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Love Island viewers are accusing Gemma Owen of being a 'game player'

Gemma following Danica’s decision.
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Love Island UK 2022's explosive Sunday episode started with a recoupling where Danica went for a very bold choice — Luca.

The fishmonger, who was coupled up with Gemma, wasn't happy to be split up from the horse lover — so much so that he decided to sleep on the sofa for the first night. Gemma, on the other hand, decided to still sleep on the bed with Davide, the boy she picked during the recoupling. 

But fans spotted a little detail that made them think Gemma is 'game playing' on the show. The dressage rider has been very guarded and went out of her way to say she was not worried that Luca had been picked by another girl. 

However, her choice of footwear after Luca came back from a date with new girl Danica said otherwise. She was wearing Luca's infamous 'fish-flops' that no one in the villa likes, in what fans thought was an attempt to make sure his head doesn't turn.

Gemma, Davide, Tasha and Andrew.

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One wrote: "Not Gemma wearing fish sliders to impress Luca after his date with another girl #loveisland #gemmaowen"; while another said: "Not Gemma wearing the fish flops #loveisland".

A third wrote: "not gemma wearing the fish flip flops #loveisland i can’t take her seriously when she’s having a deep chat with luca".

A fourth added: "biggest game player fr she didnt even like him 2 episodes ago".

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Elsewhere in the episode, Remi made a shock exit as Indiyah picked Ikenna over him in the recoupling. Dami also started to think about making a move with Indiyah so he's potentially reconsidering his connection with Amber... It's getting juicy in the villa!

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Mariana is Editor of My Imperfect Life. She has previously worked for titles including woman&home and Goodto. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with reality TV (Love Island memes and Selling Sunset included) and spends far too much time checking her horoscope.