When is the ‘baby challenge’ on Love Island 2022? As Laura Whitmore teases its return

The islanders are set for a surprise delivery as the baby challenge returns

Laura Whitmore arriving on Love Island 2022 on a blue and purple background
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While Casa Amor is seen as the ‘ultimate test’—the real trial, that will make or break our Love Island 2022 couples, comes in the shape of a plastic baby. Five to be exact and according to Laura Whitmore, they’ll be arriving in the villa in a matter of hours because yes—the 'baby challenge' on Love Island is finally making a comeback.

Who would have thought that 20-something year-olds cooing over a crying plastic toy would make such entertaining telly? But year on year, the baby challenge never fails to provide us with some truly hilarious and memorable moments.  Like when Chris Hughes started crying over his connection with baby ‘Cash,’ or when Josh Denzel accidentally pulled his baby’s leg off…

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The challenge either brings the couples together or sparks some major friction, especially when all it does is cry—the babies, not the islanders. 

However, with the season now in its last week and the Love Island 2022 final looming, some fans feared the challenge would not be making a comeback—but thankfully Love Island Aftersun host, Laura Whitmore has set the record straight.

When is the baby Challenge on Love Island 2022?

During her interview with ex-islander and famously good plastic baby dad, Chris Hughes, Laura exclusively revealed that the challenge was returning in the last few days on the series. 

She said: “The last week, it's a big one. I can exclusively reveal that the baby challenge is back.”

Now Love Island has confirmed that the baby challenge is indeed back and happening TONIGHT (Wednesday 27th) with a teaser video of the villa and a baby emoji, with a caption that says: "Get ready for some new(born) arrivals tonight…"

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Get ready to see our islanders awaken to quite the surprise, as some very temperamental babies join our lineup.

We can't wait to see Davide and Ekin-Su become parents!

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Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.