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Love Island’s Gabby Allen has been paying secret tribute to late dad on-screen

The Scouse sweetheart has a heartbreaking past

Love Island favourite Gabby Allen has melted hearts everywhere after getting together with Blazin’ Squad rapper Marcel Somerville.

But the gorgeous blonde has been bearing a heartbreaking secret in the villa.

Her father passed away four years ago, and the Liverpool-born personal trainer has been wearing his sunglasses as a tribute to him.

The fun loving Scouse wears her dad’s sunnies to always have him close (Credit: Instagram/@gabbydawnallen)

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Gabby, 25, lost him to brain cancer and it happened very quickly.

She likes to wear his sunnies so he always feel close by and sees them as a “good luck charm”.

An insider told Daily Star: “It was an extremely quick diagnosis, the family had very little notice.

“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.”

They added: “We’re aware the sunglasses Gabby wears on the show were her father’s and they’re her good luck charm.”

Her family were devastated by his loss, but Gabby loves to pay tribute to him on Instagram and posts throwback photo of her father.

According to the Daily Star, she has kept her grief secret from her islanders and boyfriend Marcel.

Gabby, her mother and brother are all extremely close (Credit: Instagram/@gabbydawnallen)

In a recent post 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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We are positive that Marcel would be the best person to have around when Gabby is down.

Fans are convinced that the lovebirds are set to win the show!

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Marcel and Gabby are one of the cutest couples that nation has ever seen in Love Island (Credit: ITV)

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