Love Island’s Meet The Parents episode date as concerns raised for Gemma Owen

This year's Love Island series has given us all the drama that we were hoping for and more.

Now, as we near the end of the eighth series of the ITV2 dating show, many fans are wondering when the iconic 'Meet The Parents' challenge will happen this year.

In this episode, which often takes place near the end of each series, parents or other family members of the final Islanders enter the villa to meet their partners and get to know them a bit more.

Here's what you need to know about this year's Meet The Parents episode including if one famous parent will be making an appearance…

When is Love Island's Meet The Parents episode this year?

ITV has not revealed the exact date for when the Meet The Parents episode will air. However, these episodes generally take place one or two days before the final episode.

In previous series – both in 2018 and 2019 – the contestants and their romantic interests had a chance to meet the parents one day before the show's final.

If the pattern stays the same this year, then the Meet The Parents episodes will air in the last week of July – either July 31 or a day before that – as the finale is slated to happen around August 1.

The episode will see Islanders share a brief catch-up with their parents or siblings, before introducing them to their partner.

In the final episodes following this, the remaining couples are given one last date on the island, where many ask each other to be their boyfriend or girlfriend.

The pairs will then go to 'prom' in the finale episode, getting all dressed up and writing emotional speeches on how they feel about each other.

Will Michael Owen go to Love Island?

  • Love Island viewers all say same thing as Luca takes his pants off in bed with Gemma

Many have been wondering if Gemma Owen's famous footballer dad Michael Owen will be entering the villa for the Meet The Parents episode – particularly since Gemma's partner on the show, Luca Bish, seems to be a fan of the former England player.

However, in a recent interview with Sky Sports' At The Races, Michael confirmed that he will not be making an appearance on Love Island. His wife Louise will be visiting their daughter instead.

He said: "My wife will do that duty, I'll represent the horses and she’ll represent the daughter. I don't know what I'll get from Box To Box. But I know what I'm going to get from my daughter. I've fathered her for 19 years so I’m pretty sure what I’m going to get from her."

The multi-millionaire former footballer previously revealed that he found it "really hard" to watch Gemma, 19, on the show.

He explained: "From my point of view, it was really hard at the start because she went into isolation for two weeks and there was that not knowing how she was feeling and not knowing anything about it. Obviously, you get your phone taken off you.So it was really difficult as a family to not see her and not knowing how she was."

He added that though he's only watched a few episodes of the show, his daughter seems happy, saying: "She looks like she's happy so, as a father, that's all I can ask for. She's happy."

Source: Read Full Article