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Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma confirmed for new season of Love Island

Michael Owen's daughter Gemma Owen has been confirmed for the upcoming season of Love Island.

Speaking about why she has decided to go on the popular ITV dating series, the stunning brunette said: "I am open to finding love, I'm wanting to have a really fun summer. I was seeing someone, and then that didn't work out so I thought, "Why not?"

"I would say I'm fun, flirty and fiery. 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," the 19 year old added.

The international dressage rider and business owner also spoke of the competitive nature she's learned from her athlete dad and how she would be applying it to the show – which is set to launch next week.


Gemma explained: "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."

Stating that she would "always go for what I want" in a relationship, Gemma admitted that she was "not going to mess up something for someone in a proper relationship or get in the way of a couple if they have a genuine connection".

Gemma added: "I wouldn't do anything to another girl that I wouldn't be happy with them doing to me."

It was added to The Sun: "ITV bosses are scrambling to get her signed up for this year's Love Island. However, if talks are successful, it's likely to be a huge payday for Gemma too.

"Weeks spent lounging about in a bikini is going to give her beachwear line the sort of boost most firms can only dream about and make her a huge star herself."

Gemma has reportedly gained the blessing from her protective footballer dad Michael, 42, to go on the dating show this summer.

Gemma is one of the most high profile Islanders to stay at the Love Island Villa, having already amassed more than 40,000 followers on Instagram.

She also already has her own swimwear brand, OG Beachwear, and has represented Great Britain in dressage competitions.

She keeps fans up to date with her riding on her dressage Instagram page, which has more than 8,000 followers.

The multi-talented teen launched OG Beachwear during the first Covid lockdown in 2020 and is regularly seen promoting her bikinis and swimsuits on Instagram.

Love Island will return to ITV2 on 6 June and the official line-up has been revealed.

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