Danny Dyer will make an appearance on Love Island, new trailer confirms

TV hardman is set to greet his daughter's new beau via Skype

Roisin O'Connor
Saturday 28 July 2018 13:30
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Love Island Sunday preview: Time to meet the parents

Love Island fans will get to see an appearance from TV favourite Danny Dyer after all, although he won’t actually make it to the villa in person.

After weeks of speculation that Dani’s famous father would turn up to make sure her boyfriend Jack was behaving himself, a trailer for Sunday night’s episode has shown he will in fact show his face.

Pen salesman Jack has expressed his love for Dani over the past few episodes, with the pair even agreeing to move in together after the series ends.

While Dyer is currently holidaying in Florida with his wife Jo, the preview clip shows the couple speaking to Dani and Jo via Skype from their hotel room, while other parents arrive at the villa to dish out some advice to their offspring ahead of the live final.

Dyer sets a comical tone for the meeting by bellowing: “Where is he? I'm gonna kill him!” making Jack laugh (nervously), safe in the knowledge that his prospective father-in-law is thousands of miles away.

In fact, Dyer’s wife Jo recently revealed his actual reaction to his daughter’s new romance has been rather emotional.

Jo, who married Danny in 2016, said Dyer often “tears up” watching the pair on the reality dating show, despite being nervous about it at the beginnin​

“I only started to watch it with Big Dan three episodes in,“ Jo told The Sun. “He kept having to go outside for a cigarette, as he was really nervous. But Danny likes the show now. He tears up so much.”

Danny Dyer and his wife Jo speak to Jack and Dani via Skype

“We’ve had to make it light-hearted,” she added. “Big Dan is really emotional. He’s found it so hard being away from Dani. He keeps saying to me, ‘Babe, I’m ready for her to come home now. I miss her.“

The Love Island final is now scheduled to take place on Monday 30 July, with Dani and her partner Jack holding the odds as favourites to take home the £50,000 prize.

Love Island continues nightly, except Saturdays, on ITV2 at 9pm

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