In fact, some episodes had over 25,000 complaints – a new record for the show.
"The thing about complaints these days is every week there's a new most complained-about show," he said at Edinburgh Television Festival (via Deadline).
"Ashley [Banjo's Black Lives Matter performance on] Britain's Got Talent was the most complained-about, then he went on to win a BAFTA, then Piers stormed off [Good Morning Britain], now it's Love Island. It's really easy to complain these days.
"You have to take them at face value. What are they complaining about and have they got a point? Did we overstep the mark? It's very easy to take one episode and think it's too much, when it's a longer-term thing we should be concerned about."
Earlier this year, ITV released its new duty of care process when looking after Love Island contestants, which included comprehensive psychological support, and social media and financial training.
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