Ofcom makes decision on Faye Winter's 'Love Island' row

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Faye Winter's row with 'Love Island' partner Teddy Soares drew 25,000 complaints to Ofcom. (ITV)
Faye Winter's row with 'Love Island' partner Teddy Soares drew almost 25,000 complaints to Ofcom. (ITV)

Faye Winter's Love Island outburst has been cleared by Ofcom.

The reality star's row with fellow contestant Teddy Soares on the recent series sparked almost 25,000 complaints to the broadcasting watchdog, which is a record for the ITV dating show.

The scenes saw Winter shouting at Soares after she saw footage of him admitting another contestant had caught his eye.

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However, Metro reported that it has been decided that the row did not breach guidelines.

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The publication quoted an Ofcom spokesperson as saying: ‘We assessed a high number of complaints from viewers who were troubled by a contestant’s behaviour and language.

"Although we recognise that emotionally-charged confrontation between couples can make for uncomfortable viewing, we consider the scenes were within viewers’ likely expectations of this programme’s established format.

"We also took into account that the programme showed other contestants supporting Teddy, and that Faye resolved to apologise for her actions."

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After the row, Winter's family posted a message on her Instagram Story reminding people that they were watching a "highly edited TV show which is created for entertainment".

“Faye is human, she may not always get things right,” they said.

Winter also apologised for the incident.

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She and Soares did go on to patch things up and they came third in the competition, which was won by Liam Reardon and Millie Court.

Winter and Soares are still an item weeks after leaving the Love Island villa.

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