ITV insists Love Islanders are ‘fully supported’ amid backlash over Faye and Teddy

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ITV has responded following fan backlash towards Love Island for airing the explosive row between Faye Winter and Teddy Soares this week.

On Friday 6 August's instalment of the hit ITV dating programme, Faye, 26, was branded "childish" by Teddy, also 26, for pulling the middle finger on him.

The pair came head to head throughout the evening, with the blonde beauty shouting swear words at the financial consultant after claiming he lied to her about his antics with Clarisse Juliette, 24, in Casa Amor.

The episode eventually ended with Faye telling Teddy they're over for good after insisting: "I know what I'm worth," before Teddy then slung her ring back to her.

Viewers of the show were quick to flock to Twitter to share their concerns over Faye's behaviour and said they lodged complaints to government watchdog Ofcom over the scenes aired.

"I urge all to place a complaint to ofcom. This should never have aired and Faye should be removed #getfayeout #LoveIsland," one person wrote.

Now, ITV has shared a statement with Mirror Online, explaining: "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."

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

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While many were left unimpressed by Faye and Teddy's explosive showdown, others thought complaining to Ofcom was dramatic.

"I can't believe people are complaining to ofcom about faye and calling her abusive honestly #LoveIsland," one person wrote on the social media platform.

Another called out people who couldn't handle either extremes of the show as they commented: "Winter love island had some of the most nicest contestants but people complained there wasn’t enough drama. The producers then feel compelled to stir the pot and people cry ofcom. So what do people actually want? Cant have it both ways! #LoveIsland".

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As a third added: "ppl really be writing to ofcom about Faye loool #LoveIsland".

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