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Michael Owen's Daughter Is On This Year's Love Island

Joe Harker

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Michael Owen's Daughter Is On This Year's Love Island

ITV has announced that the daughter of famous footballer Michael Owen is going on Love Island as part of the cast of the incredibly popular show's eighth series.


Let's be honest lads, with the football season over, we're all going to be watching Love Island for the next few weeks so you're definitely interested in who is going on, and the fact it's an Owen just makes it more interesting.

Gemma Owen, 19, an international dressage rider and business owner, received her dad's blessing to appear on the show, the Sun reports.

Her dad dazzled football fans with his goals for club and country and is still on our screens as a pundit and that one advert where he pretends to be flying a helicopter over Dubai.

Now Gemma will be staking her own claim to fame on Love Island and she says she's a 'very competitive' person just like her dad.

That comes as no surprise as she's competed in dressage for Great Britain since she was 11 years old and says she's someone who will 'always go' for what she wants.

Gemma, who describes herself as 'fun, flirty and fiery', says she's going on Love Island as she's 'open to finding love' and 'wanting to have a really fun summer'.

She said: "I was seeing someone and then that didn’t work out so I thought, 'Why not?'

"I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest. If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.

"I will always go for what I want. But at the same time, I’m not going to mess up something for someone who is in a proper relationship or get in the way of a couple if they have a genuine connection. I wouldn’t do anything to another girl that I wouldn’t be happy with them doing to me."

Her dad, it could certainly be argued, was known for being about as loyal as the lads on Love Island going to Casa Amore, when it comes to the football teams he played for in his illustrious career.

Newcastle United fans might argue that he spent his entire time at St James' Park doing bits with England, whilst they were supposed to be coupled up.

Liverpool fans also weren't too impressed when he decided to put all his eggs in the Manchester United basket, after leaving Newcastle.

He might be an ambassador for the Reds these days, and that is what it is, but fans have never fully forgiven him for joining their rivals.

Owen on duty for BT Sport. Image: PA Images
Owen on duty for BT Sport. Image: PA Images

These days the patriarch of the Owen family is usually busy on BT Sport as part of their punditry team, and he was in Paris at the weekend for the Champions League final.

The 42-year-old claimed he felt Liverpool were still the best team in Europe, despite their loss to Real Madrid, but he was soon told that he was wrong.

Fellow pundit Rio Ferdinand pointed out that they could hardly be considered best in the continent if they couldn't even win the Premier League and be named best in England, never mind losing to Real Madrid.

Still, at least he can distract himself from that loss by watching a bunch of muscled up lads hit on his daughter every night for the next month or so...

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Michael Owen, Liverpool

Joe Harker
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