News: Love Island hit by nearly 800 official complaints to Ofcom over the weekend

News: Love Island hit by nearly 800 official complaints to Ofcom over the weekend

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Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom could investigate Love Island after being inundated with complaints about the reality dating show during the weekend.

The body has revealed it had received a whopping 797 calls about the ITV2 show.

It said most of the points raised were about two particular issues and it will see if they breached broadcasting rules.

Maura Higgins
Maura Higgins
(Image: ITV)

The majority of the issues relate to new Islander Maura Higgins’s advances towards Tommy Fury, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Maura was seen in Friday’s episode trying to woo Tommy and get him to kiss her but the 20-year-old politely pulled away and declined her offer – this attracted 486 complaints.

A further 302 criticised the contestants’ treatment of Lucie Donlan.

The 22-year-old surfer has been facing backlash from her fellow Islander’s for being “distant”, choosing to spend more time with the boys than the girls.

This led to love interest Joe Garrett pulling her aside in Sunday night’s episode after she larked around with Tommy Fury.

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Whilst Lucie claimed nothing was going on with the pro boxer, Joe said she should be ‘respecting the one she was with’.

An Ofcom spokeswoman said: “We will assess these complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.”



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