winds up ex Gemma Owen with Luca and Danica remark

Love Island star Jacques O'Neill took an opportunity to wind up his ex-girlfriend Gemma Owen during Sunday night's instalment of the reality TV show.

Gemma's current partner Luca Bish, 24, and newcomer Danica Taylor were sent a text informing them it was time to head on their first date outside of the villa, prompting further heartache for the international dressage champion.

Luca, who was blindsided when Danica picked him during the recoupling and ripped him away from 19 year old brunette Gemma, got dressed up and arrived downstairs looking cool and ready for the beach in a baby blue polo shirt and shorts.

The duo then realised they were matching as dancer Danica, 21, had donned a baby blue body con dress with fishnet sleeves.

Seizing the chance to tease the pair, rugby player Jacques, 23, called out: "You look so cute! You look like you're made to be together!"

A collective gasp reverberated around the room as everyone chastised Jacques for the awkward comment, and Gemma shot daggers his way.

While it was all in jest, Luca was left really disappointed when Danica picked him as he believed the newcomer should have realised how much he's building his connection with Gemma.

He even told Turkish actress Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, 27, that he was fuming at the fire pit during the recoupling.

And even when Danica pulled Gemma for a chat the next morning, the latter insisted the Leicester-born Islander could have picked one of "the single boys".

Danica shrugged and explained that she had been in the villa such a short time, in the end she had to go with her gut and follow her normal type on the outside world.

She also admitted it had been a toss-up between Luca and Jacques because they were both so similar.

After Luca and Danica's date was a nonstarter, with the former refusing to even be open to seeing if they had a connection due to his feelings for Gemma, the latter decided it was time to see if there was any chemistry with Jacques instead.

Pulling the cheeky islander for a chat on the sun beds, the pair giggled and chatted away naturally.

Sadly, while Jacques has been getting closer to Welsh partner Paige Thorne, 24, over the last week, he admitted in the Beach Hut that there was a "flirty" vibe between him and Danica.

The rugby player also explained that his head had been at the centre, but it could be turned slightly left for Danica after their chat.

Viewers were left gutted for Paige as they worry about the pandemic's ongoing difficulty to find a connection that lasts in the villa.

Already deeming her a fan-favourite, viewers took to Twitter to throw their support behind the beautiful brunette.

"Please don’t let Paige get hurt #loveisland," one person begged, followed by: "Paige is definitely my fav in this, hope she doesn’t get hurt! #LoveIsland."

While others complained she and Jacques haven't been getting enough screen time, as another fan wrote: "Paige and Jacques have literally been talking every night in bed but they're not getting any screen time. I'M SICK #LoveIsland."

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