Love Island 2016: Could Zara Holland be about to return to the villa?

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Could we see Zara Holland make a return to the Love Island 2016 villa?

Last night saw a shock exit as Malin Andersson was booted out of the villa following a public vote.

Zara, who left the show due to an illness in the family, took to Twitter yesterday to say her mum was now better.

"Can’t thank you all enough for your continued support, I am overwhelmed. My mum is much better, thanks you all for asking about her," she wrote.

Zara's message prompted calls from fans for her to return to the villa, with last year's Love Island finalist Jon Clark giving his back.

Jon, who now appears on TOWIE, told The Sun newspaper: "She's a genuine girl bless her and I'd like to see her go back in.

"I think she'd have a really good chance of winning it.

"The most important thing is that her mum is okay but also I am keeping my fingers crossed that she goes back.

A spokesperson for ITV2 previously said that in light of the nature of her departure, they would leave the door open for Zara to return should she wish to, depending on circumstances in the villa.

Zara herself said after she made a tearful exit from the show: "I'm so sad to leave the villa but it's important for me to get home and spend time with my mum while she gets better.

"I've had the time of my life on Love Island and would like to thank all of my fellow Islanders and the production team for all their support."

As for a return, she teased: “I’ve got no immediate plans to go back to Love Island but who knows, expect the unexpected on there is what they said to me.”

For now, Love Island 2016 continues tonight at 9PM on ITV2.

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