LOVE Island runner-up Luca Bish has asked Gemma Owen to be his girlfriend in a lavish celebration.
The 23-year-old fishmonger from Rottingdean was one of the original contestants on season eight of the ITV dating show.
He finished second with the 19-year-old daughter of former England striker Michael Owen.
In a video posted to Instagram, Luca led Gemma through a corridor decorated with red roses, candles, red balloons and rose petals to a swimming pool with the words “be my girlfriend” floating in it.
Gemma was seen forming the words “Oh my god” before handing her a red Cartier bag with a bangle which he placed on her wrist.
The lavish proposal also included tea lights scattered around the pool and a cellist playing music while the couple embraced.
Gemma posted pictures of her celebrations and wrote: “Finally official. Thank you Luca Bish for such a special night.”
The couple’s Love Island co-stars were among those who posted messages on social media, including Ikenna Ekwonna, who said “finally”, while Andrew Le Page wrote: “About time”.
Love Island winner Ekin-Su Culculoglu also commented: “Luca did well. Congratulations”.
During her time on Love Island, Gemma insisted she wanted her family’s approval before taking the next step and making their relationship official.
Luca and Gemma secured 14.5 per cent of the public vote in the Love Island final, putting them behind the show’s winners Ekin-Su and Davide Sanclimenti, who triumphed with 63.7 per cent, according to ITV.
Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope, along with Tasha Ghouri and Andrews, also made it to the finals of the dating series, taking third and fourth place respectively.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20843407.brightons-luca-bish-makes-official-gemma-owen-lavish-proposal/?ref=rss Brighton’s Luca Bish makes it official with Gemma Owen in a lavish marriage proposal