Love Island receives almost 25,000 complaints over Mad Movies challenge fallout

Entertainment

Love Island received almost 25,000 complaints over Friday’s episode, which featured more fallout from the contestants’ time during the Casa Amor week of the show.

Latest Ofcom figures showed 24,763 complaints were made about the episode, which focussed heavily on the relationship breakdown of Teddy Soares and Faye Winter.

It featured Winter’s expletive-laden outburst at Soares after a row broke out when contestants were shown footage of each other in a challenge called Mad Movies.

The number of complaints surpassed the 24,500 complaints made about Diversity’s Black Lives Matter-inspired performance on Britain’s Got Talent in September last year.

It comes after Love Island received more than 5,000 complaints earlier this series, with claims an episode “misled” female contestants after they were sent images showing their partners appearing to be unfaithful.

An Ofcom spokesperson 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.”

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