Love Island 2022: How old is Michael Owen’s daughter, how tall is she and what have viewers said about her?

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The daughter of former Newcastle United player, Michael Owen, entered the villa as the series kicked off for 2022.

Love Island 2022 is officially underway after kicking off its eighth season on Monday 6 June.

The show has become a summer staple in recent years, that people love tuning into and watching the drama unfold between a house of single people looking for love.

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The show usually brings a line-up of stellar contestants, and in recent years people with celebrity parents have been entering the villa.

However, fans were still shocked when Gemma Owen, daughter of former Newcastle player Michael Owen, was announced as a contestant on this year’s show.

Gemma Owen is part of the original lineup for the new season of Love Island (Photo: ITV)Gemma Owen is part of the original lineup for the new season of Love Island (Photo: ITV)
Gemma Owen is part of the original lineup for the new season of Love Island (Photo: ITV) | ITV

After a few days in the villa fans are already discussing the contestant and her latest coupling up decision.

So who is Gemma Owen and why are people talking about her?

Here’s everything you need about the Love Island star.

Who is Gemma Owen?

Gemma Owen has made a career as an International Dressage Rider, and is originally from Chester.

Gemma also owns her own swimwear business OG Beachwear.

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Gemma spoke to ITV about what she thinks are the best assets she will take into the Love Island villa: “I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.

“If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.”

How tall is Gemma Owen?

Gemma Owen is 5 ft 6 inches.

How old is Gemma Owen?

Gemma Owen is 19 years old.

Why are people talking about her?

Fans of the show were shocked to see Gemma couple up with Italian contestant Davide Sanclimenti at the end of the second episode of the series (Tuesday 7 June).

The main gripe viewers had with the couple was the eight year age gap between the two.

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At 19 years old, Gemma is the youngest contestant on the show this season, whereas Davide Sanclimenti is the oldest contestant at 27 years old.

Who else is on Love Island 2022?

There are many contestants that join the show, and more will be introduced to the villa as the show progresses.

The contestants that will be starting off the series are the following:

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

What is Love Island?

Love Island is a British dating game show that premiered in 2015.

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The show is actually a revival of the earlier celebrity series of the same name. This version only ran for two series, which aired in 2005 and 2006 on ITV.

Love Island involves a group of contestants, referred to as Islanders, living in isolation from the outside world in a villa in Mallorca, constantly under video surveillance.

To survive in the villa the Islanders must be coupled up with another Islander, whether it be for love, friendship or money, as the overall winning couple receives a combined £50,000.

Since its revival the show has expanded and there are now twenty-two versions of the Love Island franchise worldworld, including Australia.

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