Love Island sparks 466 Ofcom complaints in its final week over Luca’s behaviour and ‘rigged’ final 

Love Island sparks 466 Ofcom complaints in its final week over Luca’s behaviour and arguing the final was ‘rigged’

Love Island‘s final week saw it receive a total of 466 Ofcom complaints, over Luca Bish‘s actions and arguing the final was ‘rigged’.

The Office of Communications confirmed to MailOnline the 286 complaints they received on July 26 were in relation to Luca’s behaviour towards his partner Gemma Owen

There were an additional 180 complaints on August 1, with complainants unhappy unhappy with which couples made it through to the final, while others alleged its outcome was rigged.

Complaints: Love Island's final week saw it receive a total of 466 Ofcom complaints, over Luca Bish's actions and arguing the final was 'rigged'.

Complaints: Love Island’s final week saw it receive a total of 466 Ofcom complaints, over Luca Bish’s actions and arguing the final was ‘rigged’.

Luca and Gemma were runners-up in the final, while Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti were crowned the winners of the eight series.

Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page came fourth, and Dami Hope and Indiyah Polack came third in the public vote.

Fans took to Twitter on the night to complain that Luca and Gemma had placed higher than Tasha, Andrew, Dami and Indiyah.

Not happy: The Office of Communications confirmed to MailOnline the 286 complaints they received on July 26 were in relation to Luca's behaviour towards his partner Gemma Owen

Not happy: The Office of Communications confirmed to MailOnline the 286 complaints they received on July 26 were in relation to Luca’s behaviour towards his partner Gemma Owen

One said: ‘Someone needs to call ofcom because this show is rigged as f**k’.

Another pointed out: ‘By the tweets on Twitter nobody in the country is voting for Luca & Gemma which either means it’s rigged to f**k or Michael Owen has paid the show big time they should’ve been 4th. 

A third declared: ‘Nah this is rigged. Tasha & Andrew, Dami & Indiyah got less votes than Gemma & luca. This is bull***t’.

Fixed: Fans took to Twitter on the night to complain that Luca and Gemma had placed higher than Tasha, Andrew, Dami and Indiyah

Fixed: Fans took to Twitter on the night to complain that Luca and Gemma had placed higher than Tasha, Andrew, Dami and Indiyah

And someone else wrote: ‘If Luca and Gemma win I am getting straight onto ofcom!’ 

And a fifth tweeted out: ‘luca and gemma over dami and indiyah?!?!? nope. rigged 100%’. 

Meanwhile, earlier in the week fans were angered by how Luca, 23, behaved towards Gemma, 19 in a row over a challenge.

The couple were at loggerheads over a raunchy Mile High-themed challenge that saw the dressage rider lick Adam Collard’s, 26, chest.

Fuming: Meanwhile, earlier in the week fans were angered by how Luca, 23, behaved towards Gemma, 19 in a row over a challenge.

Fuming: Meanwhile, earlier in the week fans were angered by how Luca, 23, behaved towards Gemma, 19 in a row over a challenge.

Luca appeared to become annoyed and ‘pushed’ Gemma on to the next boy, with the couple later getting into a row over the moment as Gemma criticised him for his ‘moody’ reaction. 

The fishmonger was seen taking off his mic and walking out of the front door following the argument.

Speaking to her fellow Islanders, Gemma branded Luca a ‘p***k’ for getting annoyed at the challenge, while Indiyah said he was being a ‘baby’.

Viewers also slammed him for his reaction, saying that he was being ‘overly jealous’ and protective.

Overall, Love Island received more than 5,000 Ofcom complaints during this year’s series, with viewers sharing their concerns about ‘misogynistic behaviour and bullying’. 

Most recently, the UK’s media regulator confirmed to MailOnline the regulator received 1,509 complaints on July 19 – and the majority were about alleged misogynistic behaviour from the male islanders towards the female cast.

Love Island was previously rocked by 2,648 complaints after explosive Movie Night episodes

Criticism: Love Island has received more than 5,000 Ofcom complaints during this year's series, with viewers sharing their concerns about 'misogynistic behaviour and bullying'

Criticism: Love Island has received more than 5,000 Ofcom complaints during this year’s series, with viewers sharing their concerns about ‘misogynistic behaviour and bullying’

While 427 fans also complained about the July 17 episode of Aftersun when Laura Whitmore and panellists speculated on what happened between Ekin-Su, 27, and George Tasker, 23, in the bedroom.

And in the first four weeks of the show, Love Island was hit by 781 complaints over concerns about bullying, age gap romances and the mental health of contestants.

Women’s Aid have already stated that they are in talks with the show over some of the behaviour displayed by the males.

The record for the most Love Island complaints made to Ofcom was in August 2021, when the regulator received 24,763 Ofcom complaints over Faye Winter‘s expletive-filled row with Teddy Soares.

Complaints: Love Island was previously rocked by 2,648 complaints after explosive Movie Night episodes

Complaints: Love Island was previously rocked by 2,648 complaints after explosive Movie Night episodes

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