‘Love Island’: Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma admits she’s competitive like her dad

Katie Archer

Katie Archer

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK

Tue, 31 May 2022, 2:19 pm

Michael Owen's daughter Gemma is taking part in Love Island. (ITV/PA)
Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma is taking part in Love Island. (ITV/PA)

Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma is one of this year’s Love Island contestants, and as she’s admitted to inheriting her dad’s competitive streak, she could well be in with a chance of winning.

Dressage rider and swimwear company owner Gemma, 19, is also the current joint bookies’ favourite to win the series with William Hill giving odds of 11/4.

Welsh masters student Liam Llewellyn has been given the same odds, suggesting that they’re expected to couple up when the show launches on ITV2 on Monday 6 June.

Gemma Owen Love Island promo shot
Gemma Owen says she’s competitive. (ITV)

Talking about her approach to the show and to competition, Gemma said: “Sport has always been a big thing for me and my family. My dad was a professional football player.

“I’ve competed for Great Britain in dressage since I was 11 years old. I’ve travelled all across Europe competing in big arenas in big competitions. I would say I’m very competitive.”

She added of her attitude to relationships: “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.”

Newcastle United's new signing Michael Owen with his daughter Gemma
Michael Owen with daughter Gemma back in his footballing days. (PA)

Gemma might not be the only famous offspring to be a part of this year’s series as Ronan Keating’s daughter Missy, 21, is also rumoured to be taking part.

She was not announced as part of the starting line-up, but she could enter later in the series as a bombshell contestant.

Asked about the rumours by Good Morning Britain recently, Keating said: “I haven’t heard anything but you never know, these kids are busy.

“All my kids, they’re all busy doing different things. I haven’t heard anything myself at the moment.”

EastEnders star Danny Dyer‘s daughter Dani previously won the fourth series of Love Island with now-ex Jack Fincham.

Love Island launches on ITV2 on June 6 at 9pm.

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