Antigonis mum didnt know about Love Island show stint as she praises star

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Tonia Buxton admitted she didn't even know her daughter Antigoni would be going on Love Island, but says "she will make us proud" in a touching post on Instagram.

The television presenter and celebrity chef took to social media to wish her daughter good luck after the 26-year-old became the latest bombshell to enter the villa during Wednesday's (June 22) instalment of the ITV2 dating show.

Tonia wrote: "I can not believe that my Antigoni is in the Love Island villa, she mentioned she would be sunbathing this week I didn’t think she meant in Mallorca!

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"We are all so excited for you and know you will be amazing! You have always been an island girl, so I know you will fit right in!

"Hoping you all love and support my girl, I know she will make us proud! Tune in to my stories every night where I will be commentating the show, or trying to!"

She was discovered by the boys in the villa laid on a sun lounger, with girls racing to their terrace and gasping at the new arrival.

Jay Younger stopped in his tracks, raising one arm in the air and yelping: "Woah."

Speaking ahead of her time on the show, Antigoni said: "I’ve been single for almost a year and a half and for the whole of the last year my goal has been to have as many different experiences as possible.

"I really just want to say ‘yes’ to things. Why not? It’ll be fun. I’m a Cypriot girl and I love being in the sun. I’ve got nothing to lose!"

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A host of celebrities commented on Tonia's post, with the like of TV and radio broadcaster Kirsty Gallagher saying: "Right behind Antigoni, beautiful girl."

Many other posted to send their best wishes, with one writing: "How exciting for you all, I'm sure she will do you proud."

Another said: "She will be amazing and I know she'll show them what real class look like."

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