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28 July 2022, 16:49
Love Island fans are desperate for the meet the parents episode, especially if it involves Gemma Owen's dad Michael Owen.
Love Island series 8 is coming to an end and viewers have already settled on the couples they're rooting for, whether that's Gemma Owen and Luca Bish, or Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti - the Love Island final is set to be VERY close.
And with just days to go, fans of the ITV2 show are awaiting the all-important episode when the islanders' parents come into the villa, especially if Gemma's famous football legend dad Michael Owen will be among them.
Every year as the islanders reach the end of the series, their parents and siblings surprise them with a visit in what makes hilarious viewing for those of us watching back home.
But when will the parents be heading into the villa this year? Here's what we know about the meet the parents episode...
It's usually toward the end of the series that islanders' parents join them in the villa, typically in the penultimate episode before the final so this could be 31 July, or even the episode before.
The timing gives the islanders plenty of time to have made a strong connection with their flame by this point, proving they're serious about who they're coupled-up with.
Across one episode of Love Island, we'll see the remaining islanders surprised with a visit by their parents and brothers and sisters, giving them a chance to have a brief catch-up before introducing them to their romantic interest.
In the final episodes which follow, the remaining couples get to have one last date on the island, with many using the opportunity to ask each other to become boyfriend and girlfriend.
The final will then see the loved-up pairs go to 'prom', getting dressed up in gowns and tuxedos and writing speeches to one another about how they feel – a scene which can get very emotional.
It's thought this year's final will take place on 1 August.