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Michael Owen Responds to Rumors He Will Visit Love Island Villa

Ever since Gemma Owen entered the Love Island villa at the start of this year’s season, viewers have wondered if her famous father, footballer-turned-pundit Michael, would make an appearance on the show.

Indeed, each year the remaining couples on the show as it heads into the finale meet their partner’s parents, which has led to some rocky exchanges in the past.

However, former footballer Owen has now revealed whether he would show up to meet Gemma’s current partner Luca if they were to go that far – and sadly for fans, that’s not good news.

Speaking to Sky Sports At The Races after watching his horse take part in a race, he revealed: “My wife will do this duty. I will represent the horses and she will represent the girl.”

Gemma Owen on Love Island 2022 TVI

However, it certainly doesn’t appear to be down to any disapproval from the former England player, as he added: “I know what I’m going to get from my daughter. I fathered her for 19 years, so I’m pretty sure what I’m going to get from her.”

Prior to joining the villa, Gemma told RadioTimes.com and other media that her father “wasn’t buzzing about” her entering the villa, but was “very supportive of whatever I decided to do. TO DO”.

For a long time, fans didn’t know when or if Gemma was going to reveal who her father was in the villa, with the other islanders seemingly unaware.

However, speaking on Aftersun, former contestant Ikenna revealed that the contestants actually found out who her father was on “the second or third day”, with some fans speculating that Luca only turned his attention to Gemma after the to have discovered.

So far, Gemma has had all the running at the Love Island villa, especially after her ex-boyfriend Jacques walked into the villa to shake things up.

Tonight’s Love Island is set to be dramatic, with both a recouping and a shock audience vote confirmed by ITV. The episode will also feature Tasha planning to ask Andrew to be her boyfriend, so it looks set to be jam-packed with developments.

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