Love Island gets 25,000 Ofcom complaints over Faye and Teddy’s huge row

More than 25,000 people have complained to Ofcom about last week’s dramatic Love Island.


Recent episodes of the ITV2 series saw major rows between Faye Winter and Teddy Soares after a ‘Movie Night’ Challenge.

In teams of Boys v Girls, the Islanders competed to answer a series of questions with the winners getting to select clips from the show to watch.

Not everyone liked what they saw with Faye exploding at Teddy after a clip of him in Casa Amor.

While Faye clearly felt Teddy was in the wrong most viewers appeared to be on his side and were shocked by the scenes.

Many made complaints to Ofcom, with one writing on Twitter: “My first ever ofcom report. This episode was draining. Verbal abuse is not okay whatever gender or roles reversed. #LoveIsland”


“Making an official complaint to @Ofcom for the emotional distress caused to Teddy #LoveIsland,” another added.

And a third posted: “If the roles were reversed, the ofcom complaints would be through the roof. Faye went way too far.”

A spokesperson for Ofcom has revealed a total of 24,763 complaints have been made.

They said: “We’ve received a high volume of complaints about last week’s Love Island, which is consistent with a trend of growing complaints about high-profile TV shows.

“We are carefully assessing the complaints we’ve received, before deciding whether or not to investigate.”

A spokesperson for ITV said in a statement to the Mirror following the episode: “Welfare and duty of care towards our contributors is always our primary concern, and we take the emotional well-being of all the Islanders extremely seriously.

“We have dedicated welfare producers and psychological support on hand at all times who monitor and regularly speak to all of the Islanders in private and off camera, especially if someone appears to be upset.


“All the Islanders are therefore fully supported by the professionals on-site and by their friends in the villa.”

They added: “Islanders can always reach out and talk to someone if they feel the need.”

Faye and teddy chat.
Faye and teddy chat.

While Faye declared she and Teddy were “done” following their big argument the pair have since kissed and made up.

In last night’s latest episode (12 August), Faye and Teddy chose to recouple as they rekindled their relationship.


Love Island airs every night on ITV2 and online via the ITV Hub.

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