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Who is Luca Bish? Meet Love Island 2022 contestant and fishmonger

The fishmonger was among the first batch of islanders to enter the villa.

Luca in Love Island 2022
Published: Monday, 27th June 2022 at 11:55 am
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Love Island 2022 is certainly not disappointing when it comes to the drama this year. One islander who has already had his fair share of ups and downs is Luca Bish (who sells fish).


Luca entered the villa on day one as one of the original Love Island 2022 contestants. After a few days, Luca quickly settled down with Gemma Owen, daughter of footballer Michael Owen.

Since then, the pair have been pretty much inseparable - aside from a few little bumps along the way.

First, the couple were threatened when Gemma's ex, Jacques O’Neill arrived at the villa. Then, they were briefly separated when newcomer Danica Taylor chose Luca in a recoupling.

But despite these challenges, the couple have stayed strong and loyal throughout it all - so far.

Read on to learn more about Luca Bish and his life before entering the villa.

Luca Bish - Key facts

Luca Bish in Love Island
Love Island 2022 contestant Luca Bish ITV

Age: 23

From: Brighton

Job: Fishmonger

Who is Luca coupled up with? Gemma Owen

Why did Luca Bish want to take part in Love Island?

Some may look at Love Island with a bit of cynicism – is it really about finding love, or finding fame?

Well, it sounds like Luca was inspired by how genuine previous seasons' couples were when he applied for the competition this year.

"When you actually look back at Love Island, you can see how many couples it’s genuinely made," he said. "I don’t know how many kids Love Island has made but there are a few, aren’t there?"

Check out all the Love Island couples still together to see how many love matches the reality show has made.

Is Luca on Instagram?

Yep! Clearly a popular face with viewers, Luca is on his way to crossing the 200k followers mark (he's @lucabish if you want to help him get there quicker). It looks like he only joined the platform just before entering the villa so don't expect too much content - yet at least.

What is Luca Bish looking for in a partner?

Luca explained that he had come out of a four-year relationship about a year ago.

"I was enjoying being in a relationship, there were just things I didn’t like and we drifted apart," he said. He added that he preferred to meet potential partners when he was 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," he said. "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."

Love Island 2022 begins on Monday 6th June at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight.


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