Love Island boss addresses number of complaints this season had

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This year's Love Island stirred up a lot of emotion among viewers, with television watchdog Ofcom confirming they received a record number of complaints about certain scenes.

From Hugo Hammond being left out during a challenge to bombshell Danny Bibby and *that* row between Faye Winter and Teddy Soares, it's safe to say viewers weren't happy with some producer decisions.

In fact, some episodes had over 25,000 complaints – a new record for the show.

Now, ITV boss Kevin Lygo has responded to the rise in complaints, while also commenting on claims Love Island has been less popular this season.

Photo credit: ITV2 - ITV
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"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."

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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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