Ofcom wont investigate Love Island as Faye and Teddy row sparks 25k complaints
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Broadcasting regulator Ofcom have announced they will not be investigating into Faye Winter’s explosive argument with Teddy Soares while on Love Island despite receiving almost 25,000 complaints.
Viewers were left particularly upset after they watched the couple’s explosive row on August 6, which pushed fans to reach out to the independent regulators following the hour-long episode.
Ofcom were then flooded with a wave of complaints during the seventh series of the hit reality show, topping the charts as the most complained run of the ITV2 show to date.
But despite the fact that viewers broke the record for the most complained about Love Island episode in Ofcom history, the regulators have decided not to pursue the incident any further.
An Ofcom spokesperson said in a statement: “We assessed a high number of complaints from viewers who were troubled by a contestant’s behaviour and language.
“Although we recognise that emotionally-charged confrontation between couples can make for uncomfortable viewing, we consider the scenes were within viewers’ likely expectations of this programme’s established format.
“We also took into account that the programme showed other contestants supporting Teddy, and that Faye resolved to apologise for her actions.”
In the scenes that aired, the Islander exploded after Faye watched a video of him admitting he was attracted to Casa Amor belle Clarisse Juliette while the pair were apart.
In the video, he told Clarisse he is “technically single” during their flirty chat and also revealed the pair kissing during a challenge on the show.
After the footage was shown, the lettings manager from Devon shouted and argued with Teddy as well as several other Islanders about his actions while they stayed in Casa Amor.
The happy couple soon made up after Faye apologised for her behaviour and went on to land in third-place during the Love Island final, beaten to the post by this season’s winners Millie Court and Liam Reardon.
Looking back at the argument on the show since she left the villa, Faye admitted that she is “embarrassed” by her behaviour during a recent interview on Lorraine.
She explained: “Obviously it’s not nice, it’s not nice for anyone to see. I’m embarrassed, I’ve apologised – I've apologised on more than one occasion.
“We’re over it now as a couple, it made us stronger and we’re just looking forward to the future.
“It’s such a shame it’s been such a big part of the show,” she admitted.
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