Love Island 2022 news – Michael Owen is FUMING about daughter Gemma appearing on show, she admits

LOVE Island star Gemma Owen has revealed her famous footballer father "isn't happy" about her joining the hit reality dating series.

The daughter of footballer Michael Owen, swimwear company owner Gemma, 19, revealed her father nearly had a "tantrum" after learning she will be on the ITV dating show this summer.

But the England ace's stunning daughter revealed dad eventually gave his blessing to her entering the Love Island villa, saying: "I'm not going to tell you what to do."

She told MailOnline: "I still wouldn't say that my dad is buzzing about me doing Love Island.

"He's very supportive in whatever I decide to do. He didn't have a massive tantrum or anything like that. He was pretty chilled, he trusts me not to do anything to embarrass him. He took it quite well.

"He didn't say I couldn't do this or give me any dos or don'ts. He said I'm not going to tell you what to do, I trust you, you have never given us a reason not to trust you, go for it but I will always have my family's thoughts and opinions in the forefront of my mind because we are all super close and they are the most important people to me."

Airing on ITV2, the first episode of Love Island 2022 will be a bumper one, starting at 9pm on June 6 and going on until 10.35pm.

Read our Love Island blog below for the latest news, gossip and updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    Richard Madeley ‘to leave the country’ over Love Island

    RICHARD Madeley has refused to hide his disdain for Love Island, and even threatened to leave the country over the hit ITV2 dating show returning next week – Monday, June 6.

    The Good Morning Britain host made viewers laugh with an unscripted comment today as bikini-clad Love Islanders filled their screens.

    Richard Arnold introduced three Love Island cast favourites, including Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma Owen, when Madeley, 66, quipped: “If there’s ever a good reason to join a queue out of the airport and get out of the country, that is it.”

    Reacting to his contempt for the show, one viewer said: “Just remember when queuing at the airport for a flight out #GMB #RichardMadeley some folk can’t afford a holiday (me included).”

    Richard was also unimpressed yesterday and ‘couldn’t care less’ as the Love Island line-up was announced.

    The outspoken presenter even apologised to viewers at home after his co-host Charlotte Hawkins screamed the reality TV show’s phrase “got a text!”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Who is Paige Thorne?

    Paige Thorne hails from Swansea and is keen to try something new.

    She said: “In Swansea there is just no-one I can find, I’ve tried and there’s just nobody there anymore.

    “I need to break out and broaden my horizons and Love Island just brings everyone together for me.

    “I haven’t got to go out and I haven’t got to swipe.

    “So, hopefully they can just come to me now!”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Love Island’s Andrew Le Page’s secret surgery weeks before villa entrance

    The 27-year-old real estate agent has been secretly recovering from an operation before heading into the Majorcan villa.

    He has yet to reveal his reasons for going under the knife, but took to his Instagram account and shared a throwback snap of himself topless while on a hike in Dubai.

    Andrew penned in the caption: “Easy to see, hard to catch.

    He added: “On the road to recovery and can’t wait to be back out there exploring again.

    “The surgery isn’t anything major or serious it’s something I’ve wanted for a long time and in due course I will explain what I’ve had but just wanted to say thanks for the love from everyone who messaged me, I appreciate it a lot #biglove xx”.

  • Louis Allwood

    When does Love Island start?

    Love Island starts on Monday, June 6, 2022, with the launch show starting at 9pm on ITV2.

    After this, the show will air every night at the same time.

    The exception is Saturdays, when there will be a highlights show instead.

  • Louis Allwood

    Is Paige Thorne on Instagram and Facebook?

    It wouldn't be Love Island without social media, would it?

    This year's series will see the return of from the fans on Twitter, and it will greatly enhance the social followings of the contestants.

    Paige Thorne is on Instagram and has over 10,000 followers on the platform.

  • Louis Allwood

    Who is Paige Thorne?

    Paige Thorne hails from Swansea and is keen to try something new.

    She said: "In Swansea there is just no-one I can find, I’ve tried and there’s just nobody there anymore.

    "I need to break out and broaden my horizons and Love Island just brings everyone together for me.

    "I haven't got to go out and I haven’t got to swipe.

    "So, hopefully they can just come to me now!"

  • Louis Allwood

    Exclusive – £500 clothing allowance

    Last years contestant, Brett said Love Islanders bring multiple outfits to be approved by the camera crew, but are also offered clothing from the show’s sponsors, according to Brett.

    He says: “Before you go in you get sent a code that gives you £500 credit on an online store and then they deliver everything to the villa where you are quarantining.

    “Then when you’re in Casa Amor there’s a big duffle bag delivered to you every three or four days that contains swimwear, trainers, evening outfits and everything.

    “It’s like a whole wardrobe of brand new stuff every few days and if you talk to the team, you can request specific items, like more underwear, socks or anything else you need.”

    One regular section of the show that doesn’t make the final cut is cast members getting approval for their clothes every day. 

    Brett says: “You have to hold up your shirt to make sure it doesn’t make the cameras strobe. Often they are like, ‘Yeah, you can’t wear that.’

    “I filmed my entrance scenes while the Islanders were out on a challenge, but because my shorts caused camera problems they had to stall them while we filmed it all over again.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Exclusive – Degrading sex questions

    Last years contestant, Brett says he was approached by Love Island producers via Instagram with a “bog-standard message” asking him to apply for an unnamed ITV show.

    Multiple interviews followed – and he says he struggled with the very personal nature of the questions. 

    Brett recalls: “They asked how many sexual partners I had, which isn’t something I would divulge.

    “I feel like it’s weird to keep count of how many people you sleep with, it’s like having a black book, and to me, it’s degrading to women.”

    After the grilling, Brett says he was “in the dark” about whether he’d appear on Love Island until two days before his flight to Majorca.

    Upon arrival, he had to quarantine with a chaperone in a luxury villa with a pool.

  • Louis Allwood

    Is Davide Sanclimenti on Instagram and TikTok?

    Davide is on Instagram with over seven thousand followers as of May 2022.

    Follow him on @davidesancli where you'll find lots of sexy selfies.

    It does not appear that he has a TikTok account.

  • Louis Allwood

    Who is Davide Sanclimenti?

    Davide is a 27-year-old is a business owner from Rome, Italy, who now lives in Manchester.

    He said: "I think Love Island is going to be so much fun. I’m going to be the Italian stallion in the Villa! With my Italian charm, I can also be a very romantic guy. I’m good looking and I’ve realised since I first arrived in Manchester, a lot of English girls actually love me."

    Business owner Davide is taking the show seriously and is even looking ahead to starting a family with a lucky someone.

    He continued: "They love to be around me and I love to be around them. It’s going to be fun, I’m looking forward to it.

    "I want to find my soulmate, find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family."

    Viewers can expect deep conversation and patient listening from the muscular Italian.

    He prides himself on always being available as a shoulder to cry on or a soundboard.

    He said: "They would say that I’ve got a good heart, I’m a very deep person. For the people around me, I’m always there, ready to support and help them in a moment of need."

  • Louis Allwood

    Stars WILL be shown having sex this year

    Love Island revealed year's lineup of dating hopefuls on Monday, and it has been announced that the singletons WILL be shown having sex despite last year's series' blackout.

    Love Island producers confirmed to MailOnline that sex is still on the menu, and they will assess each moment of pleasure between the Islanders on a case-by-case basis.

    Executive producer Mike Spencer admitted there was no black out ban in place.

    He said: "We don't decide anything in advance. You just don't know until you see the footage, genuinely, we are so reactive we are cutting around the clock.

    "If something happens, we are cutting it overnight so until you see something it is hard to make a judgment and you just have to go with what is right.

    "The show does get it right, it's suggestive and funny, music is a massive thing, and we will continue to do that but until we see it it's difficult to tell and it depends on who it is."

  • Louis Allwood

    Inside Love Island star Tasha’s secret friendship with HUGE star

    Yesterday it was confirmed that Love Island's first deaf star, Tasha Ghouri, has signed up for the hit dating show.

    Now, it has been revealed that the stunning dancer has a secret friendship with a celebrity pal.

    Tasha, 23, is friends with fellow deaf celebrity, and Strictly champ, Rose Ayling Ellis.

    In October 2021 she uploaded a snap of herself looking totally different wearing a striking black wig.

    EastEnders star Rose was quick to say that she liked the photo.

    Just like her pal, Tasha also strives to raise awareness for deaf people.

  • Louis Allwood

    Love Island’s Andrew Le Page's secret surgery weeks before villa entrance

    The 27-year-old real estate agent has been secretly recovering from an operation before heading into the Majorcan villa.

    He has yet to reveal his reasons for going under the knife, but took to his Instagram account and shared a throwback snap of himself topless while on a hike in Dubai.

    Andrew penned in the caption: "Easy to see, hard to catch.

    He added: "On the road to recovery and can't wait to be back out there exploring again.

    "The surgery isn't anything major or serious it's something I've wanted for a long time and in due course I will explain what I've had but just wanted to say thanks for the love from everyone who messaged me, I appreciate it a lot #biglove xx".

  • Louis Allwood

    Huge Love Island star looks unrecognisable in throwback

    MOLLY-MAE Hague looks almost unrecognisable in an unearthed snap from her teen years.

    The Love Island favourite is one of the show's biggest success stories, racking up 6.5million Instagram followers and landing a string of high profile brand deals.

    Over the years Molly altered her look with fillers and Botox.

    The 23-year-old began getting many of her cosmetic procedures reversed in hopes of achieving a more natural look last February.

    In March, experts estimated that the social media influencer spent over £8,000 on regular procedures and paid thousands more to have them reversed.

    The PLT creative director explained she no longer recognised herself in the photo and wanted to do something about it.

  • Louis Allwood

    Exclusive – Backlash at home

    Back in the UK, Brett found it difficult to adapt to normal life, claiming he was subjected to “a lot of abuse”, which at times made it “challenging to go out in public”.

    “There were a few bad situations at parties I went to and a lot of homophobic abuse against me,” he says.

    “The say don’t read or engage with the negative stuff online, but it’s really hard to escape when it’s on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram and everywhere else.

    “Nothing prepares you for someone coming up to your face and calling you a c*** or a f*****. It’s really challenging, but now things got better.”

    Brett went on to pass his PhD to become a doctor and has continued to model – including in the upcoming London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks.

    His main goal is to produce a documentary that exposes exploitation in the fashion industry.

    Brett adds: “I want to show the bad conditions people suffer in Bangladesh, Indonesia and elsewhere in the world, how clothes are made, and how much waste there is.”

  • Louis Allwood

    When does Love Island start?

    Love Island starts on Monday, June 6, 2022, with the launch show starting at 9pm on ITV2.

    After this, the show will air every night at the same time.

    The exception is Saturdays, when there will be a highlights show instead.

  • Louis Allwood

    Who is in the Love Island 2022 cast?

    You can find out more about the contestants for the new series here.

    The first 11 Islanders including  Michael Owen's daughter Gemma are:

    • Tasha Ghouri, 23
    • Gemma Owen, 19
    • Amber Beckford, 24
    • Indiyah Polack, 22
    • Paige Thorne, 24
    • Davide Sanclimenti, 27
    • Ikenna Ekwonna, 23
    • Luca Bish, 23
    • Dami Hope, 26
    • Andrew Le Page, 27
    • Liam Llewellyn, 22

    Is Paige Thorne on Instagram and Facebook?

    It wouldn't be Love Island without social media, would it?

    This year's series will see the return of from the fans on Twitter, and it will greatly enhance the social followings of the contestants.

    Paige Thorne is on Instagram and has over 10,000 followers on the platform.

    Who is Paige Thorne?

    Paige Thorne hails from Swansea and is keen to try something new.

    She said: "In Swansea there is just no-one I can find, I’ve tried and there’s just nobody there anymore.

    "I need to break out and broaden my horizons and Love Island just brings everyone together for me.

    "I haven't got to go out and I haven’t got to swipe.

    "So, hopefully they can just come to me now!"

    Exclusive – £500 clothing allowance

    Last years contestant, Brett said Love Islanders bring multiple outfits to be approved by the camera crew, but are also offered clothing from the show’s sponsors, according to Brett.

    He says: “Before you go in you get sent a code that gives you £500 credit on an online store and then they deliver everything to the villa where you are quarantining.

    “Then when you’re in Casa Amor there’s a big duffle bag delivered to you every three or four days that contains swimwear, trainers, evening outfits and everything.

    “It’s like a whole wardrobe of brand new stuff every few days and if you talk to the team, you can request specific items, like more underwear, socks or anything else you need.”

    One regular section of the show that doesn’t make the final cut is cast members getting approval for their clothes every day. 

    Brett says: “You have to hold up your shirt to make sure it doesn’t make the cameras strobe. Often they are like, ‘Yeah, you can’t wear that.’

    “I filmed my entrance scenes while the Islanders were out on a challenge, but because my shorts caused camera problems they had to stall them while we filmed it all over again.”

    Exclusive – Degrading sex questions

    Last years contestant, Brett says he was approached by Love Island producers via Instagram with a “bog-standard message” asking him to apply for an unnamed ITV show.

    Multiple interviews followed – and he says he struggled with the very personal nature of the questions. 

    Brett recalls: “They asked how many sexual partners I had, which isn’t something I would divulge.

    “I feel like it’s weird to keep count of how many people you sleep with, it’s like having a black book, and to me, it’s degrading to women.”

    After the grilling, Brett says he was “in the dark” about whether he’d appear on Love Island until two days before his flight to Majorca.

    Upon arrival, he had to quarantine with a chaperone in a luxury villa with a pool.

    • Louis Allwood

      Is Davide Sanclimenti on Instagram and TikTok?

      Davide is on Instagram with over seven thousand followers as of May 2022.

      Follow him on @davidesancli where you'll find lots of sexy selfies.

      It does not appear that he has a TikTok account.

    • Louis Allwood

      Who is Davide Sanclimenti?

      Davide is a 27-year-old is a business owner from Rome, Italy, who now lives in Manchester.

      He said: "I think Love Island is going to be so much fun. I’m going to be the Italian stallion in the Villa! With my Italian charm, I can also be a very romantic guy. I’m good looking and I’ve realised since I first arrived in Manchester, a lot of English girls actually love me."

      Business owner Davide is taking the show seriously and is even looking ahead to starting a family with a lucky someone.

      He continued: "They love to be around me and I love to be around them. It’s going to be fun, I’m looking forward to it.

      "I want to find my soulmate, find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family."

      Viewers can expect deep conversation and patient listening from the muscular Italian.

      He prides himself on always being available as a shoulder to cry on or a soundboard.

      He said: "They would say that I’ve got a good heart, I’m a very deep person. For the people around me, I’m always there, ready to support and help them in a moment of need."

    • Louis Allwood

      Stars WILL be shown having sex this year

      Love Island revealed year's lineup of dating hopefuls on Monday, and it has been announced that the singletons WILL be shown having sex despite last year's series' blackout.

      Love Island producers confirmed to MailOnline that sex is still on the menu, and they will assess each moment of pleasure between the Islanders on a case-by-case basis.

      Executive producer Mike Spencer admitted there was no black out ban in place.

      He said: "We don't decide anything in advance. You just don't know until you see the footage, genuinely, we are so reactive we are cutting around the clock.

      "If something happens, we are cutting it overnight so until you see something it is hard to make a judgment and you just have to go with what is right.

      "The show does get it right, it's suggestive and funny, music is a massive thing, and we will continue to do that but until we see it it's difficult to tell and it depends on who it is."

    • Milica Cosic

      Inside Love Island star Tasha’s secret friendship with HUGE star

      Yesterday it was confirmed that Love Island's first deaf star, Tasha Ghouri, has signed up for the hit dating show.

      Now, it has been revealed that the stunning dancer has a secret friendship with a celebrity pal.

      Tasha, 23, is friends with fellow deaf celebrity, and Strictly champ, Rose Ayling Ellis.

      In October 2021 she uploaded a snap of herself looking totally different wearing a striking black wig.

      EastEnders star Rose was quick to say that she liked the photo.

      Just like her pal, Tasha also strives to raise awareness for deaf people.

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