Michael Owen ‘couldn’t watch’ daughter Gemma kiss Luca Bish in Love Island challenges

Dad Michael couldn’t bare to watch the kissing challenges (Picture: Michael Owen/Twitter/ITV/Rex)

couldn’t bear to watch to watch his 19-year-old daughter take part in any saucy challenges, often which included kissing , 23.

Gemma and Luca exited the villa as runners-up to and , and have gone from strength to strength back home – having already been on holiday together, , and even done the almighty food shop.

While has refrained from speaking out too much about his 19-year-old daughter’s involvement on the show, and only mum Louise visited the villa during the highly-anticipated, he’s now revealed that while he did watch some episodes, he couldn’t watch the challenges.

He revealed: ‘She’s pretty sensible and she’s a good kid and I had no worries,’ about Gemma entering the villa, but added: ‘I just didn’t bring myself to watch some of the challenges and things like that.’

He continued to : ‘I don’t like seeing my daughter kiss people, but I probably watched 30 to 40% of the show.’

The pair came second this year (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
Michael was still keeping updated with what his eldest was getting up to in the villa (Picture: Getty)

However, Michael still found ways to keep updated with what Gemma was up to in the villa.

‘On the days that I didn’t watch, I was on the phone to the wife at five past ten asking, “How did she do?”‘ he added.

After the finale wrapped up, on social media, with a picture of them sitting together: ‘She’s done us proud.’

Michael shared a sweet picture after the 2022 final (Picture: themichaelowen)

This isn’t the first time Michael’s admitted he couldn’t bare to watch what Gemma got up to in the villa.

During the saucy heart rate challenge, while Luca may have been left swooning, Michael wasn’t so keen, hilariously sharing an emoji covering its face on Twitter.

Gemma’s dance had the lads swooning but dad Michael Owen found it difficult viewing (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

The news comes after .

While the pair came to blows during their time on the show, they seem to be going from strength to strength outside the Villa. 

During their latest update to newfound fans, the couple revealed they had gone food  together after they both expressed a wish to do this when they arrived home.

In a Tik Tok uploaded by Gemma, the duo can be seen cruising around their local branch of Marks and Spencer, with a load of foodie items going straight in their trolley.

The pair have been enjoying their time together outside the villa (Picture: Jonathan Hordle/Shutterstock)

Meanwhile, on Luca’s account, he described them as having completed a ‘major milestone’ by making the trip together. 

In the clip, Gemma and Luca can be seen having fun in the popular supermarket, picking various snacks to take home with them. 

At one point, the pair even cruise around on a trolley, as they laugh their way through the task. 

Luca can also be seen throwing bags of sweets and chocolate into the trolley, and we’re pretty jealous right now.

Love Island is available to watch on ITV Hub.


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