Love Island has been accused of "emotional abuse and bullying" after a contestant was left in tears upon being shown a clip of her partner reacting to the arrival of an ex. Dani Dyer was devastated when she watched a clip of boyfriend Jack Fincham, who is currently living separately from her as part of the show, reacting to Ellie Jones entering the hit reality TV programme.Jack and Dani got together in the first stages of the hit series, and have since delighted viewers with their blossoming romance.But the couple were temporarily divided after the boys and girls were separated into different villas and introduced to new groups of potential love interests. The girls were on Sunday shown a montage of happenings in the boys' Casa Amor pad - which included footage of Fincham saying "oh my god" repeatedly as he realised his former flame was joining.What was not shown was evidence of Fincham's growing loyalty to his new partner, who is the daughter of Eastenders actor Danny Dyer.The pen … [Read more...] about Love Island accused of ’emotional abuse’ as hundreds complain to Ofcom over episode
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Love Island - the reality gameshow where contestants compete to find love - has charmed the nation. The show boasts some impressive credentials: an idyllic location (Majorca); beautiful contestants (10 to kick off, plus weekly additions and evictions) and plenty of screen time (six hour-long episodes per week).And it has viewing figures to match. Wednesday night's episode was the most-watched programme ever on ITV2, attracting three million viewers.This beat the show's launch at the start of the month which previously claimed ITV2's highest ever audience with an average of 2.9 million viewers.So why is it so successful? BAFTA-winning presenter Iain Stirling's quippy voiceover certainly helps to lubricate the on-screen action.Stirling studied law at Edinburgh University, before going on to present children's TV and earning his presenter stripes alongside a scruffy terrier puppet called Hacker.The voice of Love Island, he now dates former MTV presenter and Love Island fan Laura … [Read more...] about What’s behind our love affair with Love Island?
So, who else has jumped on the Love Island bandwagon this summer? I know I can't be the only one who has developed a shameful addiction to the ITV2 reality show because lots of people are talking about it - in the office, on the bus, in the shop, on social media. And, while it was never my intention to tune in, I have somehow become engrossed in the goings-on among this group of singletons as they search for love in the sun. It's my own fault really, I should have known from previous experience a few years ago that it only takes a minute of this show with the fantastic fashion and astonishing abs to draw you in. And, despite the fact that we are only a few weeks in, we have already had drama by the bucket load - and I'm loving it. Yes, I'm aware that it is shameful that I am admitting that I love this show given how much it has already been trashed by bigwig television critics but come on, it's all just a bit of fun. Of course, it could be argued that there is an educational aspect to … [Read more...] about Marie Louise McConville: Ignore the detractors, I am just loving Love Island
Sparks are expected to fly tonight when a Kent girl enters the Love Island villa, where she will come face-to-face with her ex.Ellie Jones, from Medway, is one of 12 new contestants going onto the raunchy ITV2 reality show.The 22-year-old customer service and office administrator is the former girlfriend of pen salesman Jack Fincham, 26, from Orpington.However, Jack is currently coupled up with Essex barmaid Dani Dyer, 22, the daughter of Eastenders' star Danny Dyer.But what is it about the show that makes it so addictive? … [Read more...] about Kent girl entering Love Island villa
Sparks are expected to fly tonight when Medway girl Ellie Jones enters the Love Island villa.The 22-year-old brunette is one of 12 new contestants going on the raunchy ITV2 show.Ellie, a customer service and office administrator, is the former squeeze of hunky pen salesman Jack Fincham, 26, who is already on the programme and now firmly ensconced with Essex barmaid Dani Dyer, 22, the daughter of EastEnders' star Danny Dyer.But producers are hoping to turn on the heat by adding his old flame Ellie to the mix.Ellie, who believes there is still a spark between her and Orpington lad Jack, admitted: “I don’t know how Jack is going to react and that’s my biggest worry."I don’t know how he’ll feel when he sees me walk in."I don’t know if he’ll be angry or shocked but we do get on, so hopefully it won’t be an issue.”Sources say Ellie, a former Mid Kent College student, spoke to Jack just two days before he flew to Mallorca to take part in … [Read more...] about Kent girl flies out to Love Island to meet her ex