Teddy and Faye reconciled after going their separate ways (Picture: ITV)
Teddy Soares’ family have praised the record number of people who complained to Ofcom about Love Island after watching Faye Winter scream at him in heated scenes.
During the Friday August 6 instalment of Love Island, Faye became enraged and shouted at Teddy after watching a clip of him in Casa Amor telling newcomer Clarisse Juliette that he was attracted to her and ‘technically single’ in a flirty exchange.
Shortly after Faye and Teddy went their separate ways, they reconciled once again after Faye apologised for her reaction and told Teddy: ‘There’s no excuse for the way I spoke to you or how I raised my voice and no one should have someone speak to them like that.’
This week, it emerged that almost 25,000 people complained to Ofcom after the scenes aired, the highest number of complaints ever submitted to the watchdog about Love Island.
During an Instagram Q&A, Teddy’s family addressed how they feel about the heated interactions between Teddy and Faye and whether they think Faye’s apology was genuine.
When asked how they feel about the way Faye treated Teddy, they responded: ‘We have to bear in mind, we’re not shown the entirety of every situation.
Teddy’s family hope Faye’s apology was ‘genuine’ (Picture: Instagram/@teddy_soares)
‘Yes we don’t agree with how Faye reacted but if her apology was genuine then we see potential growth.’
They added that they are ‘happy Teddy conducted himself as a true gentleman would’.
When asked what they think about the record number of people who complained to Ofcom after the episode with the initial argument aired, they replied: ‘We respect it. It’s good to see that the nation has a great moral compass.’
Islander’s relatives are glad ‘the nation has a great moral compass’ (Picture: Instagram/@teddy_soares)
Teddy’s family was also asked if they believe the islander is a ‘pushover’ due to how quickly he forgave Faye for her actions.
‘You can’t knock a man down for fighting for what he loves,’ they replied.
‘Teddy was trying to understand what Faye’s reason was for being triggered. He felt he stayed true to himself at Casa Amor and he wanted Faye to understand that. Teddy is not here for drama, he’s here for love.’
As to whether Teddy’s family would accept Faye if they were to meet in person, they said that while they ‘haven’t seen everything’ as the episodes are condensed into one hour per night, the contestant’s relatives ‘would accept and support anyone that makes him happy’.
On last night’s episode of Love Island, Faye, Millie Court and Chloe Burrows all ‘graduated’ following a steamy night with their respective partners.
Matthew MacNabb became the latest islander to be dumped after Priya Gopaldas decided to couple up with bombshell Brett Staniland over him.
Love Island returns tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and is available to watch on ITV Hub.