Michael Owen: Father of Love Island contestant is 'dreading' having to see daughter on show

Famous former England striker, Michael Owen, admits to being a little apprehensive about his daughter, Gemma, appearing on Love Island this year.

Although the former football legend says he is ready to back his daughter in whatever she decides to do, he also admits that he isn't exactly thrilled to be living every 'farther's worst nightmare'.

'It's probably a father's worst nightmare'

In a recent interview with ITV News, the former England striker said he and the rest of their family were convinced that Gemma, would make everyone proud. He explained:

I have no doubts that she will make us all proud. It’s probably a father’s worst nightmare, but whatever she wants to do you’ve got to be supportive. I’ve heard a lot about it. I think old, grumpy men like me will always have an opinion on it because I don’t watch it and you just hear snippets, but she assures me it’s not as bad as I think.

Before adding:

It's quite a big thing and whatever she wants to do, you have to be supportive and I think I've given her a decent enough grounding to be respectful.

Not one to embarrass herself

Despite the apprehension from her father, Gemma is convinced her time in the villa will go smoothly and doesn't expect herself to do anything that might embarrass her family too much. She said:

I still wouldn't say he was buzzing about the fact, but he is very supportive in whatever I decide to do so he didn't have a massive tantrum or anything like that. He was pretty chilled. My mum and dad trust me not to do anything to embarrass them, so I don't think I would have sex in the villa.

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