Love Island 2022: Gemma Owen has competition as Antigoni Buxton has a famous parent too

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Love Island has introduced new bombshell Antigoni Buxton (ITV)
Love Island has introduced new bombshell Antigoni Buxton (ITV)

Gemma Owen is no longer the only Love Island star in the villa with famous parents after bombshell Antigoni Buxton made a surprise entrance in Tuesday’s episode.

Owen, 19, who is the daughter of former England footballer player Michael Owen, looked visibly shocked along with the other female islanders who clocked Buxton’s arrival.

The 26-year-old singer-songwriter from London is the daughter of celebrity chef Tonia Buxton who is a regular on Sunday Brunch.

Speaking about why she wants to go on the show, Antigoni said: "I’ve been single for almost a year and a half and for the whole of the last year my goal has been to have as many different experiences as possible.

Antigoni Buxton is the daughter of celebrity chef Tonia Buxton (Tonia Buxton / Instagram)
Antigoni Buxton is the daughter of celebrity chef Tonia Buxton (Tonia Buxton / Instagram)

“I really just want to say ‘yes’ to things. Why not? It’ll be fun. I’m a Cypriot girl and I love being in the sun. I’ve got nothing to lose!"

While Mr Owen expressed reservations about his daughter appearing on the show, Ms Buxton could not be prouder.

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday night, she wrote: "I can not believe that my @antigoni is in the Love Island Villa, she mentioned she would be sunbathing this week I didn’t think she meant in Mallorca!

“We are all so excited for you and know you will be amazing! You have always been an island girl, so I know you will fit right in!

“Hoping you all love and support my girl, I know she will make us proud!"

Love Island airs tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.