Michael Owen 'isn't happy' about daughter Gemma's stint on Love Island

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Football legend Michael Owen is trying to stay supportive despite admitting his daughter Gemma signing up for Love Island is a parent's "worst nightmare".

Gemma, 19, is the eldest of four children Michael shares with his wife Louise, and although he trusts her not to embarrass herself while on the ITV2 reality show, he did have his reservations.

"I have no doubts that she will make us all proud," the former Liverpool and England striker told ITV News. "It's probably a father's worst nightmare, but whatever she wants to do, you've got to be supportive."

Meanwhile, Gemma revealed to MailOnline that her dad "isn't happy" about her going on the dating show but reluctantly gave her his blessing.

The swimwear brand owner explained: "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."

The teenager went on to note that her father hasn't imposed any rules on her, but she will probably avoid getting too intimate as mum Louise has told her to "keep it classy".

"He didn't say I couldn't do this or give me any dos or don'ts," she insisted. "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."

Love Island starts airing on ITV2 on 6 June at 9pm.

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