Ronan Keating admits he was ‘an absolute mess’ after son Jack made his Love Island debut

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5 Jul 2022, 08:14

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Singer-songwriter Ronan Keating says he wasn’t totally sold on having son Jack head over to Love Island. 

The 23-year-old social media executive landed in Casa Amor and seems to be setting his sights on fellow famous child Gemma Owen, daughter of footballer Michael Owen. 

Dad Ronan had previously shown his support, commenting on Jack’s own Instagram announcement about arriving in Mallorca, responding: “Let’s go.”

That excitement might have been short-lived though as Ronan shared on The One Show how he really felt watching Jack get his flirt on. 

He told co-hosts Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas on Monday (4th July): “I’m a mess, I’m an absolute mess.

“I mean Storm [stepmum] is doing better than I am. We all miss him in the house, we really do, little brother Cooper and his little sister Coco and Missy, we all miss him.

“His episode last night, he seemed a little bit quiet, he seemed a little bit nervous, which is understandable I guess. I’m just worried about him in there with those other guys.”

It turns out Jack wasn’t so spontaneous with his surprise trip to Spain, and had been in the country “for a couple of weeks of lockdown” and the Irish star hasn’t been able to reach him since. 

Ronan added: “It’s been silence and then he appeared on the TV last night and it was really scary.”

Love Island viewers are currently watching all the contestants ‘crack on’ with a new set of singletons in Casa Amor and back at the villa. 

Earlier in the series, Tasha Ghouri, who is currently coupled up with Andrew Le Page, bravely opened up about her cochlear implant

During the opening episode, Tasha took her fellow singletons to the famous fire pit to share that she has been deaf since birth, and uses a cochlear implant to be able to hear. 

Her confession was met with overwhelming positivity, not just in the villa, but also from viewers at home, who praised the dancer for her openness, and the ITV dating series for this year's deaf representation. 

Love Island continues on ITV2 at 9pm Sunday-Friday.