Michael Owen responds to ‘heart rate challenge’ on Love Island with funny tweet as daughter Gemma dresses in provocative outfit to set pulses racing on show


Possibly fed up by everyone getting laughs at his expense via memes, Michael Owen owned Twitter on Tuesday night.

The former England, Liverpool and Real Madrid striker’s 19-year-old daughter, Gemma, is currently appearing on ITV reality show Love Island and the heat was turned right up in a recent episode.

Gemma, 19, attempted to get hearts racing in this outfit in a challenge on Love Island

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Gemma, 19, attempted to get hearts racing in this outfit in a challenge on Love Island

Owen, though, seemingly responded to the notorious challenge by posting this on Twitter during the episode

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Owen, though, seemingly responded to the notorious challenge by posting this on Twitter during the episode

On Tuesday, the ‘heart rate challenge’ was back and Gemma, along with the other contestants, were tasked with dressing up in seductive outfits with the aim of raising the pulses of everyone else.

Outside the villa, Gemma is an international dressage rider and her chosen outfit was a nod to this.

And it worked, with her partner, Luca, as well as Jay and ex-boyfriend Jacques all reporting the highest heart rates during her display.

It was just as well, because after her challenge, she told the nation: “If Luca’s heart rate wasn’t raised the most by me I’ll be fuming. As much as it is a game, I’ll be fuming.”

But dad Michael, seemingly responded by posting an emoji of a face covering eyes with hands on Twitter.

The light-hearted tweet got a lot of laughs in response.

While Gemma is yet to address who her dad is, Ikenna Ekwonna, who was voted off the show, said contestants already know.

“We didn’t really know until the second or third day but I don’t think the girls knew the guys knew,” he told spin off show ‘Aftersun’.






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