Molly and Jack shared ‘flirty banter’ (Picture: Instagram / Molly Marsh / BACKGRID)
Fronted by Maya Jama, as she takes over from Laura Whitmore for her second series, the ITV2 dating programme will see Molly join the likes of semi-pro footballer Tyrique Hyde and model Ella Thomas.
Molly, 24, has already been rumoured to have shared a romance with Jack, also 24.
A source said: ‘Molly and Jack were texting and there was a real spark when it first began, it was flirty banter.
‘They knew each other through her influencer work and he seemed really keen.’
The insider added to The Sun: ‘It fizzled out before they actually met up though and there was less interest from Molly’s side to be honest, but he still likes all her photos online.’
Molly is heading into the villa on the hunt for love (Picture: ITV)
Jack was a Casa Amor bombshell on Love Island 2022 (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)
This comes just over two months after Jack became a father for the first time.
Although Jack and new mum Keely aren’t in a relationship, he previously expressed excitement at the prospect of co-parenting.
Speaking to The Sun, he said: ‘Her mother and I have decided to keep her identity private for now and we ask everyone to please respect our privacy at this time.
‘My daughter’s mother and I are not together, however, we look forward to co-parenting and giving our little girl the best support system that she needs.’
Jack added: ‘This is an exciting new chapter for me and my family and I am completely besotted already.
Jack became a dad for the first time a few months ago (Picture: @jackkeating11)
Jack is the son of Boyzone singer Ronan Keating (Picture: INSTAGRAM)
‘I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a father and give my daughter the most amazing life.’
Ahead of entering the villa, Molly shared: ‘I think it’s ideal timing and the perfect way to find someone.
‘I don’t go out and party and I don’t use dating apps, I’m actually quite old-fashioned, so there’s no better way to meet someone than by going into a Villa in the sun with the potential ‘one’ in there.’
Revealing any claims to fame, she added: ‘With my job being in social media, I’ve had some amazing opportunities to go on press trips and I’ve actually been out to the Love Island Villas in Mallorca and South Africa.
Molly is also the daughter of a famous face (Picture: mollygracemarsh)
‘Having the experience to walk around both was amazing but to now actually live in the Villa is going to be incredible.’
Just like Jack, as well as former islander Gemma Owen, Molly is the offspring of a famous face.
Though a performer in her own right, her mum is Janet Marsh, who has appeared in the likes of Coronation Street, Where The Heart Is and Bodies.
Metro.co.uk has approached ITV and Jack’s reps for comment.
Love Island returns to ITV2 on Monday, June 5.
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There was a bit of ‘flirty banter’.