Love Island bosses 'want Michael Owen to appear on the show'

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Michael Owen could appear on the hit TV show credit:Bang Showbiz
Michael Owen could appear on the hit TV show credit:Bang Showbiz

'Love Island' bosses are determined to get Michael Owen in the villa, according to a former Islander.

Gemma Owen - the 19-year-old daughter of the former England soccer player - is one of the most talked-about contestants on this year's series, and Marcel Somerville thinks Michael could make an appearance during a "meet the parents" task.

Marcel told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "What 'Love Island' want to do is have Michael Owen walk through the doors - that’s going to be TV gold.

"Their goal is to have a hero arc and I feel like it’s coming along. She’s a person they want to turn into a main character - they put her ex-boyfriend in the villa for a reason, as she’s got more dimensions to her.

"At first, she came across snotty and like she’s entitled, but now she’s coming across more normal."

Michael, 42, previously admitted that having his daughter appear on the show is "a father’s worst nightmare".

Despite this, the former Liverpool and Manchester United star insisted he's "supportive" of Gemma's decision.

Speaking about her 'Love Island' adventure, Michael said: "I have no doubts that she will make us all proud.

"It’s probably a father’s worst nightmare, but whatever she wants to do you’ve got to be supportive."

Despite this, Michael confessed that he'd never actually watched the show before Gemma signed up for the current series.

He shared: "I’ve heard a lot about it. I think old, grumpy men like me will always have an opinion on it because I don’t watch it and you just hear the snippets, but she assures me that it’s not as bad as I think.

"So, we’ll give it a watch and I hope she enjoys herself."

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

The dating reality show can be seen in Ireland on Virgin Media Two and Virgin Media Player.

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