Michael Owen has reacted to his daughter Gemma’s raunchy dance on Love Island last night, and fans are finding it hilarious.
Last night’s episode of the hit ITV reality show Love Island saw the return of one of the series’ most popular and infamous annual challenges, where the islanders are hooked up to heart monitoring machines and are then tasked with performing raunchy dances for the other competitors to see who’s heart they can raise and who raises their heart the most.
It’s a challenge that’s known for bringing the drama and often becoming the catalyst for a fair few arguments in the villa – and last night was no exception.
As it was the turn of this year’s youngest contestant, 19-year-old international dressage rider Gemma Owen – who is the eldest of four children to Michael Owen – to take on the challenge, the former footballer took to Twitter to share his hilarious reaction.
Gemma was one of the first girls up, and while she danced for all the boys, she mostly focused on raising Luca’s heart rate – who she has been coupled up with for most of her time in the villa – and the two got closer than ever.
After Gemma successfully completed the challenge, her dad shared his embarrassed reaction on social media as he watched on from home.
A man of a few words, or in this case no words at all, Michael simply tweeted a single emoji of a person hiding their face and covering their eyes with their hands.
It has already amassed over 12,000 retweets and more than 60,000 likes.
After the former England international and TV pundit – who notably played for big-name clubs like Liverpool, Manchester United, and Newcastle during his career – shared his reaction to the challenge, hundreds of viewers, fans, and even some famous brands and companies responded in the comments.
One viewer replied to Michael’s tweet: “Watching your daughter strip on prime time TV for a fisherman would have made my heart explode.”
“Wrong night to tune in mate,” another fan commented.
A third responded: “A dad’s nightmare. To be fair you should feel very proud. She’s a very mature 19 year old and can clearly hold her own.”
Specsavers, Boots, O2, and Deliveroo were some of the brands to respond to the viral tweet.
The 42-year-old said he’d never watched the popular ITV show before, but he’s “heard a lot about it” and will tuning in this year, adding: “I think old, grumpy men like me will always have an opinion on it because I don’t watch it and you just hear the snippets, but she assures me that it’s not as bad as I think.
“So, we’ll give it a watch and I hope she enjoys herself.”
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You can now stay at Shrek’s Swamp on Airbnb — yes, really
Are you a Dreamworks fan or perhaps an onion/ogre enthusiast? Well, you can now book to stay at Shrek’s Swamp in a land far, far away… and it’s completely free!
‘What are you doing in my swamp?!’ is something that Shrek may roar at you as you lay your weary head in his humble abode this autumn but now, thanks to Airbnb, you’re actually welcome to stay there.
So, if you’re thinking of treating yourself to a getaway, forget the romantic vistas of Rome, say nay to the breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast and revel in the mud-laden, moss-covered surroundings of Shrek’s very own swamp instead.
For those looking to live out their swampiest childhood fairytale dreams, Airbnb is giving you the opportunity to escape to the Scottish Highlands and embrace your ogre-like tendencies.
Bookings for this special stay open on Friday, 13 October at 6pm and, if you’re lucky, up to three of you will be picked to enjoy a two-night swamp stay at absolutely no cost to yourselves from 27-29 October. A nice pre-Halloween treat.
You’ll need to make sure you have a good rating on Airbnb to stand a chance of being chosen and, if you are, you can expect the following:
To relax in the ambience of ‘earwax candlelight’
Kick your feet up with a parfait (everybody likes a parfait!)
Swap stories around the fire until late in the night
Enjoy a stack of freshly made waffles in the morning
And, of course, enjoy the ultimate privacy of Shrek’s trusted outhouse (you know the one)
The Airbnb website also states: “To honour good childhood memories that last a lifetime, Airbnb will make a one-time donation to HopScotch Children’s Charity, which provides some of Scotland’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children with respite breaks through nurturing and dynamic holiday trips.”
Guests must also note that the shower and toilet facilities are located 20 metres away from the swamp and that those chosen to stay must make their own travel arrangements to and from Scotland.
Might we suggest a fairytale-style horse and carriage shaped like an onion? No reason…
To find out more and to place your booking on 13 October, visit the Shrek Swamp listing on Airbnb.
A radio station playing only Christmas tunes 24/7 is back on air in the UK
It’s that time of year again… a radio station playing only Christmas tunes 24/7 is now back on the airwaves in the UK.
Too early to say the ‘C word’? Never mind, you’ve already clicked on this article.
Autumn may have only just started, and we may still have all the fun of Halloween and Bonfire Night to get stuck into first, but for some people, the festive feels are already in the air – but whether or not you’re in the camp of it being too early to talk about Christmas at this point, it’ll soon be pretty tricky to escape from.
Especially not when a radio station that’s dedicated to playing non-stop Christmas bangers has just relaunched in the UK.
You heard that right – Christmas songs, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
If you’re the type that’s got Mariah blasting in September, and like to start the day with Slade baring out loud, then you should be absolutely made up to hear that Heart Radio has revealed its much-loved festive station, Heart Xmas, is now back up and running.
With just over three months to go until the big day, Heart Xmas has switched-on earlier than ever before this year, and is now live to listen to on DAB digital radio and online via Global Player.
Mariah Carey, Michael Buble, The Pogues, Wham!, Wizzard, Slade, and Shakin Stevens are just some of the artists with those classic Christmas hits you can expect to hear in the run-up to December, as Heart says its dedicated Christmas station promises to bring listeners “the ultimate festive soundtrack at all hours of the day”.
Done denying the festive season’s just round the corner?
If you’re on board and fancy getting into the Christmas spirit, then you can now tune into the Heart Xmas radio on your DAB digital radio, Global Player, or via the Heart website.