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Jack Keating has denied a romance with Coco Lodge.
The 23-year-old son of singer Ronan Keating insisted that despite being spotted getting cosy with former 'Love Island' castmate Coco, 27, the pair are not seeing each other.
He told the Mirror: "Nothing's going on, just a bit of friendly banter. We're just friends. I only got to meet her for the first time on Monday (01.08.22) [when the wrap party took place] but she's a lovely girl. So we'll see, we'll see.
"All the Casa girls that I didn't meet before are gorgeous – it was really nice to get to meet them as well. I'm really close with Mollie and Jazmine. We've got a little group chat with me and all the lads so it was nice to meet everybody properly, too."
Jack failed to turn any heads when he arrived in Casa Amor but previously insisted he has no regrets about taking part in the show.
He said: "Just before I walked in, I felt fine but as soon as we sat down and started chatting to everybody I was like, ‘oh my days — I can’t believe I’m here'.
"It’s bittersweet to be honest. I had a great time there - I met some great guys and it was nice getting to know the girls. It just went up a bit too fast. As we were getting into it, it wrapped up. But I had a really great time, a great couple of days so no complaints!”
And Ronan, 45, who shares Jack and daughters Missy, 21, and Ali, 16 with former wife Yvonne Connolly, admitted he was a mess when Jack was on the show.
He said: "I’m a mess, I’m an absolute mess.”
Ronan admitted that everyone at home - including his wife and Jack’s step-mum Storm Uechtritz, 40, and their two little ones, five-year-old son Cooper and two-year-old daughter Coco - felt Jack’s absence.
He added: "I mean Storm is doing better than I am. We all miss him in the house, we really do, little brother Cooper and his little sister Coco and Missy, we all miss him.
“His [first] episode, he seemed a little bit quiet, he seemed a little bit nervous, which is understandable I guess. I’m just worried about him in there with those other guys.”