What do Faye and Teddy’s parents have to say? (Picture: ITV)
The 2021 series of Love Island has been supplying plenty of drama, as it draws closer to its finale on August 23.
If two new bombshells weren’t enough, a recent confrontation between contestants Faye Winter and Teddy Soares resulted in the show receiving a record-breaking number of OfCom complaints.
The last stretch of the competition should provide plenty more twists and turns, with many fans beginning to wonder if the remaining contestants’ parents will be paying the villa a visit.
But with the ongoing pandemic, can the parents’ reunion episode actually take place this year?
Here is everything you need to know…
Is the ‘meet the parents’ episode happening this year?
While there has been no official confirmation as of yet, many are holding out hope that the parents will become involved, in one way or another.
The episode usually takes place in the week of the grand finale, which is set for Monday, August 23, meaning the parents could be making an entrance sometime next week.
However, as the show is shot in Mallorca – which is currently on the UK’s amber travel list – many have been wondering if the parents will be able to travel out to the villa.
While many have speculated that parents would be feature on the show via Zoom, a source for The Sun shared the rumour that fully vaccinated parents will be able to travel to the villa.
According to the source, ‘the plan is to fly out the families to Spain if they’re double jabbed and happy to travel within the rules. Then there will be a socially distanced meeting – and there will be fireworks.’
Fans have taken to Twitter to express their anticipation for a potential parents episode, with many thinking an intervention from Mum and Dad is just what the contestants need.
Other fans, however, were quick to worry what the parents might think, particularly after some of the contestants got a little hot under the covers.
Either way, whether a ‘meet the parents’ episode happens at all, there’s going to be some explaining to do when the contestants do return home.
Love Island is on ITV 2 at 9pm. Catch up with the series so far on ITV Hub and BritBox.