Love Island fans fume over Davide Sanclimenti’s ‘animal side’ comments about Gemma Owen

Love Island fans have been left fuming over comments ‘Italian Stallion’ Davide Sanclimenti made towards Gemma Owen. Davide chose to couple up with the daughter of former England striker Michael Owen at the end of Tuesday’s episode.

Davide entered the show later than the others last night, with the public already having selected who they wanted to partner up to start off the series. Gemma was paired with Liam, but when Davide entered, he made no secret of the fact he liked her.

But comments that the Italian made to the 19-year-old have left fans fuming. It came as the guys were chatting in the morning.

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Davide said: “I’m not going to try with her the first or second night. I’m a gentleman. I behaved . It was the first night, I didn’t want to show off my animal side. “

But fans on Twitter were left outraged and the comments , particularly given the age difference between the 27-year-old and Gemma.

One person on Twitter said: “Davide talking about wanting to show his animal side with that CHILD???” Another said: “I behaved. Animal side? Of course u should behave she’s a teenager.”

Another said: “”I don’t want to bring out my animal side”. calm down davide she’s still a child,” while a fourth said: “Animal side??? She’s 19 have some shame davido.”

During the day, Davide had been working his way around the villa as he decided who to couple up with. He chatted at length with Gemma as he called her beautiful and asked her what she looks for in a man. The couple later on in the episode went on their first date where they made lemonade together, where they settled on ‘having four kids together’.

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