Ofcom will not investigate Love Island over Dani Dyer treatment
UK television regulator Ofcom will not investigate Love Island for complaints over the treatment of Dani Dyer.
Earlier this month, Ofcom received around 2,600 complaints after fan-favourite Dani Dyer was separated from boyfriend Jack Fincham and shown a misleading clip of Fincham admitting a new cast member, Ellie Jones, was an old girlfriend.
Fans deemed the scenes unnecessarily cruel to Dyer, who burst into tears at the revelation, and complained in their droves to Ofcom.
However, a spokesperson from Ofcom has said that Ofcom will not be investigating the complaints.
They said Ofcom had “carefully considered” all complaints. While the TV regulations “understood” the scene may have been distressing to some viewers, ultimately the show’s content falls within Ofcom guidelines.
Ofcom explained that viewers are taught to “expect emotionally-charged scenes” and that the ITV2 show does enough to assure fans that “scenes have been engineered to test contestants’ relationships”.
Dani and Jack have since been reunited on the series, with former contestant Ellie Brown saying she expects the pair engaged within the year.
Re-watch Dani and Jack’s star-crossed romance from the start here:
Love Island continues tonight on ITV2 at 9pm.