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Susanna Reid emphasizes Love Island’s focus on Gemma Owen

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Susanna Reid joked about it island of love‘s apparent focus on Gemma Owen throughout Good morning Britain on Monday (June 13).

The show was criticized for placing Gemma, daughter of former England footballer Michael Owen, at the center of each episode.

While discussing the introduction of Gemma’s ex-boyfriend Jacques O’Neill on Sunday’s show, Reid quipped, “Is that it? island of love or Gemma Owen Island?”

She added, “She’s been the focus of every story so far.”

Gemma was initially paired with Liam Llewellyn before being stolen by Davide Sanclimenti in the first repair and later traded back after being chosen by Fishmonger Luca Bish in the second repair.

The 19-year-old has yet to reveal who her famous father is, but ITV producers updated Liam on the celebrity connection ahead of his appearance on TV island of love accompanying show After sun on Sunday (June 12).

Liam, who left the island early after saying he hadn’t “been himself”, couldn’t hide his surprise at the news, despite Gemma telling him her last name on the show.

“I can’t believe who that really was,” he said. “That’s crazy. I’m a Newcastle United fan. I actually have one of his tops when he came to the club.”

Liam continued: “That first night we chatted about football and her family. i was so close I can’t believe I didn’t quite nail it.”

In her review of Sunday’s episode, Isobel Lewis wrote for LatestPageNews: “It’s Gemma’s world – the other islanders just live in it.”

Gemma is the youngest competitor to arrive on the island this year and is an international dressage rider for Britain having competed at the 2021 European Championships.

Before her performance, Gemma said so Daily Mail that her famous father wasn’t exactly “buzzing” about her joining the show. However, he told her, “I’m not going to tell you what to do.”

“He is very supportive in whatever I decide to do. He didn’t have a massive tantrum or anything like that. He was pretty cold, trusting me not to do anything that might embarrass him. He took it quite well,” she added.

island of love continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.

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