Michael Owen has broken his silence about his daughter Gemma, who appeared almost a week after appearing on hit ITV dating show Love Island.
The former professional footballer, 42, has been desperate to keep his mind under control after closing a question on the matter during a live UEFA Nations League appearance in Germany on Tuesday.
But now brunette beauty Gemma’s father, 19, seems ready to share his opinion – and they all point to a very protective dad.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, he expressed his frustration at his daughter sharing a bed with Italian stud Davide Saclimenti, 27, as he said: “That’s something no father wants to see, is it?”
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Recalling a conversation he had with his wife Louise about the show, he continued, “I said to Louise, ‘Do they really have to sleep together, like in the same bed?’ She said yes’. I said, ‘I didn’t bet on it’.”
Despite his anger at the bed-sharing situation, Michael admitted he was quite happy as Gemma didn’t have “physical contact” with Davide in bed as she “turned her back on the guy”.
“When there’s physical contact, I think I’m throwing something on the screen. I don’t want to see kissing. Don’t let me see kissing!” he added.
Michael then shared that kissing was actually one of his daughter’s biggest concerns as she headed into the brand new Mallorcan villa last week.
“I didn’t know about the show, but the concern was that she would have to kiss this boy and this boy and the next one,” he explained. “I was away so I didn’t see the first episode but her mum told me it was possible she would have to do a dance – a lap dance or something – which would have made Gemma uncomfortable. But I think the longer she’s been around, the more relaxed she’ll be about things like that.”
Gemma was first linked to Liam Llewellyn on the show but was linked back to Davide shortly after.
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However, after a brief stint as a couple with the Italian bombshell, Luca Bish stepped in to couple with her on Friday night’s episode.
That was fine before it was revealed Gemma’s ex-boyfriend would be entering the mansion in a shock twist in the next episode.
As the show ended, a new hunk was seen entering the mansion, with the girls all reacting and Gemma shouting: “Oh my god, that’s my ex-boyfriend.”
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