Love Island has sparked nearly 25,000 Ofcom complaints following Faye Winter’s explosive row with Teddy Soares, a record number for the programme.
In scenes that aired last Friday (August 6), the islander exploded after a clip was played to the contestants of Teddy telling Clarisse Juliette he is attracted to her while in Casa Amor.
In the video, he told Clarisse he is ‘technically single’ during a flirty exchange and the pair were also shown kissing during a challenge.
After the footage was played, Faye expressed her outrage about what she had seen, later telling him: ‘I know my worth and for me, this is done.’
Viewers were left uneasy and shaken, with many saying ITV shouldn’t have broadcast the scenes.
Television watchdog Ofcom confirmed that a staggering 24,763 people complained after the scenes at hand aired.
This isn’t the first time the 2021 series of Love Island has sparked outrage.
Ofcom recently confirmed it received 4,330 complaints after Faye and Teddy were left on the rocks thanks to the the Casa Amor postcard, with the majority of those complaining saying it ‘was misleading and caused unnecessary distress.’
Despite it being a staple of the show and many fans relishing its return, thousands of fans were furious by the letter, which depicted boys including Teddy, Tyler Cruikshank and Liam Reardon in compromising positions, kissing and cuddling up to other girls.
On July 29, the episode faced 103 complaints, 56 of which were about the fallout from the postcard (while 37 viewers complained about the episode being left on a cliffhanger).
Out of 699 complaints about the episode which aired on July 30, 682 were about an alleged ‘manipulation’ of Faye and Teddy following the postcard.
On August 1, out of 117 complaints, 95 objected to the treatment of Millie Court after her dramatic split from Liam following the Casa Amor drama
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.
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