Love Island’s Luca Bish admits he ‘took it too far’ as he addresses ‘controlling’ behaviour

Love Island’s Luca Bish admits he ‘took it too far’ as he addresses ‘controlling’ behaviour

Luca Bish has reflected on his behaviour in the Love Island villa and how he was "controlling" of his partner Gemma Owen.

Luca, 23, sparked controversy during his time on the show – largely over his protectiveness of his soon-to-be girlfriend Gemma and the way he treated fellow Islander Tasha Ghouri, 24.

Discussing the matter, the fishmonger said: "With my controlling behaviour it took me watching it back to realise what I had done but with the Tasha situation, I realised I took it too far whilst I was still in there."

He added in his Grazia interview: "When you've got a girl crying, I realised I was wrong. For once in my life, I thought – you need to shut up now, your opinions aren't needed."

While things were undeniably intense between Luca, Tasha and her beau Andrew Le Page on the show at one stage, they've let bygones be bygones and have put on a friendly display with one another since leaving the villa; even going on a double date together.

Further discussing his behaviour towards Gemma, 19, Luca went on: "Watching it back, I can hold my hands up and agree with [people's comments].

"There are parts where I'm thinking this is not how I behave on the outside world. Why did I do that?"

Luca credited the nature of the show for the way he acted – from it's racy challenges, to new bombshells coming in all the time – and said he'd "had enough of it".

"When you feel so strongly for someone and then you're still getting put in situations because they [producers] are making us do challenges, throwing new people in there to play with your emotions and your feelings – I'd genuinely just had enough of it," Luca told the magazine.

He added: "When you're falling in love with someone you don't want to see another boy come in and talk to them and vice versa. Obviously, your emotions would be heightened and everything’s so intense in there."

Since leaving the villa, Luca has been introduced to Gemma's football star dad Michael Owen, and it's thought to have received his approval.

Gushing over the pair's meeting, Gemma, who's recently signed a huge brand deal with Pretty Little Thing, said: "It couldn’t have gone better, it was so nice!"

Recalling their fleeting trip to Portugal to see her family, she went on: "We got away for four days, it was a bit of like, got a bit of content, bit of chill time but yeah it was a really nice environment for him to meet everyone. They all get on really well and how he was with my brothers and sisters as well, like, so cute!”


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  • Gemma Owen says Luca's post Love Island treatment has been 'unfair' as she admits 'everyone makes mistakes'
  • Love Island's Dami says Andrew has 'separated himself' from other boys
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