Luca Bish’s famous exes from Strictly’s Saffron Barker to YouTube star

Luca Bish has set his sights on Gemma Owen in the Love Island villa and it turns out he is no stranger to the limelight.

The Love Island star, 23, has grown close to Michael Owen's daughter Gemma, 19, on the ITV2 dating show, with the pair even sharing a kiss in recent episodes.

Gemma is yet to reveal who her famous dad is to her fellow Islanders, but it looks like Luca won't be fazed by the revelation, as the fishmonger has previously dated a Strictly Come Dancing star and a popular influencer.

Prior to entering the villa, Luca revealed he'd enjoyed a four-year relationship with influencer Sophie Floyd and a short-lived romance with Saffron Barker. Let's take a look…


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Saffron Barker

Luca revealed that he dated Strictly Come Dancing star Saffron Barker for a few months before entering the Love Island villa.

Saffron, 21, attended the same school in Brighton as the fishmonger, and after growing close they enjoyed a brief romance.

The former couple appear to still be on good terms, with YouTube star Saffron wishing him luck as he got set to enter the villa earlier this month.

A cosy Instagram snap of Saffron and Luca was recently unearthed, with the duo looking loved-up as they cuddled in bed together.


Speaking about their romance, Luca told Metro: "I think she had just come out of a relationship. And then yeah, that was it. We just kind of hit the ground running a bit. We still remain really good mates."

The 23 year old has also told how dating Saffron gave him his "first taste of fame" and recalled a time when they went on a date together.

Luca said: “Dating Saffron Barker gave me my first taste of fame. We went to the same school in Brighton and met up again through friends, but our schedules always clashed, so we were only together a few months.

“I remember going to Pizza Express and kids were running up to the window and taking pictures of us, while I was stuffing my face with dough balls.”

Sophie Floyd

Before growing close to Saffron, Luca was in a relationship with influencer and tattoo artist Sophie Floyd for four years.

Sophie boasts 355,000 followers on Instagram and also runs a popular YouTube channel, where she shows off her latest outfits and beauty finds, and occasionally opens up about her personal life.

Speaking about their break-up, Luca explained: "I came 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."

However, Sophie appears to feel differently about the split and in a YouTube video she posted around six months ago, she told her 264,000 subscribers that she had got her "heart broken" by the fishmonger.

The tattoo artist said she didn't want to go into too much detail about the break-up, and told her followers: "As a lot of you have kind of gathered, me and Luca aren't together anymore. It's a lot. I've been dealing with that and all the things that come with that. Very sudden, very unexpected, weird."

Talking about their four-year romance, Sophie added: "I think the weirdest thing for me is that he's literally like my best friend. We've been together since we were like 17 so it's such a long time to grow up with someone… We were literally best friends."

She told how Luca may not be who she thought he was, and told how she'd been finding their split difficult to deal with, before adding: "It was very sudden for me. It wasn't what I was expecting, wasn't necessarily what I wanted."

She then shared the extent of which Luca's actions impacted her as she said: "He did f***ing hurt me and he was massively disrespectful to me towards the end, which is why I kind of just had to put things to bed and move forward."

Love Island continues on ITV2 at 9pm.

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