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Love Island hit with nearly 25,000 complaints following Friday’s episode

Love Island was hit with almost 25,000 complaints following an episode that aired on Friday, according to The Office of Communications in the UK (Ofcom).

The complaints were made in relation to a verbal argument that broke out between Faye and Teddy.

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The argument was triggered by some revelations made during the show’s movie night challenge where Teddy revealed that he was attracted to Clarisse, to which Faye stated she knew nothing about.

The most complaints that the show has ever received was 4,500 for the Casa Amor postcard episode.

However, Friday’s episode received 24,763 complaints.

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Reacting to the vast quantity of complaints, Ofcom stated, “We’ve received over 25,000 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 these complaints, but have not yet taken a decision on whether or not to investigate.”

If an investigation is launched, Ofcom will carry out the following:

“We might judge that an issue is in breach, resolved or not in breach of our rules. We hold these decisions on broadcasters’ compliance records. If a broadcaster breaks the rules repeatedly, or in a way we consider to be serious, Ofcom has the legal powers to impose sanctions on them. Possible sanctions include a substantial fine, shortening or even taking away the channel or station’s licence to broadcast.”

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