LOVE ISLAND has reportedly received over 250 complaints from viewers who were shocked by the age gap in Gemma Owen's previous romances.

19-year-old Gemma, who has proven to be one of the stars of the ITV show so far, is the daughter of former Liverpool and England footballer Michael Owen.

But, many media outlets are reporting that last night's Love Island episode left viewers stunned as they heard about the age gap between Gemma and one of her former flames who is also in the villa.

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On episode two, Gemma paired with Italian entrepreneur Davide Sanclimenti, who is 27 years old and their kiss in one of the challenges reportedly led to 167 people complaints being made to TV watchdog Ofcom.

A further 97 complaints are said to have been made since then, but Ofcom have reportedly confirmed that they will not be investigating the concerns raised.

Days later, Gemma's ex-boyfriend - rugby player Jacques O'Neill, who is 23 years old, entered the villa.

A review of their relationship timeline led viewers to conclude that Gemma would have been just 16 years old when the pair first dated, with Jacques meanwhile being 20.

Many of those who watch the show have taken to social media to vent their disgust and ager over the age gaps on display.

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PIC: Gemma Owen and her dad Michael.

Gemma herself is an international dressage rider and entrepreneur, who launched her own range of swimwear earlier this year.

Another one of her former partners - ex-Wrexham AFC defender Cameron Green - has also been rumoured to be joining this year's Love Island cast at the villa.

Her dad Michael is, of course, a famous footballer who turned out for the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and England during his playing days.

Michael was born in Chester, attended Hawarden High School, and was selected for the Deeside Area Primary School's Under-11 team aged eight.

He also owns Manor House Stables, set in 160 acres in Malpas. The stables were converted from a cattle barn by Michael and his wife Louise, before commencing business in 2007 as a training yard with 30 horses.