Love Island’s Gemma snaps at Liam before he grills her on football in AWKWARD moment

Things got off to an awkward start for Love Island’s Gemma Owen and Liam Llewelleyn on Monday as they clashed shortly after being paired up by viewers.

As the two got to know each other after fans voted for them to be coupled up together, things became slightly tense as Gemma, 19, branded the Masters student a ‘d**k’ following his condescending comment about strength and conditioning. 

Meanwhile, there was further unease between the pair as Liam, 22, grilled Michael Owen’s daughter about her preference for footballers as he explained that he wanted to get into the sport.

Awkward: Things got off to an awkward start for Love Island’s Gemma Owen and Liam Llewelleyn on Monday as they clashed shortly after being paired up by viewers

During their chat, international dressage rider Gemma questioned Liam on his studies, during which Liam asked her: ‘What do you think strength and conditioning is?’

But the sportswoman, who was raised by her athlete father, 42, didn’t take too kindly to him assuming she didn’t know what strength and conditioning training was, as she told him ‘don’t be a d**k’.

As he asked her again what she thought it was, she told him: ‘I’m not playing that stupid game’.

Uh oh: As the two got to know each other after fans voted for them to be coupled up together, things became slightly tense as Gemma, 19, branded the Masters student a 'd**k' following his condescending comment about strength and conditioning

Uh oh: As the two got to know each other after fans voted for them to be coupled up together, things became slightly tense as Gemma, 19, branded the Masters student a ‘d**k’ following his condescending comment about strength and conditioning

The pair went on to discuss what Liam hoped to do in the future, with Liam saying he wanted to go into sport performance, before expressing his interest in working with football teams.

After a curious Gemma, who remained tight-lipped about her famous father, asked if he played at a  ‘decent level’, Liam them questioned: ‘I feel like you’ve been with an ex-footballer or something.’

The beauty denied having an interest in football, merely stated that she was ‘interested’ in hearing about his aspirations.

The duo’s awkward exchange didn’t go unnoticed by fans, who were quick to comment on the coupling. 

Questions: Meanwhile, there was further unease between the pair as Liam, 22, grilled Michael Owen's daughter about her preference for footballers as he explained that he wanted to get into the sport

Questions: Meanwhile, there was further unease between the pair as Liam, 22, grilled Michael Owen’s daughter about her preference for footballers as he explained that he wanted to get into the sport

Not impressed: The sportswoman, who was raised by her athlete father, 42, didn't take too kindly to him assuming she didn't know what strength and conditioning training was, as she told him 'don't be a d**k'

Not impressed: The sportswoman, who was raised by her athlete father, 42, didn’t take too kindly to him assuming she didn’t know what strength and conditioning training was, as she told him ‘don’t be a d**k’

Proud dad: Gemma's father is former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owe

Proud dad: Gemma’s father is former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owe

‘I feel sorta sorry for Liam, Gemma isn’t being fair’ commented one viewer.

While a second remarked: ‘Gemma isn’t feeling Liam.’

‘Liam is so nice, I didn’t like how Gemma spoke to him’ commented a third.

‘My only thing with gemma is- it’s cool to not be attracted to liam, but damn, don’t be so rude to the poor guy.’

Chat: The pair went on to discuss what Liam hoped to do in the future, with Liam saying he wanted to go into sport performance, before expressing his interest in working with football teams

Chat: The pair went on to discuss what Liam hoped to do in the future, with Liam saying he wanted to go into sport performance, before expressing his interest in working with football teams

Tensions: After a curious Gemma, who remained tight-lipped about her famous father, asked if he played at a 'decent level’, Liam them questioned: 'I feel like you’ve been with an ex-footballer or something'

Tensions: After a curious Gemma, who remained tight-lipped about her famous father, asked if he played at a ‘decent level’, Liam them questioned: ‘I feel like you’ve been with an ex-footballer or something’

Commenting on their conversation, another said: ‘ Gemma was rude to Liam. But Liam automatically assuming that she didn’t know what his degree meant, then him trying to mansplain it to her annoyed me.’

With another supporting Gemma as they penned: ‘Not getting the hate for Gemma. Shot down Liam mansplaining his degree. Swerved the footballer question when she could have easily dropped Dad’s name. Seems quite switched on for a literal teenager.’

Elsewhere, the series kicked off with a dramatic twist as viewers were given the chance to vote for this year’s first couples for the first time, but romances have already been put to the test with the arrival of hunky bombshell Davide Sanclimenti.

Reaction: The duo's awkward exchange didn't go unnoticed by fans, who were quick to comment on the coupling

Reaction: The duo’s awkward exchange didn’t go unnoticed by fans, who were quick to comment on the coupling

While the couples were mere hours into getting to know one another, the Islanders learned that one boy would be left vulnerable as Davide chose which one he’d like to be paired up with.

The much-anticipated first episode also saw the Islanders play a cheeky game of dares, with Davide having to do a ‘strip tease’, and Gemma quickly made her intentions known, refusing to perform a lap dance for Liam, leaving Paige to put on a raunchy display for the men.

Dared to kiss the Islander she wants to share a bed with, Gemma quickly grabbed Davide for a brief smooch, leaving Liam stunned.

Already? Within hours it appeared that Gemma's head had been turned, as she jumped at the chance to kiss Italian bombshell Davide Sanclimenti during a game of dares

Already? Within hours it appeared that Gemma’s head had been turned, as she jumped at the chance to kiss Italian bombshell Davide Sanclimenti during a game of dares

Surprise! The opening episode ended on a dramatic note, as Davide then receives a text which says he will have to couple up with the girl of his choice just 24 hours later, leaving male Islander single, and therefore vulnerable

Surprise! The opening episode ended on a dramatic note, as Davide then receives a text which says he will have to couple up with the girl of his choice just 24 hours later, leaving male Islander single, and therefore vulnerable

As the girls settled down for a post-Dares debrief, Gemma admitted she did feel there was ‘something missing’ in Liam, and she was most ‘physically attracted’ to Davide

But the opening episode ended on a dramatic note, as Davide then received a text which said he will have to couple up with the girl of his choice just 24 hours later, leaving male Islander single, and therefore vulnerable.

Love Island continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox. 

LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

Paige  Thorne

Name: Paige Thorne

Age: 24

Location: Swansea

Occupation: Paramedic

Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find. 

I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!

‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’

Indiyah Polack

 Name: Indiyah Polack

Age: 23

Location: London

Occupation: Hotel waitress

Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.

Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one. 

I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’

Tasha Ghouri

Name: Tasha Ghouri

Age: 23

Location: Thirsk

Occupation: Model and dancer

Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.

This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time. 

I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’

Gemma Owen

Gemma Owen

Name: Gemma Owen

Age: 19

Location: Chester

Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner

Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer. 

I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest. 

If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.

Andrew Le Page

Andrew Le Page

Name: Andrew Le Page

Age: 27

Location: Guernsey

Occupation: Real Estate Agent

Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.

I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.

I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?

This is the best time to give it a go.’ 

Luca Bish

Luca Bish

Name: Luca Bish

Age: 23

Location: Brighton 

Occupation: Fishmonger

Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls 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.

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. 

Dami Hope

Dami Hope

Name: Dami Hope

Age: 26

Location: Dublin

Occupation: Senior Microbiologist

Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.

When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.

 I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.

Liam Llewellyn

 Name: Liam Llewellyn

Age: 22

Location: Newport, South Wales

Occupation: Masters Student 

Who is their type on paper? ’22 is a really nice age to meet someone, you’ve got your years ahead of you so you have time to  grow together. 

Love Island is a great opportunity to meet someone, you’re in with a load of different types so you can get to grips with what you really like.’

Davide Sanclimenti

 Name: Davide Sanclimenti

Age: 27

Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)

Occupation: Business owner

Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.

They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.

Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘

Ikenna Ekwonna

Name: Ikenna Ekwonna

Age: 23

Location: Nottingham

Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales

Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve only been in one past relationship but now I think I’m at the age where I could find someone.

Hopefully, I’m going to bring spontaneity and excitement.

 I’m not really shy to speak to people I don’t really care too much about what people think.’

Amber Beckford

Amber Beckford

Name: Amber Beckford

Age: 24

Location: London 

Occupation: Nanny

Who is their type on paper? ‘I don’t like guys that show off.

I don’t like flashy guys – just have a personality and make me laugh.

There was this one guy and he was trying to purposefully show off his car keys and we were literally in the middle of a restaurant!’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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