ove Island is heating up as six new men have joined the girls in Casa Amor, while six women will spend the week in the original villa, trying to turn heads and win hearts.
He joins Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma Owen as the second contestant with a famous father–and it didn’t take him long to reveal who his celebrity dad was.
Jack Keating is a 23-year-old from Dublin, who lives in London where he works in social media marketing.
His father is Boyzone singer Ronan Keating and his mother is model and television personality Yvonne Connolly.
Jack revealed that his father will “be watching when [he’s] on it for sure,” adding, “He’s buzzing for me, me and my dad are very close,we’re best mates.”
In response to Jack’s Love Island announcement on Instagram, supportive father Ronan said: “Let’s go son.”
The singer later shared a side by side photo of Jack and himself in Boyzone, saying: “Which one’s Jack!!!”
Family is important to Jack, and he said he’s “maybe avoid someone that’s not very close to their family,” because he’s “a very family orientated person.”
Jack decided to enter Love Island this year because he’s been single for a long time, “probably four or five years now.”
He says “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.