Former footballer Michael Owen and Love Island’s Gemma Owen star in Amazon UK’s new advert

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The former footballer is no longer the “big deal” in the house, after Gemma had a successful Love Island stint

Michael Owen and his daughter Gemma Owen are the faces of Amazon UK’s latest advertisement.

The former professional footballer is no longer the “big deal” in his family home, after his daughter had a successful stint on Love Island.

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Dressage rider Gemma, 19, came runner up on the most recent series of the ITV reality show alongside boyfriend Luca Bish, 23.

Newcastle United's new signing Michael Owen carries his daughter, Gemma, as he is introduced to the fans at St James' Park on August 31, 2005 in Newcastle, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)Newcastle United's new signing Michael Owen carries his daughter, Gemma, as he is introduced to the fans at St James' Park on August 31, 2005 in Newcastle, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Newcastle United's new signing Michael Owen carries his daughter, Gemma, as he is introduced to the fans at St James' Park on August 31, 2005 in Newcastle, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) | Getty Images

The advert shows Michael slightly rearranging his two Golden Boot Awards, before going to answer a ring at the door.

As he opens the door, an Amazon delivery woman, who just pulled up in a van, says: “I’ve got a package for the boss, the big deal of the house.”

Of course, the former England striker goes to grab the two Amazon parcels, thanking the women.

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However, Gemma interrupts and says “Is that for me?”, taking the parcels from the delivery driver.

Gemma is a brand ambassador for PLT. Gemma is a brand ambassador for PLT.
Gemma is a brand ambassador for PLT. | @gemowen_1 on Instagram

As Michael looks in confusion, the delivery driver says: “Well she is a big deal.”

The advertisement is promoting “two days of epic deals” from Amazon Prime members.

An added clip shows Michael candidly speaking to the delivery driver on set, he says: “I mean I’ve been in the industry for 25 years, she’s only been in it two months. I mean, I’m clearly the big deal.”

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Gemma shared the short advertisement to her Instagram, telling her 2.1 million followers: “Our acting skills definitely aren’t a big deal.”

Michael also shared the video, admitting to his 459K followers: “I guess I’m no longer the big deal of the house?”

Football coach Dietmar Hamann, cricketer Eoin Morgan, footballer Tom Crawford and former footballers Steve McManaman and Shay Given were among those sports personalities to comment.

Amazon UK also commented on the social media post, making reference to a football award Michael had won.

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They wrote: “You will always be a big deal to us, Michael. #ballondor”.

Ballon d’Or is an annual football award, judged by a panel of sports journalists.

Michael Owen looks on prior to the Premier League match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on March 10, 2022 in Leeds, England.  (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Michael Owen looks on prior to the Premier League match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on March 10, 2022 in Leeds, England.  (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Michael Owen looks on prior to the Premier League match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on March 10, 2022 in Leeds, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Michael won the award for the best footballer in Europe in 2001, whilst playing for Liverpool.

The former striker also won two Golden Boot Awards, which are spotted at the start of the advert.

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The first he won in the 1997-1998 season, and the second in the 1998-1999 season - both whilst playing for Liverpool.

Michael played for Liverpool between 1996 and 2004, before spending a season with Spanish team Real Madrid.

He later returned to England, where he played for Newcastle United between 2005 and 2009, Manchester United between 2009 and 2012, and Stoke City between 2012 and 2013.

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