It turns out Gemma Owen isn’t the only Love Island contestant with an international sports star for a dad, turns out Liam Llewelyn does too.
Gemma may now be coupled-up with hot new Italian Davide Sanclimenti, but it turns out she and Liam may have had more in common than she thought, their dads.
Everyone knows Gemma is the daughter of international footballer and Liverpool legend Michael Owen, but what people are only realising is Liam is the son of former Welsh rugby international David ‘Dai’ Llewelyn.
The news really came to light when Dai spoke to Wales Online to say how proud he is of his son and reveal Liam didn’t even apply for the villa.
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He told the publication: ‘It brings a lot of emotions out in you as his father. I’m missing him for one. But I’m very proud of him. I didn’t realise how big this was until this week. It’s big in America, Canada and all around the world.
‘When he first rung me up, he said he needed to speak to me. I asked if everything was okay and he said the Love Island crew had contacted him – he hadn’t even applied – about an interview. He went down to London a couple of times and obviously must have nailed it because now he’s on the show.’
Dai has thrown all his support behind his son, not only with a string of tweets but also by changing his Twitter picture to his son’s Love Island pic.
Left vulnerable in the villa
The 22-year-old graduate was originally coupled up with the 19-year-old dressage rider, but that all changed when Davide walked in and the 27-year-old picked Gemma to couple up with. This left Liam vulnerable.
Liam revealed how he felt after the recoupling saying: ‘I was a bit gutted. It’s a punch in the stomach type feeling. You never want that.’
However, all isn’t lost for the graduate as the public chose him to go on dates with the two newcomers to the Villa, Afia Tonkmor and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu.
But, you never know, Gemma may finally reveal her famous family and perhaps she and Liam will be able to bond of their dads?