The former Manchester United and Liverpool striker is tuning into Love Island as well as a lot of other viewers across Britain and Ireland and is watching with a keen interest with his 19 year old daughter on the show. He’s find it hard to watch at times and says “It’s not something any father wants to watch, is it?” Owen told the Daily Mail.
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“Luckily for me, there was no physical contact. Gemma had her back to the guy. There was space between them.
“I thought ‘good girl’. No father wants to see physical contact, do they? I certainly don’t.
“If there is physical contact I think I’ll be throwing something at the screen. I don’t want to see kissing. Do not make me see kissing.”
“I know she’s been used to that sort of thing with me — I’ve had it all my life,” Owen said of the social media reaction towards her.
He added: “To look at my social media feeds you’d think 70 per cent of the world hates me, but it’s different when it’s your daughter.”
Owen said he is not worried about how Gemma will cope mentally with the challenges of being in the public eye on a show as huge as Love Island.
He added: “I hope this isn’t me being naïve or blasé, but I think I know Gemma better than anyone else on the planet and mentally she is rock solid.”