Parents secretly keep tabs on their teenage offspring's summer holidays. As the teenagers hit Magaluf, Rhys and his friends attempt to charm the ladies.
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DANCE MUSIC POUNDS
The first-ever summer holiday with your mates.
A rite of passage for every teenager -
..temptation and excess,
all away from Mum and Dad.
Absolutely wasted! SHE LAUGHS
If my dad saw me dressed like this,
I would not have a roof over my head.
But what they couldn't possibly have guessed
is that their parents are coming, too,
to make sure their kids can stand on their own two feet.
My God! I can't believe I'm seeing this, actually.
It will be an eye-opening experience.
Look at the state of your daughter.
But will it bring them closer together...
We're proud to have such a nice child.
You're a credit to our family.
..or drive them further apart?
She's in for a bollocking, dressed like that.
Seriously in for a bollocking.
Coming up, it's sun, sea and outrageous behaviour in Magaluf,
as two very different groups go on their first holiday
-without their parents.
I would never do that in my life!
18-year-old lad Rhys lets it all hang out,
hits the bars,
and attempts to charm the ladies.
Can he prove to his mum he's a grown-up...
on his first-ever lads' holiday?
He's got a good head on his shoulders,
A-level student Kiran gets into the holiday spirit...
Come on. Down as much as you can.
..and flipping out in the bars of Magaluf.
If Kiran does something we don't approve of,
I will be very disappointed.
Kiran and Rhys have no idea their parents will be watching their every move.
-CAR HORN BEEPS
That's my son.
They'll see things they never expected to see.
'Oh, my God... Oh, my God!'
How will Rhys and Kiran react when their parents gate-crash their party
at the end of the week?
Look at me! I've seen things this week, Rhys,
that no mother should ever see.
In Corby, Northamptonshire,
Royal Marine-trained fitness fanatic Rhys
is being given strict rules for his holiday from doting mum Vicky.
Don't drink too much. Don't get so drunk you don't know where you are.
Definitely no genitals. I don't want any bum shots, either.
You're not going to do anything like that, are you? You'll be a good boy.
The eldest of two boys, Rhys's parents are separated.
He moved in with his dad ten months ago.
Now, when Rhys visits his mum, he knows how to get his own way.
He gives me the little doe-eyes, and always gets what he wants.
She looks after me. She cooks me dinner. She gives me money.
My mum will probably miss me quite a bit,
because she rings me every day, and has a go at me if I don't come and see her.
I want him to have a great time, as long as he looks after himself
and obviously doesn't get too drunk.
Going on holiday with Rhys are three of his closest mates -
-See the size of his tops?
-and peacemaker of the group, Jordan.
-He's a wannabe.
Rhys has a girlfriend of six months, Amy.
This lads' holiday will be a test of their relationship.
I think I know what he's going to get up to!
It's the day of the boys' holiday, and time to say goodbye.
-Make sure you ring me when you get there.
The lads have no idea that tomorrow Vicky will be flying out to Magaluf
to watch their every move.
"See you in ten days"... I don't think so!
I can't wait to see what he gets up to,
and I can't wait to see his "busted" face,
because I haven't seen his "busted" face for a long, long time.
In West London, 18-year-old student and gymnast Kiran
is also preparing for her first parent-free holiday.
You know how I feel about drugs...
-I'm not taking drugs.
-..sex and rock and roll.
No. I'll be sensible.
Originally from Singapore, Kiran's parents have traditional views
on what they expect from their daughter.
I've always wanted her to respect the elders.
I think we've brought her up right, and there's certain expectations.
But she's not always so good.
I've got so drunk that I've come home and had to sleep in the bathroom,
and throwing up, but my parents never saw me.
Hoping to study sport science next year,
Kiran will spend her gap year travelling,
and this holiday will give her parents the opportunity
to see if she can cope away from home.
I always feel that, because she's young, she's vulnerable.
I don't think they've quite realised, like, how old 18 is.
If Kiran does something that we don't approve of,
I think I will be very disappointed.
Both groups are going to the holiday island of Mallorca,
home to the party town, Magaluf,
known to young Brits as Shagaluf.
DANCE MUSIC POUNDS
Magaluf is all about excess, clubbing nights, cheap booze,
and all the sex you can get.
It's quarter to three in the morning,
and Rhys and the lads have just landed.
Oh, wicked! A double bed!
It might be the early hours, but the lads are determined to make the most of their first night.
It's quarter past three in the morning,
and we've got no time to get showered or nothing.
Just doing a bit of waxing, then straight out.
Before they hit the bars, time for a quick dinner.
I need to get some chips. Chips, please.
Sensing the lads are new in town,
a fellow reveller has some holiday advice.
-What's the matter with you?
-I'm getting some chips.
Mate, I'm not being funny. Get a drink! What's the time? Where you from, boys?
-Where you from? Corby?
Boys, what you need to do is step out of the plane and go mental!
Let's f... roll! Oh!
I'm sure we'll be like that soon.
GIRLS SCREAM Party! Party!
And it's not long before they all heed the advice.
The kind of character that Rhys is,
he's bubbly and charming,
and considerate and loving,
Everything that an 18-year-old lad should be, really.
He makes me laugh, though. We have, like, good laughs together.
-Take it again.
But not sure girlfriend Amy would see the funny side tonight.
He's getting his first knock-back off Magaluf!
What a shame for him!
She's one of us, ain't she? She's one of us!
The family holidays that Rhys is used to are structured holidays
with his parents telling him what he can do and can't do,
and when he's got to eat. I wouldn't let him drink on holidays or anything like that.
That was the America holiday. I mean, he was 12 there,
so... That's got to be my favourite holiday.
He's well behaved when he's here when he's out,
so I think he's going to be all right. I think.
Shall we do it naked?
Me and Rhys are the best messers in the whole wide world.
BOY SINGS TUNE
Oh! Oh, boys! Go, go again.
Listen, this is not what Magaluf is like.
We are actually normal people, and we live here.
We've been here for two hours, and this is what it's like.
He's a pure dickhead.
I'm not going home just yet.
Having broken most of his mum's rules,
-Rhys ends the night...
-CAR HORN BEEPS
..in the gutter.
I think I've lost a few euros.
In West London, Kiran and her three friends are just setting off.
-You look so glamorous!
-With best mate Gabriela...
Gabriela's quite frantic, and really loud.
-Nice eyebrows, Kiran.
-Nice face, Gabriela!
-I'm quite looking forward to it.
Andy's really laid-back.
I'm hoping we'll get some nice weather.
-Are we going soon?
-..and man of few words, Jez.
Jez is more of the quiet one, as in he won't say much.
-Like, five minutes.
And I've been described as the slave driver.
It's going to be me and Gabriela leading the troop,
Andy and Jez just behind.
You're so bad! You're, like, the bossiest person in the world.
I'm not that bad.
-You be good!
-I'll miss you.
-Girls, what did I say?
-No sex, drugs or rock 'n' roll.
-No sex, drugs or rock 'n' roll.
In Corby, Vicky and boyfriend Pete
are getting ready to secretly follow Rhys to Magaluf.
'Vicky thinks they're all going to be like angels.'
-Be in bed by ten.
-Just face it.
HE LAUGHS Yeah, with a different girl.
Meanwhile, Mummy's boy Rhys is hung over
and contemplating ringing home.
What if she asks you about tonight? Will you say how many birds you got with?
You can say something along them lines.
No, she won't. Hopefully not, anyway.
-Hiya, son. You all right?
Yeah, I'm good.
You sound a bit croaky. Did you go out last night?
Yeah, we went out. We just had a few drinks, though. Didn't get smashed.
"What time did you get in this morning?"
-Half six, seven.
-Half six, seven.
Really? So you had four hours of drinking and you didn't get smashed?
-Just spaced it out.
-I'll let you go now, all right?
-See you in ten days.
-OK, see you in ten days.
-See you later.
-Love you, too.
-"See you in ten days"!
You do realise you said you love your mum about ten times.
Yeah. I do love my mum. Do you love your mum?
Might be the temptation of the girls. Not doing very well, are you?
You want straighteners? Hairdryer?
"I love you, Mum."
I can't believe I just blatantly lied to him then. "I'll see you in ten days."
No, I'll be seeing you tomorrow!
Kiran's just arrived, and is excited about her new-found freedom.
Oh, my God, it's so hot!
They don't know what it's like when they're not around, hopefully.
When your parents are there, you're a bit held back.
-You can't do it to yours.
Seeing her in her true colours will be different,
and that will be exciting.
It will be nice to see what she gets up to.
I think my mum's going to be a bit shocked.
The lads kick off their second night in true Magaluf style...
The more clothes that you take off,
the louder the crowd are going to scream for you.
..risque drinking games in a bar.
And there's no holding back single lad Miles.
As Jordan has a girl back home, he's avoiding temptation.
If I cheated, that guilt would stay with me. I just wouldn't do it.
But laid-back ladies' man Rhys has his own interpretation of being faithful.
LAUGHTER AND SHOUTING
THEY SHOUT AND LAUGH
It's Kiran and her mates' first night, and they're hitting the strip.
But Magaluf's ample charms don't impress her.
But excitable Gabriela just wants to have fun.
We may go to Banana Disco.
I don't know whether it's called Banana but it may be called Banana.
Don't you want to... No, we're not going to Banana.
Settling for a cocktail bar, the girls get stuck in.
I may get a little bit drunk.
A little bit drunk is fine. Too much is too bad, but a little is fine.
POP MUSIC PLAYS
How many people are going home round here?
Let's get you home, girl!
She's posh! Too posh! Too posh!
Ignore them! Move away! Move away!
-She's just a bit tipsy.
-Yeah, just a bit!
No, but I think... Got to say to her, she's, like, drunk,
but she doesn't realise she's drunk. THEY SING AND CHATTER
She'll regret it in the morning, so I just want to...help her out, almost.
She's a good girl, but I don't think she knew her limit tonight.
Being tipsy is the least of the Corby boys' worries.
Rhys has gone AWOL, and there's speculation on his whereabouts.
Rhys tried to chat up some bird.
-There he is there!
-Oh, there he is over there.
Upset that he might have broken his promise with Amy,
the lads confront Rhys.
You've been busted three times tonight,
getting into different beds three times or something.
Stop! Calm down.
-Yeah! You said you'd be calm. Stop.
-I was calm.
You weren't! You went over and went punch on the head!
He don't deserve a chip in the head!
I lost my phone. They were just helping me find it.
Sorted. We went for a drink.
Well, it's bollocks. I know when you're lying
because you have that little smirk. You have that little fucking smirk when you lie.
-I'm not being funny. You're being a dick.
-I'm not your boyfriend.
The kids might be thinking their hangovers are bad enough,
but what they don't realise is, their parents have just landed.
-Juliana, I'm Pete.
-What are we doing here?
-Nice to meet you.
-Vicky, Pete. Yeah.
-Joe? Ju! Oh, Ju, Jik.
Meanwhile, the boys are making up over breakfast.
Boys, I'm sorry for leaving you yesterday.
I'm glad that everything worked out in the end.
His friends may have forgiven him,
but his antics will certainly not be forgotten.
Soon the parents will be able to see everything their kids get up to.
I don't know how I'll react. I've never seen him drunk?
-No. Never seen him drunk.
They did say that they were going to go jet-skiing
-and do stuff like that, you know.
-In between church.
It'll be interesting to compare and contrast,
because they've got a boy. We've got a girl come here.
It's going to be slightly different, what they experience
to what we experience.
The parents are still blissfully unaware,
but they are about to be confronted with footage
of what their kids have been getting up to.
"Lap dance, please!" Fuck off!
No. I'm banning you from that. Mother Hen is banning you.
Mother Slave Driver is banning you from any strip clubs.
Is she telling him that he wasn't going to drink any more?
No. The boys wanted to go to a strip club.
-Mother Hen said no.
But that's very typical of her.
She's very bossy, so she likes to tell the group what to do
and what they can't do.
Now it's Vicky and Pete's turn to see Rhys in all his glory.
I told him not to get any genitals out. Put it away, Jordan.
He'd better not.
Oh, my God, what's he doing? Oh, my God, is that my son?
-Is that my son?
-I told him, no genitals!
-Oh, my God!
-Who is that?
That's my son.
-He's in the middle of the road.
-That's the alcohol. That's not him.
-I don't like seeing him like that.
-I'm not used to seeing him like that.
-Out of control.
I'm not going home just yet.
-CAR HORN BEEPS
Jesus! Where's the rest of them?
They'd bloody pick him up off the bloody floor.
He nearly got squashed then.
I think I lost a few euros.
He's lost a few euros? He's probably lost millions of brain cells, as well.
I don't like that. It's not nice seeing your kids in that state.
It's not nice seeing anybody in that state at all,
but not your children. It's awful.
Oh, I don't want to do this on camera!
I can quite imagine how she's feeling,
-That's not what you want to see.
..how your child behave at all. Definitely.
That was quite disturbing.
That was shocking to me, but if that's the way he's going to behave
over the next, like, week, then...
..at least I'm more prepared for it now.
I'm just not very happy at the minute.
Day three of the Corby lads' holiday,
and they're opting for a change of pace with some go-karting.
What they don't realise is Vicky and Pete will be secretly watching them
from very close quarters.
There's my boy!
They're staked out behind a two-way mirror in the manager's office.
Oh, it's weird, him being, like, there.
I want to go out and give him what-for.
Vicky's hoping there's no more shocks in store.
I've been dared to go in there with my mankini on,
so I think I'm going to do it.
What's he putting on? Oh, my God! Oh, no! Look!
He's racing in a mankini.
Oh, Stewart! Bless him!
Ooh, it could get a bit close there.
Ow! Glass cut!
To show they're not always in bars,
Rhys gives Mum a call from the go-kart track.
-Hiya. You all right?
-Oh, hiya, son! How you doing?
-I'm good. How are you?
-Good. I'm fine.
What you been up to?
Er, just drinking, really. Getting pissed.
Is it hot where you are?
Yeah. What about you?
It's quite warm where we are at the moment, yeah.
-Are you behaving yourself?
-Yeah, of course I am.
Just chilling out by the pool and just, um, exploring the culture.
What are you going to do on your wicked holiday?
I don't know. Maybe me and Pete will just have a few cocktails,
watch a bit of telly.
Cool. Anyway, I'm going to go and get a drink cos I'm hot.
Behave yourself, won't you? Don't be naughty or anything.
Bye. Love you.
Bye. You, too.
U2? U2? That's a band.
No. Love you.
He's put the phone down on me.
I told you I love you yesterday, all right?
Don't give me...
That's like normal Rhys. That's the son that we're used to at home.
Its been a much nicer time today, to see him having loads of fun.
It's been a fun day today.
-It's what she needed after...
-The shock of last night. Yeah.
Whilst Vicky's nerves have been steadied,
Kiran's parents take the opportunity to go sightseeing in Palma.
It's a world away from the nightlife of Magaluf.
Looking at the footage last night,
we can see that they are a lot of young adults,
really not knowing their limits.
And it's something that we were warning Kiran not to get into.
We both grew up in quite a strict family,
and so we put that upon our children.
We do sort of lay the law down,
um, and, er, I mean, she respects that.
She complains about it, but she respects it.
But temptation for Kiran might be a bit closer to home.
She's been spending a lot of time with Andy.
I think it's quite obvious.
You having fun?
It's all right, but you don't have to do that much.
I'm just going to have to say it, aren't I?
She's going to kill me.
Kiran and Andy...
Have you ever had a soft spot for Kiran?
Oh, um... No.
Oh, yeah. No. I'm going to say no for now.
I might let you re-ask that question at a later date,
-but, yeah, no for now.
-That means yes, then, doesn't it?
No! Er, no. Yeah, maybe. I don't know.
I said just put it on!
Nothing's happened, but I think they like each other.
She is actually going to slaughter me now.
DANCE MUSIC POUNDS
It's 9:00 PM, and the strip is buzzing.
Kiran and her friends are heading to Alex's bar,
which is notorious for its sexy drinking games.
But, unknown to her, Kiran's parents will be watching her every move.
Kiran's just behind us over there.
The parents will be secretly watching on a portable monitor,
just feet from the bar.
I'm going to spy on her.
I am a bit nervous, because the second day,
maybe she gets a bit more brave.
"The last one to get into position is out!"
So I don't know whether she'll, like, push a little bit further, so I'm a little bit nervous.
Revellers are encouraged to act out a full repertoire of sexual positions.
DJ CHATTERS, INDISTINCT
Are you listening to what the compere is saying?
-He's talking about sexual positions.
-I don't like this, Jik!
-Oh, my God!
Oh, that's disgusting!
Oh, my God, I hope Kiran doesn't do that.
Kiran doesn't look very comfortable, does she?
"The next position is the 69."
-Oh, my God!
-Oh, my God!
-Oh, this is disgusting!
Oh, sugar pie!
Oh, she's looking away, which is good.
I don't like the way the pub is trying to promote the sex scene,
the alcohol, but - you know, the whole thing!
I just don't like that scene.
The parents continue to watch
as Andy has a drink with Kiran outside.
No! Please, Andy!
-Come on, Kiran.
-Come on. Don't do it.
Don't do that.
She's being silly now.
So tempted to walk out there, slap Andy in the face
and tell him to stop encouraging Kiran to drink.
Having seen enough, the parents decide to call it a night.
I'm a bit worried now, because it's only their first stop,
and they've got another few more hours to go.
And I think they are quite merry,
so I'm just worried that they might do something stupid.
After a few drinks, Rhys thinks he's a rock star.
Fortunately there's no television in the room.
-Rhys, you fucking dickhead!
-What did you just chuck?
-He just threw a chair over the side.
-A chair? The only -
Bet somebody outside hates me!
Fuck's sake! Rhys has got to go to reception because of that.
The final thing was, he chucked the chair over the balcony,
because when he drinks, he don't know, like...
When I drink, I'm normal. When he drinks, he's an idiot.
Hola. We don't want any trouble, now.
-Is it broken?
-Can I pay that tomorrow morning?
-Yeah, tomorrow morning.
Having already been drinking for a few hours,
Rhys and the lads hit the town.
DANCE MUSIC POUNDS
As Rhys promised he won't kiss any girls,
he finds other options.
And he might have agreed no nudity with his mum,
but that soon gets forgotten.
-THEY SHOUT AND LAUGH
The boys might be embracing the Magaluf spirit,
but Kiran and Gabriela aren't quite so enamoured.
HE SINGS WORDLESS SONG
The first bar we went into, when that girl stripped off
in front of everybody else, that really disgusted me
to quite an extreme.
Yeah, he got a tattoo with my name! Show 'em.
That's me! That's me! I'm not even 24 hours.
Oh, my... I would never do that in my life!
Me and Gabriela feel like we're a lot different,
but I think it's also the fact that we can socialise with guys
without feeling the need to just have sex with them.
We're from Essex, and none of my mates have slept with any boys out here.
You get the northerners and that, they sleep with people,
-and they give girls a bad name, but...
-I'm glad you guys think that,
because I thought I was being a downer, like, a little idiot
-who's just, "No girls are like that."
-We're not like that.
-We're going home.
-I'm so glad other people are like that, though.
You clearly are having fun, and you don't feel the need to -
If you look around you, you will see plenty of slags.
Rhys might have a girlfriend,
but Miles is young, free and looking for romance.
There we go. There we go.
SHE SHOUTS I blame her. I blame her.
Whilst Miles gets better acquainted with his fellow reveller,
Rhys has also made a new friend. He's bumped into Kiran.
We're all happy. We're all quite merry.
Not too drunk, though. None of us have been sick or anything.
Um, they're a lot more wild than we are.
We seem to be having a lot more...
I don't know. They seem to be a lot more carefree than us,
and I find it a bit odd.
Really cool people. You're the shit people.
You're the best.
-# We are the Corbys!
-# We are the Corbys!
# We're really happy
# On Giro day #
I don't think... If this wasn't our only mutual connection,
I don't think we'd be friends.
They're nice guys, I don't doubt it,
but they're not the types of people we'd go out and socialise with.
I care about what my parents think. Oh! Hello!
-This is the posh girl.
-I am not a posh girl,
and you don't need to hump me, either.
I wasn't humping you. I was cuddling you.
'Rhys is a really nice guy.'
He just seems like a typical lad,
and if that works for him, it works for him.
Maybe I should put my trousers on.
Well, if Kiran's not interested,
at least there's no shortage of other female admirers.
But Rhys insists he's been faithful.
-I didn't come over to them.
I didn't do nothing. They grabbed my cock.
Amy, I didn't do nothing.
I can look, I can chat.
That's all I can do.
Concerned by the revelations so far, the parents are bracing themselves
for their children's latest exploits.
-Are you looking forward to this?
-It can't be any worse than the other night.
-It can't be.
-I think I'm unshockable now.
First up, it's Kiran.
What is Kiran doing up there?
Oh, don't drink, girl. Please don't drink.
Oh, good girl!
Oh, she's put some... Put it with coke, whatever it was.
That's quite encouraging, innit?
Yeah, I'm pleased with that.
I was just so worried, and I was so nervous,
today, for this.
-But we're pleased with that.
Next up, it's Rhys.
Oh, my God! Here we go.
Oh, don't! Stop there.
-Here he goes. Look.
He's got a thing about his willy, hasn't he?
God, I ain't seen it since he was about ten.
I'm seeing even more of it now than what I did then.
I can't believe it. Just got no morals there at all, really.
Got no shame, has he?
I wouldn't say no shame or whatever. They're just...
-less inhibited than we are, probably.
What about the poor people, families that are on holiday here?
You're right. They don't do it in England, but they do it here.
I was told another name for Magaluf is Saga-...
I'm thinking, from day one,
it's all about, like, sex and alcohol.
Everything I've asked him not to do, he seems to have done it.
Naively, I thought...maybe he'd just go out and have a few drinks
and have a laugh. I didn't think that he'd be doing all the things that he's done.
The culture down in Magaluf, it just seems like you go out
and you get drunk as quick as what you can.
The bars make their money from everyone coming in,
all the kids spending money at the bar, getting lots of drink,
and they obviously encourage it because they want the money.
It's lunchtime. Nursing hangovers,
the boys are off for some watersports to clear their heads.
The fluorescent life jackets aren't exactly manly chic...
It's obviously very, very attractive, isn't it?
..but they come in very handy when you can't get on your doughnut.
As Rhys and the boys hang on for dear life,
they're the topic of conversation with Kiran and her friends.
The other group shocked me quite a bit,
like when literally they pulled down everything they were wearing.
I literally looked away. I was, like, "That is so embarrassing."
I would never be caught doing that. Maybe they're just different people,
and, to be honest, like, last night when we saw them,
they were all really, really, really drunk,
so obviously, like, alcohol makes a huge difference.
We've got a lot that they think we're really posh.
That's really funny, cos that's the opposite end of what we feel like we are.
It seems like loads of people here are from up north,
and they all have accents,
so I guess an accent does have a big impact.
It makes us sound posher.
But, then, er, I don't really care about what they think.
Having witnessed the boys' teenage pranks on the strip,
Vicky and Pete are keen to see if they're any better behaved in their hotel room.
It's a risky move.
As the boys cause havoc on the second floor,
Vicky and Pete are literally above their heads in an upstairs room.
Look, fuck off! Here!
'Oh, no. They're going to start scrapping now.'
Watch 'em go! Oh, they're picking on him.
These hoteliers must be mad, letting these kids stay.
Oh, they're in the corridor!
THEY SHOUT AND LAUGH
Oh, my God!
-Oh, no! What's he done?
My fucking bathroom's just flooded, you bastard.
-Oh, he's put something in the...
-They've left the plug in.
Look at the state of it. Look!
The boys are joined by a girl in their room,
a holiday rep they met earlier in the week.
Where did she come from, then?
If your boxers are wet on your arse, your pants will be, as well.
I can't see their girlfriends being happy
about her being in there. Especially Rhys's girlfriend.
-No, I'm too tired.
-Have you seen this tattoo?
Rhys's girlfriend, I don't think she was too chuffed
that he was going, but I'm hoping that she's at some point
going to have a girls' holiday away, so he knows exactly what it feels like the other way round.
'I think she was quite distraught that he was going away,
'and I think there was a few ground rules that she put there.'
I don't know what ground rules she laid down,
but all the ones I put down he's broken, so...
As the lads head to the strip, Vicky and Pete check out Rhys's room.
Look at the state of it! There's food all over the floor,
bits of biscuits and everything.
I'm surprised they haven't been kicked out.
That's my bloody hairdryer!
Nearly a year ago, Rhys moved in with his dad,
so Vicky hasn't cleaned up after him for some time.
-Oh, my God, it's soaking in here!
-They've flooded it.
They could've cleaned it up before they went out.
I'm surprised, the state of the place,
because of the military background that he's had,
so I'm surprised that it's that dirty.
There's just socks everywhere. My God!
I don't think I can be shocked any more this week, really.
It's nearly the end of the holiday,
and Vicky is reflecting on her time watching Rhys.
What I'm learning from this experience, definitely, as a mother,
and with Rhys, is that you can only do so much as a parent.
He's got to decide what kind of person he wants to be in his life.
Um, parents have an influence and they always do,
and he is different when he's with me.
That's not the Rhys that I know at home.
But good-girl Kiran's been keeping to her parents' holiday rules.
Well, so far I think I'm pleased.
Um, whatever we advised Kiran or asked her to do,
she's kept to it,
which was, "Behave yourself, don't drink too much,
don't lose control." What we've observed so far,
she's had fun,
and, er... But she's also not gone over the top.
Whilst Kiran's resisted holiday temptations,
there's still speculation about her and Andy.
Do you genuinely not know where they are?
Could the relationship Gaby predicted earlier still be on the cards?
I don't know. Who knows? Anything can happen.
There's possibilities for everything,
so I'm not going to say no or yes, because I don't know myself.
That is them! I found them.
We're all friends. We came out here as friends,
so I think we're going to leave as friends.
We'll probably be closer friends, but if there was a crush,
it would be more relevant in England than here,
because we always spend time together in England, so... I think so.
Having already been in trouble for throwing chairs off their balcony,
the boys have now graduated to mattresses.
Perfect timing for a phone call from Mum.
-Hiya, son. How you doing?
-Good. How are you?
Are you looking after yourself, then?
Yeah. Um, the room's nice and clean, and...
-Nice and clean? Good.
-What you ringing reception for?
-No, they just rang.
Did we throw a mattress off the balcony?
You threw a mattress off the balcony?
-Did you? Really?
-You'll get in trouble for that.
You'll get arrested and they'll take all your money off you.
What's going on? Are they coming up here?
Rhys, talk to me! Concentrate for five minutes
and have a conversation with your mother.
-Oh, it's them going on as well.
-"Well, leave the room, then."
I want to know how you got on, what you been doing.
I've been doing a few things, Mum.
We've just been going out a lot.
So, you're having a really good time, then?
Yeah. I might come and work here next year.
-So, what you doing tonight?
-What we're doing tonight,
-we're going on a bar crawl.
-Oh, are you?
Well, you be careful. Don't drink too much. You promise me?
-Don't be nasty, show me your pasty!
-I won't drink too much. Speak to you later.
Oh, well. See how they get on tonight.
He's not going to drink too much. He promised me. Did you hear that?
-He promised me.
What Rhys doesn't know is, his mum will be watching him,
and she's stocking up for a long night ahead.
Right. We've got provisions for tonight -
some Spanish energy drink,
two apples and some tissues.
It's midnight. Tonight the parents are joining forces
for one last chance to observe their kids at close quarters.
I think it'll fun joining a venture with the two of them,
seeing the two groups together and see how they behave.
We'll have a bit of moral support from Jik and Juliane, won't we?
Yeah. We're so close to the end now,
so we've got to make sure it's all kept under cover.
There's a mosquito. Bastard!
Both groups are on a Magaluf bar crawl,
heading to Baywatch Bar.
If we like it down there, the last bar we go to, it's all free.
'He's got a lot more growing up to do.
'He's getting away with it here, but he wouldn't at home, would he?'
After a few drinks, Kiran takes to the floor to show off her moves.
The parents sneak into a stockroom just behind the bar.
Vicky's hoping Rhys will stick to his promise to take it easy.
-Oh, there's Kiran and Gabriela.
Ours looks OK.
POP MUSIC PLAYS
Are they just outside now?
-Yes. They're at the bar. You know where we were?
-There they are.
-He's boxing this one here.
-Oh, he's just missed.
-I felt that.
-Are they just there?
Oh, so I could stick my head out the door...
Oh, no, they didn't drink all that, did they?
How long have they been in here now?
They seem like they're drinking quick, though.
Well, Rhys seems like he's drinking quick, anyway.
DANCE MUSIC BLARES
They can't seem to get a drink without getting a shot.
It's just like he's loving this, absolutely loving this.
Apparently he's a bit of a show-off. I hadn't realised how much,
but he's loving it.
With Rhys on good behaviour, both groups are bonding.
-My daughter can be mischievous.
-Good on her.
Put it down.
Despite their differences, Kiran and Rhys are getting on well.
-So, what do you think of us?
-We're the party animals,
youse are the...the book animals.
The book animals? So we're book animals now, yeah?
-I don't know. You tell me.
-No, no, no.
Whilst the two groups move on to the next bar,
the parents make a quick exit.
Rhys and Kiran seem to be quite close,
but I think they're just going through the same experience.
But she was dancing with Rhys and the other boys.
Kiran always got along well with boys and girls,
To us it's not unusual...
to see her socialising with the boys like that.
It was nice to see Rhys dancing and having a laugh
and messing about with Kiran,
so they've made friends through this, as well, haven't they,
this experience they've gone through together as two groups.
After partying together last night, the two groups have bonded.
Kiran and her friends have come to ask the boys out for breakfast.
And he's got a bottle of vodka in his hand.
-I've got nothing!
-THEY CHATTER AND LAUGH
-I've known that all along.
Food, basically. Breakfast. Do you want some?
You've got more shit for your hair than me and Gabriela put together.
Tinted moisturiser day cream! THEY LAUGH
Don't joke. That's foundation, that is.
Today the parents will be revealing to their children
that they've been secretly watching them for the past five days.
Actually I am really excited, genuinely excited today,
because I just can't wait to see her face
and go, "Ta-dah! I'm here!"
I think you should buy her a big present.
I'm quite cross with him, actually.
I always thought I brought him up to be more respectful than that.
But on the other side of that, I don't want to see the bad in him.
Good. Nothing too hot and harmful.
-No. I'll try and be nice.
It's kind of embarrassing, really,
their behaviour through the week compared to the other group.
-It's like angels and devils, isn't it?
Well, I hope that she's glad to see us there.
But I think she will. I think she will.
-She will see the lighter side of it.
-I doubt it.
Jik and Juliana are now just moments away
from revealing themselves to Kiran.
Unaware, Kiran's ordering a fishbowl cocktail.
What she doesn't realise is,
her parents will be serving it to her.
What the -
-How are you?
-Good! How are you?
Where... Where have you been this whole time?
We've been here for one week, watching you.
-No, you haven't!
-My God! That is so...
And that place where that couple did the...
HE CLEARS HER THROAT Yeah, that was bad.
-We were watching you.
-I can't get over this!
This is the weirdest thing ever!
-What the fuck?!
I can't trust anybody now. I... Oh!
You guys have been listening to everything we've been saying?
-I'm supposed to be free.
-Supposed to be.
-Yeah. I'm still so stunned.
Like, out of a million possibilities of what could've happened,
this never, ever crossed our minds, ever, ever.
-What do you think of my behaviour?
-We're very proud of you.
We are pleased.
-So you guys will trust me more now?
I'm kind of proud of you guys in a weird, roundabout way,
cos I didn't think you guys would ever agree to something like this.
I don't know. I learn a bit about you guys, too.
Oh, I'm getting all emotional!
-Oh, I love you.
-Love you, too. We're very proud of you.
-Very proud of you.
-This is so weird still!
I am still so shocked.
Being voyeured by your parents for a whole holiday
by secretly stalking you... I can't wait to tell people at home.
No, no, no. Not stalk. We don't stalk. We observe.
You're trying to justify it to yourself!
It is observation, when parents have their opportunity.
Stalking is when we do it in Kingston.
-Follow you in the car.
This is observation.
No wonder... Oh, no!
We're very proud of you. We're very proud of you.
-This is so weird!
-I love you.
Vicky and Pete are about to confront Rhys,
and, after his antics this week, it might be a rough ride.
There they are. Oh, they can't see us yet.
I wonder if he does a runner!
Did you have a nice holiday?
-We've been watching you.
All of you. Every single thing that you've got up to,
I've been watching.
Do you know what I've seen this week?
The first bit of footage that I saw was of you
smashed out your face in the middle of the - It's not funny, Rhys!
-Look at me!
Look at me. I'm really, really cross with you.
I don't think I've been so cross with you in my life as I am now.
Get that smile off your face, cos this is your mum now.
This is me knowing everything that you've done
and all your mates have done all this week.
The first thing, you were laying in the road, smashed out your face.
I'm on holiday. Like, of course I'm going to drink.
They were showing me footage of that, and I was in tears,
cos all I saw was you laying in the road,
not knowing... You couldn't even bloody talk!
I'm so cross with you, Rhys. See, this week,
the things I've seen about you is not the Rhys that I know at home.
No, well... What do you owe me?
The first thing you should say to me is... What is it?
Sorry for being a twat.
And all of you should apologise, because what will your mothers say
when they see what you've been up to? I've seen everything.
And I've seen way too much of you, son.
Why did you do it?
I didn't. Half the time people were pulling MY trousers down.
I've seen things this week that no mother should ever see.
Upset by his mum's reaction last night,
Rhys wants to make sure she's OK.
-You all right?
-You all right?
-Yeah. How are you?
I'm glad you finally calmed down
and stopped shouting and getting red
-and scrunching your face up at me.
-Yeah, but you did upset me, Rhys.
I was gutted when I saw some of them clips.
You see, cos I know... You're my son.
I know the sweet Rhysie that's kind,
and takes his mum out for dinners and stuff like that.
And it was a bit of a shock to see, like, you know,
naked push-ups and...
What do you thing of having a girlfriend and coming to Magaluf?
Because of all the temptation? That girl in the club,
-she basically took your clothes off you.
But I didn't touch her. My hands were up here.
-I know, but I saw the clip of it.
-But I didn't do nothing.
My hands were in the air. Had to get the cameras there
and just play out.
So I...I can genuinely say,
sorry for, you know, being out of control.
-You know I don't like upsetting you and everything, right?
I can't apologise for drinking because every teenager does it.
Do you think that it's going to make you change?
Probably, because I need to not drink as much,
and just look after myself a bit more.
Do I get a cuddle?
'Well, it's normal. That's the way life is.'
You have children and then you let them go,
and they have a life and then they have children
and go through all the pain that we have to go through.
I think if they gave us a book when they have children
and say, "This is what's going to happen,"
I don't think anybody would have any kids ever.
..we look back at the highlights.
I've seen things this week that no mother should ever see.
And find out what happened when the holidays finished.
I was just lying by the pool. I couldn't move my arms or my neck.
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BBC Three throws open the doors on the ultimate rite of passage for the average teenager - the first ever summer holiday abroad without their parents. But what these teenagers couldn't possibly have guessed is that whilst they enjoy their first taste of freedom, with all its temptations and excesses, they are being secretly watched by their parents. It will be an eye-opening experience, but will it bring them closer together or drive them further apart?
It's sun, sea and outrageous behaviour in the party town of Magaluf as two very different groups of friends go on their first holiday without their parents.
In Corby, Northamptonshire, Royal Marine trained fitness fanatic Rhys is being given strict rules for his holiday from doting mum Vicky. Over in west London 18 year-old student and gymnast Kiran is also preparing for her first parent free holiday before she heads off on a gap year travelling. Originally from Singapore, Kiran's parents have traditional views about what they expect from their daughter.
As the teenagers hit the town on their first night, Rhys lets it all hang out as he and his friends attempt to charm the ladies, but how will Rhys's girlfriend feel about his behaviour? Bossy Kiran isn't impressed with Magaluf's charms, settling for a cocktail bar and a more sedate evening.
As the holidays ensue the parents watch their children with pride and disgust. Responsible Kiran shines as mother hen of the group, but it's tears for Rhys's mum as she watches her son seriously worse for wear and in the gutter. She's not going to hold back when she finally reveals she's been watching him the whole time.