Mary Bedford couldn’t resist giving Jane McDonald a shout out (Pictures: Rex)
The islander, who was dumped from the villa with Aaron Simpson earlier this week, was chatting away about her hometown of Wakefield.
Asked if there are any famous people from Wakefield, Mary told him: ‘You probably won’t know her…Jane McDonald?’
With Aaron confirming he doesn’t know Jane (please educate him immediately, Mary), she revealed the star dated her dad.
To add to the moment, voiceover star Iain Stirling referenced the girls’ euphemisms for having sex on the show, joking: ‘I wonder if Mary’s dad and Jane McDonald graduated’.
Some fans couldn’t believe the pair brushed past the moment, with one writing: ‘“i wonder if mary’s dad and jane mcdonald graduated” IAIN ENOUGH.’
‘The whole Leeds/Wakefield argument drives me nuts – you live in one or the other… Howling at Mary’s shoutout to Jane McDonald,’ another said.
‘They waited until now to reveal that Jane McDonald went out with Marys’ dad?!’ another said, while one more added: ‘Jane McDonald used to go out with Mary’s dad??? What????’
For the uninitiated, including Aaron clearly, Jane began her career as a singer, hitting number one with her album Jane McDonald.
Aaron wasn’t too familiar with Jane (Picture: Getty Images)
She later focused on her career as a presenter, joining the Loose Women panel and beginning her show Cruising With Jane McDonald.
Mary and Aaron were dumped from the villa earlier this week after receiving the fewest votes from the public.
However, the pair were upbeat and excited to start their journey outside the villa.
Mary said of her romance with Aaron: ‘It’s still proper early days for us.
‘Even though it’s only been 10 days it feels like we’ve been seeing each other for months. We said we’re definitely going to give it a go on the outside. Obviously everything changes when you get out so we said we’re just going to cross each bridge as it comes to it. We’re definitely going to see each other on the outside.’
Love Island returns tomorrow at 9pm on ITV2.