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Popular Love Island contestant signs for 10th tier club weeks after the show’s end

Popular Love Island contestant Luca Bish signs for 10th tier club Hailsham Town just a few weeks after the show’s series came to an end.

Spending time with girlfriend Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma must have rubbed off on the 23 year old former fishmonger as he’s just signed for Sussex outfit marking his return to the sport.

The club posted a picture of Luca to their Twitter, saying: “Delighted to announce a new arrival at The Beaconsfield. Previously with Saltdean United, welcome to the #Stringers Luca Bish!”

Bish made his debut in the Peter Bentley Challenge Cup at home to Crowborough Athletic on Tuesday. His side lost, but the game saw the attendance pf 164 double than their usual with kids having selfies with him post-match.

Luca, who is reported to be 5 feet and 11 inches tall, reunites with his youth team boss at Saltdean, Luke Carter, after two months on ITV show Love Island.

“The boy was on fire for me last season,” said Carter, who added that he was “buzzing” to complete the signing.

Brighton fishmonger Bish top-scored for Southern Combination Premier Division club Saltdean’s under-23s side last season with Carter saying the reality star footballer had been “on loan” to the Majorca villa where the programme is made.

Luca entered the villa on Day 1 and was crowned the runner-up alongside Gemma Owen on Day 58.

He shared himself as a “Class Clown” but he has high experience when it comes to talking and spending time with girls. Girls participating in Love Island season 8 have got fascinated with Luca’s personality.

He has spent his life learning about the luxury life of the Queen of the UK and got the chance to complete his education in Fishing science, As per his Linkedin profile he has completed his Master’s degree in Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management. He remained a proud student of the University of Sussex.

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He made a statement in the show: “I’m not a home-wrecker, but if it’s early doors and I like that girl, then I’ll go for her.” Other than this previously Luca has shared his profile as a Fisherman or Fishmonger as he has completed his education in Fishing science.

It’s been confirmed that Gemma Owen is set to star in another reality series which will follow the lives of footballers’ daughters, and Bish will no doubt make a fair few appearances on it.

Bish recently treated Owen to a lavish proposal as he asked her to be his girlfriend following their romance on Love Island.

While the couple insisted it was romantic, a source has since claimed that Owen actually found it “uncomfortable”.

Now the proposal might appear on Owen’s new show as an insider said: “This new series is being billed as a one-of-a-kind show which will reveal what it is really like to be the daughter of a famous football star.

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“Lime are developing the concept now and ITV have shown a real interest in it. Gemma is top of their casting wish list.

“Her dad Michael is one of England’s most famous footballing stars and given her huge popularity since she appeared on Love Island – she is the person they want signed up.”

They continued: “The series will follow the women’s daily lives and will look at the highs and lows of being related to a footballer.

“It will see them following their dreams away from the football pitch and will show the barriers they face when trying to make a name for themselves.

“Anyone who thinks being a footballer’s daughter is an easy ride is in for a shock.”

Bish’s proposal to Owen was shared by the pair on Instagram at the end of August and saw a corridor lined with rose petals and candles leading to a swimming pool decorated the same way as Bish popped the question.

While the couple coined the proposal “special”, a source said Owen found the extravagance of it rather “uncomfortable”, as they told OK!: “She played along as she could see how much effort he’d gone to but it made her uncomfortable.

“She was never keen on PDAs in the villa and she wished he’d kept it private rather than plaster it all over Instagram. It’s making her nervous about their future.”

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Social media users gave their thoughts as the popular Love Island contestant signs for 10th tier club Hailsham Town weeks after the show’s end…

@smanth75: Hope Hailsham are prepared for the number of spectators that will be arriving!!! Love that Luca is staying true to his football 👌🏻

@hailshamtownfc: More Bovril was ordered ☕️ 💛💚

@clive_connell: Should get the gates up a bit.

@coggsie5: Mason Mount isn’t it?!

@WillHugall: Legendary 🙌

@DrewwMcGill: Seen his kicking on @SoccerAM wouldn’t bother @hailshamtownfc

@scottrees_1989: Let’s hope he makes a splash and can find the net, the bloke sells fish

@chrisrjones9: Going on what i saw on Soccer AM he only uses the outside of his right foot 🤣

@Declan2667: Hes for sure getting twatted in the first game poor lad

@yougowego26: 0h Mason mount found his level

@TomQuick1417: Mount if he didn’t make it as a pro

@PeterChailey: We’re actually massive 😂

@jra__9: Can already hear the verbals 😩😂

@SteveSpringett3: Nah, I can’t have someone play against me who gives me competition for best teeth in step 6…

Paul Newman: When’s Michael Owen coming down ?

Daniel Welch: Looks like they tied him up to the post and begged him to sign 😂

Colette Lewis: Surely this is the only decent thing in hailsham 😂😂

Sam Mitchell: Think Hailsham may be a bit more popular now !!! Think rather than 61 through the gate it will increase by loads !

Nicole Douglas: Me thinks the fan attendance in females may just slightly increase in volume……!!!😂😂

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