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Love Island's Luca attends first red carpet without Gemma after finally meeting her dad

Love Island's Luca Bish was all smiles on the red carpet for the premiere of Game of Thrones new prequel series, House of the Dragon.

However, he had to ride solo as Gemma Owen wasn't in attendance. The couple, who found while finishing runners-up on this year's Love Island, have just returned from their first holiday together – in which Luca finally met her dad Michael Owen.

Enjoying the spotlight, Luca seemed quite happy to show off his pearly whites at the event in front of onlookers.

He wore an all black combo as he paired black jeans with a black t-shirt and black bomber jacket with a white trim.

It's his first appearance since returning from a trip to Portugal to spend time with Gemma and her family at their private villa in Quinta Do Lago. Although Michael left Luca (and Gemma) out of the family photo in a possible snub to his daughter’s new beau, the fact he has followed him on Instagram suggests, though, he has his seal of approval.

Luca and Gemma became a couple on Love Island (Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
Luca Bish attends the Premiere of House Of The Dragon (Dave Benett/WireImage)

Having a laugh at daughter Gemma’s absence from the snap, which included himself, his wife Louise and children Jessica, 12, Emily, 14, and James, 16, Michael captioned the post: “Family -1.” However, fishmonger Luca jokingly pointed out there was more than one person missing by replying: “ -2.”

Gemma was none too pleased be omitted from the family picture, adding: “I was there for four days and you wait til I leave to get a family picture.”

Luca Bish attended the premiere of "House Of The Dragon" all on his own (Dave Benett/WireImage)

An insider revealed that Luca had been nervous ahead of his meeting with Michael as he was keen to impress the former England footballer. A source told the Sun: “Luca is a nice lad and Gemma has no doubt he will win him over, but of course it is nerve wracking.”

Meanwhile, footage has emerged of a long-haired Luca in a promotional video for a dentist in Turkey. The 23-year-old featured in the promo with his ex-girlfriend Sophie Rimmer.

Gemma was miffed at not being included in the family picture in Portugal (Instagram/ @ogbeachwear)

Luca, sporting a ponytail at the time, went to the Mediterranean country to get his teeth fixed, having 20 veneers applied to his top and bottom teeth. And while he had the work done, he appeared in the short film, saying: “Hi I’m Luca, I had my top ten with e-max and bottom ten with laminate.

“The dental centre has been absolutely amazing. It’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

"And I can’t recommend them enough, since getting to the airport. Everything was on time – the cleanliness is amazing.”

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