Amanda Holden has banned her daughter Lexi, 17, from appearing on Love Island.
The TV personality, 51, stated she doesn’t want the model ‘anywhere near’ the ITV2 dating show, which co-host of Amanda’s Heart FM Breakfast Show described as ‘manipulative’.
The presenter previously admitted that her teen is “obsessed” with the series, but it doesn’t look like Lexi will be following in the footsteps of Michael Owen’s daughter, 19-year-old Gemma, any time soon.
‘No! Absolutely not’: Amanda Holden banned her daughter Lexi, 17, from appearing on Love Island (pictured together last month)
On Tuesday’s show, Amanda discussed with co-hosts Ashley Roberts and Jamie about their kids going into the TV series.
Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley, 41, kicked off the conversation asking: “Would you ever let your kids go on Love Island?”
Amanda and Jamie quickly shut down the idea: “No! Absolutely not.’
Amanda continued, “No way, my daughter turns 18 next year. It’s just another way to be famous, isn’t it? It’s not really about love. It’s just about looking good and just getting involved.
‘It’s just another way to be famous’: The TV personality, 51, stated she wants the model ‘nowhere near’ on the ITV2 dating show
“It’s just great television, but it’s not really for love, so I don’t want my daughter around it.”
Jamie replied, “You don’t go on that show to find love. Do you know what I mean? It’s just manipulative.”
Ashley revealed that the pair aren’t the only celebs who don’t want their kids showing up at the famous villa.
She said, “Gordon Ramsay feels the same way you do. He’s not actually watching it because he has three daughters and isn’t even taking a chance that one day they’ll just appear on the show’.
Amanda said, “No way, my daughter will be 18 next year. It’s just another way to be famous. It’s not really about love. It’s just about looking good and just getting involved’
Last summer, when the series aired, Amanda said her daughter Lexi is “obsessed” with the show and had to stand her ground by telling her “no.”
She said, “So this is becoming a bit of an obsession with my teenage daughter back home now.”
“She has never shown an ounce of interest in Love Island and is now completely over it,” because of the explosive events.
Amanda continued, “Which worries me a little, considering Michael Owen’s daughter is on it, and I’m like ‘you’re never going to get on it, Alexa!’
‘No way’: Jamie replied, ‘You don’t go on that show to find love. You know what I mean, it’s just manipulative’
Co-host Jamie teased, “Oh please, it would be perfect for this show,” while suggesting the model should take part in the future.
Ashley yelled, “Mommy said no,” while Amanda repeated, “Mommy said no!”
“Imagine Lexi up there! Good heavens,’ Ashley repeated.
‘I can imagine and she can’t! Mom said no! She loves me too much, she won’t,’ Amanda hit back.
Amanda has previously revealed that Lexi will complete her education before embarking on her burgeoning modeling career.
Keen: Last summer when the series aired, Amanda said her daughter Lexi is “obsessed” with the show and had to put her foot down by telling her “no”
In March 2022, Amanda announced that her eldest daughter has signed a contract with the Storm modeling agency as she follows in her mother’s footsteps into show business.
She said: “Lexi was approached last year and of course we waited until she was 16 to sign anything. It’s something she actually wants to do, so I’m taking charge from her.
“She’s a very quiet girl, but she knows her own thoughts. She is very smart and wants to continue her studies.
“There is no pressure and we will see what happens. But finishing her education is very much her plan, she will have our support whatever she decides to do.”
Amanda and her producer husband Chris Hughes also have a youngest daughter, Hollie, 11.
Attitude! Amanda previously revealed that Lexi will finish her education first before embarking on her burgeoning modeling career (pictured together last summer)