Former Love Island star Chris Hughes has wished his 'son' a happy birthday as the baby challenge returned.

Hughes, who appeared on the 2017 and third series of the dating show, shared a throwback picture of him holding baby 'Cash' during his time during the challenge.

The ITV hit dating show brought back the popular segment on Wednesday's programme and fans can't stop talking about it. 

Whether they love or loathe it, viewers have been sharing the baby challenge's hall of fame moments - with Chris Hughes's relationship with Cash getting a special mention. 

Chris Hughes sends baby Cash birthday wishes during Love Island baby challenge

Hughes shot to fame after Cash's unique name and crying over his intense feelings for the doll.

The 29-year-old presenter posted on Twitter during Wednesday's episode: "Happy 5th Birthday son x"

Fans have flooded the media personality's comments with well wishes for the former islander and his family.

One user wrote:" Only baby who's name I remember, will go down in love island history."

Another added:" 5 already, wow they grow up so quick. hope you and the family are well x."

Referring to his now-ended villa relationship with Olivia Atwood,a third:"Who has custody of little cash?

Another viewer chimed in: "Happy birthday cash hughes xoxoxox".

When is the Love Island final 2022?

The Love Island final will take place on Monday, August 1 after eight exciting weeks in the villa.

The final will see the competition reach an end with the remaining couples finding out which of them will be named the winner and who will receive the £50,000 prize.

How many couples are in the Love Island final?

In previous years, there have been four couples in the Love Island final with the public voting for their favourite romance, before the final pairing is crowned the winner.

The winning couple's relationship is then put to the test, as they each select one of two envelopes – one of which grants the holder the full prize fund.

So far no one has decided to keep the money all to themselves, but maybe this is the year that will change.

Is the Love Island final a longer episode?

Yes, the Love Island final - like in previous seasons - will be longer than the standard episode. 

Monday's final will air from 9 pm until 10.35 on ITV 2 and ITV Hub.

Current Love Island couples 

These are the current couples in the villa:

  • Gemma Owen and Luca Bish
  • Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope
  • Paige Thorne and Adam Collard
  • Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti
  • Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page

The Northern Echo: (left to right) Andrew, Tasha, Paige and Adam. Love Island continues on Sunday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox (ITV)(left to right) Andrew, Tasha, Paige and Adam. Love Island continues on Sunday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox (ITV)

Love Island 2022 cast: Meet the Islanders

Here are the islanders currently in the villa, including the four new bombshells:

Get to know the islanders and check out their social media ahead of the new show in our explainer here.

Love Island continues on Thursday at 9 pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.