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27 June 2022, 15:55
The cast of Love Island 2022 have apparently known that Gemma Owen is the daughter of football star Michael Owen from early on in the series.
According to dumped Islander Ikenna Ekwonna, the contestants have known about Gemma’s famous dad since very early on in the series - it just didn’t make the broadcast.
Although 19-year-old Gemma recently brought up her dad in the Beach Hut during an episode of Unseen Bits, fans speculated about when the Islanders actually found out about her celeb dad.
“We didn’t really know until like the second or third day,” Ikenna revealed.
“I don’t think the girls knew, like the guys knew," he added.
This comes after this year’s first dumped Islander Afia Tonkmor revealed the contestants never spoke about Gemma’s dad in the villa.
During a fan Q&A on Instagram, she said: “If people do know, I did know before I went in because I watched her VT. But if people do know, they don’t care… nobody really cares.”
She went on to add: “I don’t know who he is, I know he’s a football guy, it was never, ever spoken about in my presence.”
Gemma is the eldest child of Ballon d’Or winner and football legend Michael Owen, who famously played for Liverpool FC, the national England team and Real Madrid.
Love Island continues at 9pm on ITV2.