It has been revealed that Love Island is the most complained about TV show of 2023.
According to new analysis from online casino site Casino Alpha, it has been determined that most of the complaints made to Ofcom this year so far have been for the ITV reality series.
Looking into the complaints made between January and August 2023, a staggering 4,333 total complaints were made to Ofcom across the two seasons that aired this year.
The episode that received the most backlash was the one that followed season 10’s Movie Night and aired on July 9th, receiving a whopping 957 complaints.
According to the public watchdog, the majority of the complaints made were a response to the alleged bullying of Scott by the other islanders.
Another 913 complaints were made in response to Love Island’s July 25th episode, where Mitch took to the stage for the Grafties and allegedly showed bullying behaviour towards Abi.
While Love Island was the most complained about TV series of the year so far, it was topped by King Charles III: The Coronation which received 8,389 Ofcom complaints between 6 and 22 May – but is categorised under the TV feature section.
Following Love Island’s complaints was Channel 5’s The Jeremy Vine Show which recorded 2,250 complaints, with all of these coming from an episode that aired on March 13th.
Following on from this was Channel 4’s Naked Attraction with 1,413 Ofcom complaints as viewers complained it was extremely inappropriate to show naked adult bodies to teenagers on air.