Love Island star couldn't watch ex Owen Warner on I'm A Celebrity

Love Island's Lana Jenkins used to date Owen Warner. (ITV)
Love Island's Lana Jenkins used to date Owen Warner. (ITV)

A Love Island contestant has told how she previously dated Owen Warner - but couldn't bring herself to watch her ex's star turn on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!.

The Hollyoaks actor was the runner up on the most recent series of ITV1's jungle contest and won over fans with his hilarious one-liners, but Lana Jenkins says she didn't watch any of his memorable moments.

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Make-up artist Jenkins, 25, is in the starting line-up of 10 singles entering the Love Island winter villa on Monday and has told of her claim to fame.

Winter Love Island 2023: Lana Jenkins. (ITV)
Lana Jenkins is taking part in Love Island. (ITV)

She said of dating Warner, 23: "We had a lovely relationship. We had a bit of a lockdown relationship, so we spent a lot of time together.

"And then when we ended, we ended amicably, so I have nothing bad to say in terms of our relationship and the time that we spent together."

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But despite splitting on good terms, Jenkins thought it would be weird to settle down and watch her ex going about his life in the jungle.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Owen Warner attends Vodafone UK's
Owen Warner was the runner up in I'm A Celeb. (Getty)

She explained: "I watched the (I’m A Celebrity) final and that was it because, obviously he got to the final, so that was amazing, and I thought I’d watch it out of support.

"But I just thought it’s a bit weird to watch your ex for an hour on telly every evening, so I didn’t bother.

"But I did send him a message when he got out and was like, 'Well done. That’s amazing that you came runner up'. So it was nice."

Love Island's winter 2023 cast. (ITV)
Love Island's winter 2023 cast. (ITV)

Jenkins, who appeared in an episode of Benidorm as a child, also told how she had worked with other famous people doing their make-up, including Michelle Keegan.

She said the former Coronation Street star "is an absolute dream to work with" and added: "She is gorgeous. She’s like a real-life Disney princess. She’s such an amazing person inside and out."

Love Island launches its second winter series on Monday at 9pm on ITV2, featuring singles looking for love at a holiday villa in South Africa.