Michael Owen for Love Island?

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Michael Owen for Love Island? credit:Bang Showbiz
Michael Owen for Love Island? credit:Bang Showbiz

Michael Owen is set to appear on 'Love Island'.

The former footballer, 42, is being lined up to fly out to the villa in Mallorca for the 'Meet The Parents' episode, in order to see his daughter Gemma and get to know her partner Luca Bish.

Michael will be free to fly out as his employer, BT Sport, said there is no football fixtures on the week at the end of July when shooting will take place.

A source told The Sun: "The end of July looks to be a golden opportunity for Michael to see Gemma.

“He’s notoriously private and anything could change between now and finals week but, all things considered, the odds on him taking part are better than ever.”

Meanwhile, Gemma's ex-boyfriend Neil Farrugia has claimed Luca is not her type.

He told new! magazine: “Don’t get me wrong, Luca seems like a very nice guy, but he’s just not Gemma’s type.

"If I had to predict who she’d end up with right at the beginning, I would never have imagined she’d chose Luca."

The entrepreneur thinks Gemma is actually more suited to another ‘Love Island’ star, Davide Sanclimenti, who she has also been coupled up with on the show.

He added: “From the current Islanders, I would definitely say Davide is more her type … I wish Gemma all the best during her time on the show and I hope she finds the perfect man for her.”

Neil and Gemma dated for several months last year after meeting in holiday hotspot Dubai, but the pair called it quits in November as they struggled to keep their long-distance romance going.

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