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Love Island 2021: Most complained about series of show hit with Ofcom grievances after final and Faye incompatibility row

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Millie was in shock as she and Liam were announced as the winners (Picture: ITV)

While the Love Island final might have been and gone, the ITV series is still setting tongues wagging, as it emerges that people across the nation complained to Ofcom about the final result and Faye Winter’s row over the incompatibility vote.

On Monday August 23, Millie Court and Liam Reardon were crowned the winners of Love Island 2021, beating Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran, who were the runners-up.

Faye and Teddy Soares finished in third place, while Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank placed fourth.

In a new Ofcom report, it has been announced that 297 people complained to the watchdog about Love Island on the day of the final.

While Ofcom has not stated exactly what the complaints were in reference to on Love Island, the fact that the complaints were submitted on the day of the grand finale could indicate that they came from viewers displeased with the result.

There were also 1,611 complaints to Ofcom on Tuesday August 17, the day that Faye fumed in the villa over the fact that other islanders had voted for her and Teddy as one of the least compatible couples.

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Teddy and Faye left the villa as boyfriend and girlfriend (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV)

During the episode, Faye turned to Jake Cornish, Liberty Poole, Kaz and Tyler as she said: ‘What hurts me is that you guys sat there with me and helped me overcome my insecurities, my self-sabotage and sat there and didn’t say once that you didn’t think we were compatible.’

When Jake appeared to laugh at her reaction, Faye shouted at him: ‘You can stop smirking because you’re p***ing me off.’

ITV boss Kevin Lygo recently defended the number of complaints received by Love Island this year, despite it being the most complained about series of Love Island ever.

Speaking at Edinburgh TV Festival, he said: ‘The thing about complaints these days is every week there is a new most-complained-about show. It’s very easy now to complain, it wasn’t so long ago you had to go to the post office and get a stamp and now it’s the click of a button.’

‘I’m not so much worried about how many complain as what they are complaining about,’ he said, adding: ‘The ratings go up when there is a bit of conflict.’

Earlier on in the series, Ofcom received a record number of complaints over Love Island after Faye shouted furiously at Teddy over a clip shown of him in Casa Amor.

Ofcom received 24,763 complaints after the scenes aired, with a spokesperson saying at the time: ‘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.’

Love Island is available to watch on ITV Hub.


Credit: Original article published here.

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