The Love Island 2022 stars who DATED before the show

Spoiler: it's not Gemma and Jacques

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by Nathan Katnoria |

Cast your minds back to the start of the summer when, just days into the new series of Love Island, it was revealed that Gemma Owen’s ex-boyfriend Jacques O’Neill would be entering the villa as a bombshell and fans were sent into a frenzy.

Well, it turns out that they aren’t the only 2022 Islanders that were romantically involved before the show – and we’re not talking about Andrew Le Page and Davide Sanclimenti liking Cheyanne Kerr’s Instagram photos either.

Dumped Islander Billy Brown, who was booted off the show alongside Summer Botwe last week, has revealed that he previously hooked up with another late entrant and he even thinks she joined the show to rekindle their romance.

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Billy locked lips with another Islander BEFORE they were on the show ©ITV Pictures

Billy has admitted that he knows Lacey Edwards, who entered the villa alongside Nathalia Campos, Jamie Allen and Reece Ford just one day after Billy was dumped, rather well indeed.

“I saw that this Lacey girl is going in and I've got with her before, which is funny. Next thing you know, she texts me the day she got out saying missed you by a day,” he told Bobby Norris and guest co-host Summer Monteys-Fullam on FUBAR Radio.

He added, “She was coming in for me I think, yeah it's quite funny.”

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Billy thinks Lacey entered the villa for him but she ended up with Deji instead ©ITV Pictures

So, how did Billy and Lacey meet? He explained, “It’s just a little kiss, it was a boat party. She fancied me and I ended up just getting with her. It didn't go any further.”

Lacey isn’t the only Islander Billy knew before joining the show as he revealed he shared mutual friends with Gemma when he entered Casa Amor. Despite his best efforts to flirt with her when they returned to the main villa – much to the annoyance of her partner Luca Bish – Gemma made it clear that they were no more than friends.

Billy failed to find love before he was dumped, but maybe if things don’t work out between Lacey and Deji Adeniyi then maybe they could reunite. Watch this space…

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