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Love Island: ITV Respond To Backlash Over Faye And Teddy Row

Fionnuala .Jones
Fionnuala .Jones

10:45 9 Aug 2021


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Things took a turn last week

ITV has responded to fan backlash over Love Island contestants Faye Winters and Teddy Soares' row.

Last week's Mad Movies challenge featured the Islanders watching video clips from this series, including from Casa Amor.

One of the clips showed Teddy chatting to Clarisse Juliette and discussing a potential attraction between them.

Teddy ultimately chose not to pursue things with her or share a bed with any of the Casa Amor girls, wanting to recouple with Faye.

Faye reacted angrily to the clip, as well as one which saw Jake Cornish encouraging the other boys to pursue the Casa Amor girls.

Following the challenge, Faye lashed out at Jake and Dale Mehmet, before arguing with Teddy in front of the other Islanders.

The scenes sparked a strong reaction online from viewers, with many sharing their concerns of the contestants' welfare.

In a statement to Digital Spy on the incident, ITV said: "Welfare and duty of care towards our contributors is always our primary concern, and we take the emotional well-being of all the Islanders extremely seriously.

"We have dedicated welfare producers and psychological support on hand at all times who monitor and regularly speak to all of the Islanders in private and off camera, especially if someone appears to be upset.

"All the Islanders are therefore fully supported by the professionals on site and by their friends in the villa.

"Islanders can always reach out and talk to someone if they feel the need."

Despite the explosive scenes, a clip on Sunday night's Love Island: Aftersun, seems to hint at a reconciliation between the pair.

The scene, which has yet to air, saw Faye speaking to Millie, saying: "I feel bad and I feel like s**t that I blew up the way I did, and I am sorry for what I done.

"There is no excuse for it, there is no excuse for the way I just flew out off the handle.

"But I just wanna move forward with it, if anything it's made me realise what I want."

Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on Virgin Media One.

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