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14 August 2022

Michael Owens daughter goes on Love Island

Michael Owens daughter is going on Love Island 2022. Gemma Owen has packed her bags to enter the Love Island villa. It surely won’t be an easy watch for the ex-England striker and he will be hoping she doesn’t embarrass herself and get caught up in too much islander drama.

michael owen daughter in love island

What we know about Gemma Owen

Other than being Michael Owen’s daughter, we know is just 19 years old. That is pretty young for a contestant on Love Island. She will be mingling with other islanders up to 30 years of age. Hopefully she is switched on and her father has taught her all the tricks to avoid.

Gemma is a star in her own right in the sport of Dressage. She is an International Dressage rider for Great Britain and competes across Europe. This is not an easy journey and has taken hard work and dedication, great skills to tackle a show like Love Island no doubt.

She is from Chester and if you are looking to follow her on Instagram to see more, here is her handle @gemowen_1

When does Love Island 2022 start?

Series eight of Love Island is set to start on Monday 6th June 2022. As always, you can watch every night at 9pm on ITV2.

The show will likely run for 6-8 weeks and in that time we can expect lots of islanders going in and out of the Majorca based villa.

The contestants will be looking for love and if they find themselves as the winning couple, they can share the £50,000 prize money. Or not if they get greedy.. but it’s never happened before.

You can bet on love island to make the show even more exciting. Bookmakers often put up special bets too so you can bet on who will be dumped for example.

Here is a sneak peak at a few of the contestants 👇

love island 2022 cast

What is Michael Owen doing now?

Michael is a regular pundit with BT Sport. He most recently featured in the main TV lineup for the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. Most weeks he is a featured pundit and happily gives his honest take. Why not, he’s had an unbelievable career and is entitled to give his expert opinion.

Owen does often come under criticism within the football world, mostly fans of opposing teams he played for who call him ‘boring’ and ‘dry’ but that isn’t the case.

His other business is a horse racing stable that he owns and manages. The Owen family have a massive passion for horses and horse racing and Michael has successfully built a business out of this. He owns many top class horses and has won some impressive races in the flat season.

It is well rumoured that Owen loves to bet so it’s no surprise to see him turning to a sport like horse racing. Horse racing betting is so popular in the UK and Ireland and over his time we know that Michael would have placed quite a few bets on the gg’s.

His stables are called Manor Park and you can even own a share of one his race horses if you want to a part of it.

Michael Owen’s Football Career

Michael is now 42 and stopped playing professional football in 2013. In his career which spanned from 1996-2013 he played for just 5 clubs.

Here is his club history below:

1996-2004 – Liverpool
2004-2005 – Real Madrid
2005-2009 – Newcastle United
2009-2012 – Manchester United
2012-2013 – Stoke City

In his senior career, Michael had a total amount of 362 appearances and in those game he scored 163 goals. Certainly helping us football bettors to win over 2.5 goals bets back in the day!

His most impressive record was for England however. Michael Owen was sensational when on International duty and he was a national treasure between 1998 and 2008.

He gained 89 caps and scored 40 times for England.

Owen scored on his Premier League debut and won the golden boot in his first season as a Liverpool striker. Despite being plagued by injuries throughout his career, he sits in an elite club of players who manage to score over 150 premier league goals.

michael owen football career

Pele named Owen one of the top 100 football players ever to have played the game.

So, his daughter Gemma is following quite a reputation. She is sure to be a favorite among viewers if she can show some likeable characteristics on the show.


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