Posted: Mon 30th May 2022

Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma confirmed as Love Island 2022 contestant

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This article is old - Published: Monday, May 30th, 2022

The daughter of Flintshire footballer turned pundit Michael Owen has been confirmed as a Love Island contestant for the new series. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Gemma Owen, 19, an international dressage rider and business owner is one of the first contestants to be confirmed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The ITV2 dating show returns next Monday (6 June) for a brand new series. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Gemma reportedly gained the blessing to go on the dating show from her dad, a former Hawarden High School pupil who went on to play for Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Asked why Love Island and why now? Gemma 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?” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Gemma said: “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.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Asked how competitive she is 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. [When it comes 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.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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