Love Island 2021s controversial moments – Faye row, steamy romps and race row

Love Island 2021 has been a series full of outrageous moments – many of which have left its viewers fuming at their TV sets.

Over the past few weeks, we've seen the villa hit by explosive rows between Islanders, messy break-ups and tons of raunchy bedroom scenes.

However, fans of the ITV2 villa dating show don't miss a beat and they're not afraid to speak up when they see something they don't like on the television.

This year's series actually broke records when it was hit with a whopping 25,000 Ofcom complaints – following Faye Winter's furious outbursts at her fellow Islanders and her partner Teddy Soares in particular.

As the series reaches its dramatic conclusion in the final tonight, the Daily Star have rounded up the most complained about Love Island moments from series 7.

Faye Winter's explosive row with Teddy Soares

When the Islanders sat down for their Love Island movie night on Friday 6 August, they had no idea that they were in for one of its most shocking rows in the show's history.

The boys went head-to-head with the girls on questions of general knowledge in a bid to see revealing clips of their fellow Islanders – soon after the boys returned from Casa Amor.

However, it soon ended in chaos with Faye furiously raging at Teddy after she saw footage of him confess he had a "sexual attraction" towards bombshell Clarisse.

Teddy had actually stayed loyal to Faye the whole time in the Casa Amor villa and didn't stay in any of the girls' beds.

She proceeded to repeatedly yell at Teddy claiming that he hadn't told her the truth about his time in Casa Amor, swearing a reported 57 times.

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The bitter argument caused the series to be slapped with a record-breaking 25,000 Ofcom complaints – the most in the show's history.

A spokesperson for Ofcom said: "We’ve received a high volume of complaints about last week’s Love Island, which is consistent with a trend of growing complaints about high-profile TV shows.

"We are carefully assessing the complaints we’ve received, before deciding whether or not to investigate."

Between August 3 and August 9, the regulator was hit with a total of 25,831 complaints from the public – all relating to the movie night challenge.

Of these, 25,061 were made about the "behaviour of a contestant", with 24,763 complaints coming in on August 6, the day after the first clips of the movie night were shown.

Viewers claimed they were going to be reporting the challenge to Ofcom on the Thursday evening as they fumed at the show for "messing with Faye and Teddy", which saw 675 complaints submitted.

Love Island's 'misleading' Casa Amor postcard

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The movie night drama stemmed from a previous episode which saw a bombshell postcard arrive at the front door and rock the main villa.

Chloe Burrows spotted the postcard, which was plastered with photos of the boys kissing the ladies at Casa Amor, and proceeded to show the ladies who were fuming with the card.

However, Love Island fans were upset because they believed Teddy had been made to look like a cheat when he was captured locking lips with another girl.

The image had actually shown a game of Truth or Dare with the bombshells at Casa Amor – but sadly the damage had already been done as Faye decided to get to know some of the new boys such as Sam Jackson.

The broadcasting watchdog received over 5,000 complaints between July 27 and August 2 – 4,000 of which were coming from fans who were angry with what they had seen at Casa Amor.

Fans came to the defence of Faye and Teddy, with many taking to Twitter to slam the show during the episode.

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"Nah!!! I hate this so much. Ofcom. I’m coming."

"Whichever producer did that postcard needs to lose their job btw.", a second penned.

Luckily, Faye and Teddy patched things up and Faye apologised to the hunk for her behaviour the next day.

She told him: "I am really sorry for the way I spoke to you.

"There's no excuse for the way I spoke to you or how I raised my voice and no-one should have someone speak to them like that."

The couple have since gone from strength to strength – with the smitten pair becoming an official couple after their romantic date on Thursday night's episode.

Danny Bibby race row

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The ITV2 show faced one of its first waves of backlash when contestant Danny Bibby became the centre of a race row amid his entrance into the villa on July 15.

The show was hit with 1,000 Ofcom complaints.

It came when the 25-year-old from Manchester had been spotted using the N-word in a resurfaced Instagram post.

Show bosses allowed the singleton to apologise from inside the villa.

In a statement on the show, he said: "I’d like to take the time to apologise to anyone that may have taken offence to my inappropriate remark. I never meant anything malicious by this comment at all.

"I am not a racist person and it's unacceptable language and ignorant. I meant no offence and feel like I have really learnt from my mistakes and will never use that word again. I am a kind loving person and hopefully you get to see that in the show."

Raunchy bedroom scenes as the girls 'graduate' together

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Love Island viewers threatened to contact the media regulator again after witnessing the steamy scenes inside the villa on 11 August.

On the Wednesday night episode, the girls – including Chloe, Faye and Millie Court – had all made a racy pact to all have sex with their partners on the same night after using code words to discuss their plans.

During the series, the girls have been using different "NVQ" qualifications as code for various sex acts being performed in the villa.

As a group, they planned to "graduate" from their studies which heavily suggested going all the way in bed with their partners.

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The girls picked out their sexiest lingerie for the event and weren't afraid to be loud under the covers either as the group giggled that there would be "clapping sounds" throughout the night.

Later that night, Faye and Teddy, Chloe, Toby Aromolaran and Millie and Liam were seen getting frisky under the sheets at the same time.

Fans took to social media to express their shock at the intimate moments with one saying: "I’m crying – there’s not been a hornier group of people on love island since the earlyyy seasons".

Another fan tweeted: "Why did that feel illegal to watch?".

Former Islander Shaughna Phillips even chimed in saying: "I need Ofcom's contact details immediately".

Fans begged producers to 'mute kissing sounds'

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It appeared many fans of the show weren't best pleased with the sound department during the early episodes.

Sparks were flying between Aaron Francis and Sharon Gaffka when they locked lips on the rooftop terrace.
The pair shared a passionate smooch in front of the cameras, but their microphones picked up the noise and it left some viewers cringing.

They were followed by Jake and Liberty who shared their own steamy snog ont he daybeds before Jake spoilt the romance by letting loose an enormous fart.

Fans issued a desperate plea to ITV on social media, asking that the volume be lowered during kissing scenes.

Taking to Twitter, one viewer penned: "Please mute the kissing."

A second wrote: "Why the mics so loud when they kissing,"

A third said: "Lower the volume during the kissing @itv2 cause dammmm."

Fans defending Hugo Hammond over 'brutal' treatment

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In its first fortnight back on air, fans rushed to defend PE teacher Hugo Hammond.

Love Island was smacked with over 600 Ofcom complaints in its opening two weeks, with the regulator confirming they received 541 between July 6 and July 12.

267 of those complaints were issued in relation to an episode which aired on July 8 – when fans believed Hugo had been brutally "overlooked" by his female co-stars.

The cast were involved in a cops-and-robbers-themed challenge called Line Of Booty, but sadly Hugo hadn't been picked by any of the girls during the racy game.

235 viewers complained about Hugo not being chosen by anybody during the challenge – with Hugo admitting it was "humiliating" as he stood on his own.

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The July 6 episode attracted a further 182 complaints which saw 156 fans objecting to behaviour towards Hugo following the game of 'Knowing Me Knowing You'.

In emotional scenes, Hugo had been reduced to tears after Sharon and Faye were highly offended when he made a comment about being turned off by "fake" girls.

The game involved Islanders answering questions about their partners to see how well they knew them.

Hugo said he disliked "fakeness" in relation to "personality and looks" during the challenge which ruffled feathers with the girls.

He later patched things up with the girls and the trio became friends again.

The final of Love Island airs tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVHub.

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