Ronan Keating says he 'nearly fell off his chair' as son Jack makes huge Love Island blunder in Casa Amor | The Sun

RONAN Keating has joked that he nearly "fell off his chair" as son Jack made a HUGE blunder during last night's Love Island.

The former Boyzone singer admitted he was shocked to hear his son tell Gemma Owen he was retired as they sat down for a chat.

Ronan, 45, has been watching Love Island in support of his eldest son Jack, 23, who entered Casa Amor as a bombshell earlier this week.

The social media manager walked in alongside five other new single boys hoping to turn the girl's heads and cause island chaos.

As he settled in, Jack chatted to Gemma, 19 – the daughter of footballer Michael Owen – about life with a famous dad.

Jack was heard saying that his singing superstar dad was "retired" – a statement which almost made Ronan "fall off his chair".


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Chatting to The One Show on Monday night, Ronan told Jermaine Jenas and Alex Jones he was "definitely not retired".

"He did drop the line that I was retired, that I was shocked about," he told the hosts. "I nearly fell off my chair!"

"What? I'm doing The One Show next week, I'm in York tonight! No, I'm definitely not retired."

Jermaine went on tease Ronan on the possibility of becoming family with Michael, should Gemma and Jack become an item.

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But dismissing the comment, Ronan spoke about how he hoped the public would warm to "shy" Jack.

"He's my boy and I just want to protect him," Ronan told The One Show, as he revealed his hopes Jack could go all the way to the final.

In Sunday night's episode, Jack and Gemma got to know each other better as they soaked up the sun by the pool.

Dressage rider Gemma was pleased to hear that Jack's sister and his mum, Yvonne Connolly, are involved in showjumping.

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He said: “My mum and my little sister are big into show jumping and everything like that. I know you’re big into it as well.” 

Gemma said: Oh OK, oh wow!” before asking: “So your mum is a showjumper? So what does your dad do?” 

Jack replied: "He’s a singer," to which Gemma pressed: "A well-known singer?"

He answered: Yeah, you know Ronan Keating?" but Gemma's reaction had viewers confused as she didn't seem to know who he was.

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"Gemma clearly has no clue who Ronan Keating is lol whilst I was singing my heart out at his concert on Thursday," one fan wrote.

A second chimed in: "Gemma is probably too young to know who Ronan Keating or Boyzone are tbh."

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