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Chris Hughes' brother defends his Love Island romance with Olivia Attwood

Chris Hughes won over Love Island fans with his parenting skills as contestants were given electronic babies to look after on Wednesday night's (19Jul17) episode of the ITV2 show.

Chris Hughes' brother has defended his sibling for his often turbulent relationship with Olivia Attwood on Love Island.

The blond farmer has hit headlines over the past six weeks for his romance with Olivia, which has frequently seen the pair at each other's throats during very vocal arguments.

However, Ben Hughes insists the "intense" nature of the Love Island villa is contributing to the stress between the couple.

"I think in such an intense environment, arguments are going to happen, it goes without saying," Ben said in an appearance on Good Morning Britain.

Chris has also been labelled "muggy" by some viewers, who criticised the Gloucestershire native for giving Olivia another chance time and time again. But Ben thinks his brother is well aware of just what he's doing.

"Watching as a brother’s point of view, I know Chris has his head screwed on and he will know the situation," he insisted.

The final of Love Island is fast approaching, and regardless of whether or not Chris and Olivia win the £50,000 grand prize, Ben is looking forward to having his sibling home.

"I genuinely miss my brother. He’s a big character in our household so with him not here there is definitely a hole but I think he’s doing amazingly well and he’s come across really well… just lately," he smiled.

Wednesday's (19Jul17) episode of Love Island saw the contestants tested on their parenting skills when they were given baby dolls to look after with their partners.

Chris and Olivia choose to call their electronic tot Cash, with the agricultural expert finding the whole experience quite emotional.

As he and Olivia chatted about the new addition to their family later, Chris was overcome with tears, and laughed to his bemused girlfriend: "Why am I crying? Why am I crying? It's because I care about the baby! Oh my God, what has got into me?"

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