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Love Island's Billy opens up about connection with Gemma before leaving villa

The 23-year-old left the villa last week


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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
July 25, 2022
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Love Island star Billy Brown has revealed that he felt a "vibe" with Gemma Owen before his departure from the villa last week. 

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The roofing company director landed as a bombshell in Casa Amor and was drawn to Gemma, whom he has mutual friends with outside the villa.

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Chatting to Laura Whitmore on Aftersun on Sunday, the 23-year-old said that he "100 per cent" felt a "vibe" with the dressage rider. 

When asked by the presenter if he thought he may have had a chance with Gemma if her partner, Luca Bish, wasn't there, Billy replied: "It's not about whether he's there or not!

"If someone gives me the vibe I'll bounce back. She was giving me a vibe 100%."

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Billy's admission comes just a week after Movie Night, where a clip of Billy chatting to Gemma caused a row between Luca and his girl. 

The fishmonger accused the pair of flirtatious behaviour and told Billy: "I don't care, you can crack on, it's Love Island but it was flirting and I was made out to be a [expletive] idiot for it!"

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Billy said he felt a "vibe" with Gemma

Later on in the episode, Luca called Billy over to the firepit and asked him: "Did you feel like she was flirting with you?" to which Billy responded: "Yeah, it was just flirty banter."

Luca and Gemma have since made up and were saved from Sunday night's dumping which saw three of the new bombshells leave the island. 

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Fan favourite Deji Adeniyi along with newcomers Reece Ford, Lacey Edwards and Nathalia Campos received the fewest votes for the most compatible couple.

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Luca was left fuming on Movie Night

Viewers were sad to see Deji go, with many taking to Twitter to express their disappointment. One person wrote: "Ugh, so annoyed to see Deji go," while another added: "Deji didn't deserve this."

A third person commented: "Lol Deji and the new girl barely got any screen time, they didn’t stand a chance."

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