ENGLAND football hero Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma is in talks to appear on Love Island.
The 19-year-old, who has her own swimwear range, is thought to have got her fiercely protective dad’s blessing to go on the dating show this summer.
A source told The Sun, ahead of the ITV2 hit’s return in June: “Gemma isn’t just beautiful, smart and single, but she has one of the country’s best-loved sports stars as her dad.
“ITV bosses are scrambling to get her signed up for this year’s Love Island.
“However, if talks are successful, it’s likely to be a huge payday for Gemma too.
“Weeks spent lounging about in a bikini is going to give her beachwear line the sort of boost most firms can only dream about and make her a huge star herself.”
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Gemma has represented Britain at dressage but said that after leaving school she “decided to take a different career path”.
She launched OG Beachwear during the first Covid lockdown in 2020 and is regularly seen posing in bikinis and swimsuits on Instagram.
The Love Island hopeful joined her parents at Ladies’ Day at Chester Races last Thursday in a low-cut figure-hugging dress, returning the following day in another glam outfit.
Gemma is the eldest of former Liverpool and Real Madrid star Michael’s four children with childhood sweetheart Louise Bonsall.
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Her dad, now 42, shot to global superstardom in 1998 when he scored a wonder goal for England against Argentina in the World Cup aged just 18.
He also played for Newcastle, Manchester United and Stoke before retiring from football in 2013.
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Now a racehorse breeder and owner, he regularly features as a TV football pundit.
He is also no stranger to reality shows himself — appearing as Doughnuts on The Masked Singer in January.