Ronan Keating expressed his support for his son Jack Keating ahead of his arrival on the island of love as part of the distribution of Casa Amor.
Keating wrote “let’s go” on his Instagram Story while sharing a photo of the 23-year-old social media marketer, which he shares with his ex-wife Yvonne Connolly.
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Jack is one of six new boys introduced to the series in an effort to alienate the existing contestants from their partners as they live in the separate villa.
Speaking ahead of his arrival on the show, Jack said his dad would ‘for sure’ tune in to support him, adding: ‘He buzzes for me. My dad and I are very close, we’re best friends’ .
The former Boyzone singer shared a throwback photo on Instagram, comparing a photo of himself as a youth to Jack, showing the obvious resemblance.
He had previously answered awkward questions about rumors that his daughter Missy was lined up for the island of lovediscussing the possibility of Hello Brittany.
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“I haven’t heard anything but you never know, those kids are busy,” Keating said, adding: “All my kids, they’re all busy doing different things. I haven’t heard anything myself for the moment”.
Keating then joked that he didn’t think he could watch the show if any of his children decided to participate.
Jack is the second of this year’s Islanders to have a famous family connection, joining Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma in the cast of the reality show.
Owen is set for another shock during Casa Amor as she is already following one of the other newcomers, Billy Brown, on social media.
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Her relationship with her partner Luca Bish was already tested when producers brought her ex-boyfriend Jacques O’Neill – a rugby player for Castleford Tigers – into the villa.
This caused little tension, however, with Bish and O’Neill becoming close friends and O’Neill choosing to couple Paige Thorne.
Casa Amor is a highly anticipated part of the annual the island of love series, with some of the most dramatic moments in the show’s history focusing on the recoupling in which the contestants choose to return to their original couple or select one of the newcomers.
Last year’s Casa Amor saw plenty of shock following a postcard sent to the main villa showing the boys hugging various new arrivals.
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Faye Winter chose to recouple with the bomb Sam Jackson, while her partner Teddy Soares chose to remain faithful to him.
The pair eventually got back together and finished in third place, remaining together a year later alongside winners Millie Court and Liam Reardon and runners-up Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran.
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