Love Island fans are outraged following the unwelcome return of the gross drinks challenge. Watch below:
In Monday's episode (20 June) the Islanders must take part in what sounds like a night out from hell by making a cocktail with a stomach-churning twist.
The boys must guzzle a mouthful of ingredients before sliding across a dancefloor where they must transfer the ingredients from their mouths to the girls.
The girls then have to spit the contents into a giant cocktail glass and the first couple to fill it wins.
Viewers have the right to be shocked after Love Island executive producer Mike Spencer said the show would be stepping away from the controversial food challenge, but did not appear to make a comment on drinks.
During a Q&A on Reddit, fans pleaded for the food challenge to come to an end. Spencer teased: “We are stepping away from the food challenges as we know them.”
ITV declined to comment further when contacted by Tyla at the time however it seems producers have swerved their culinary interests from main courses to drinks.
Fans took to social media to complain about the return of the task. One Reddit user shared: "BRUH. HELLO PRODUCERS. WE DON’T WANNA SEE THE BARF SWAPS ANYMORE. NEVER HAVE. NEVER WILL. STOP IT WE BEG. FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY."
Another viewer quipped: "Getting the barf bag ready next to me for today’s challenge".
A third person asked: "What’s with the producers obsession with Saliva sharing challenges?"
A fourth wrote: "No one wants to see that challenge."
While a fifth added: "Excuse me but why are we seeing a food/drink challenge... I thought we left this s**t in 2021."
The 2021 series saw the Islanders take part in the Spit the Roast challenge in which the couples had to transport an entire roast dinner by spitting ingredients into their partner’s open mouths, including veg and gravy.
Even the most dedicated Love Island fans threatened to stop watching after the challenge aired and some even said they would complain to Ofcom.
Back in 2017, the Islanders took part in The Smoothiest Operator challenge which sounds eerily similar to tonight’s challenge. As the title suggests, the contestants had to suck and spit fruit smoothies into one another’s mouths. The couple with the most smoothie in a container were crowned the winners.
@LoveIsland oh jeez, that's a disgusting task with the smoothie 🤢— Amanda Urquhart Brown (@the1magicpanda) June 20, 2017
Chris Hughes and Chloe Crowhurst were announced as the winners, which fans of the show described as ‘disgusting’ and ‘vile’ at the time.
In the years that followed, the food-swapping challenges involved meals rather than drinks.
In 2018 the Islanders had to move a three-course meal plus a drink using their mouths in the Meals on Wheels challenge. The following year, the contestants took part in a fast food-themed task that involved transferring burgers, fries and shakes with their mouths during the Eyes on the Fries challenge. And 2020’s food challenge - Get Trollied - involved the Islanders taking a trip to a specially made supermarket to transfer groceries with, you guessed it, their mouths.
We really hope this is the last ever food or drinks challenge!
Love Island airs at 9:00pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.