Love Island contestant Gabby Allen has been paying secret tribute to her late dad in the ITV2 villa with a sweet memento – but have you spotted it yet?

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0 Love Island contestant Gabby Allen has been paying secret tribute to her late dad in the ITV2 villa with a sweet memento – but have you spotted it yet? GABBY Allen and Marcel Somerville are everyone's favourite couple in the Love Island villa, after officially becoming girlfriend and boyfriend during a recoupling. By Megan Nisbet
Thursday, June 29, 2017

The personal trainer and Blazin' Squad singer have melted hearts everywhere with their love for one another in the Love Island villa.

But it recently emerged, Gabby Allen – who won a challenge and got to Skype her mum – lost her dad just four years prior to her ITV2 appearance.

In a tragic turn of events, Gabby's father reportedly passed away from brain cancer not long after his diagnosis.

Gabby and her family were devastated by his loss, and the gorgeous blonde regularly takes to social media to share how much she's missing him.

Love Island: Gabby Allen wears her late father's sunglasses in the ITV2 villa [Love Island/Instagram]

In a recent Instagram post – before she headed to Love Island – Gabby wrote: "Clear, sunny skies for you today Dad.

"4 years & I miss you more every day. It never gets easier, just feels different. I love you."

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In another, she shared a picture of her younger self cuddled up to her dad's chest and wrote: "When you're travelling the days just pass you by, I didn't even realise until just now that it has been 3 whole years since we lost my wonderful daddy.

"I miss you every single day. I wish I could tell you all about how brilliant my life is and how happy I am but I know it's you, up there, making it that way. Love you so so so much."

☀️Clear, sunny skies for you today Dad. ☀️ 4 years & I miss you more every day. 😔❤ It never gets easier, just feels different. I love you. ✨❤

A post shared by ✨✨ ɢᴀʙʙʏ ᴅᴀᴡɴ ✨✨ (@gabbydawnallen) on

When you're travelling the days just pass you by, I didn't even realise until just now that it has been 3 whole years since we lost my wonderful daddy. I miss you every single day. I wish I could tell you all about how brilliant my life is and how happy I am but I know it's you, up there, making it that way. Love you so so so much. 💔💔💔💔

A post shared by ✨✨ ɢᴀʙʙʏ ᴅᴀᴡɴ ✨✨ (@gabbydawnallen) on

And now it's been revealed Gabby has taken a piece of her dad with her into the ITV2 villa, his super cool sunglasses.

Talking to the Daily Star, a source said: "Gabby’s dad passed from brain cancer 4 four years ago when she was at college

"Her dad was her best friend, she has an incredible family, her mother and brother and Gabby have supported each other immensely the past few years."

The source also confirmed Gabby has taken a memento of her late father into her the ITV2 villa.

Adding: "We’re aware the sunglasses Gabby wears on the show were her father’s and they’re her good luck charm."

Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.

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