Love Island slammed with Ofcom complaints over Jacques – and furious heart rate challenge fix row | The Sun

LOVE Island has been hit with more Ofcom complaints over Jacques O'Nelil's "cruel" comment about Paige Thorne.

Fans stepped in to defend Paige on Twitter after he made the remark on the first day of Casa Amor.


He said it to the boys in the bedroom, after waking up next to a new crop of Love Island bombshells.

Laughing Jacques turned to the lads, and shouted: "Paige who?"

Just two days before, he issued a grovelling apology to the paramedic for being angry at her following the heart rate challenge.

His heart had raced more for his ex Gemma Owen during the sexy dancing task – which fans said must have been fixed – and he later told off Paige for saying the results had hurt her feelings.

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His behaviour has now sparked a flurry of complaints with 69 people reaching out to telly watchdog Ofcom.

A spokesperson told The Sun: "Most of the complaints related to Jacques’ behaviour towards Paige, while some related to the ‘dirty dancing challenge."

It comes after Love Island was hit with 800 Ofcom complaints in one month from furious fans complaining about bullying and age gaps.

Meanwhile, last night viewers saw Paige sobbing after a Casa Amor boy revealed he wasn't a fan of how Jacques had been treating her.

Samuel told Paige: "What I believe is that it’s quite clear you like him more than he likes you.

"It’s not just that, he is aware of it.

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"Which is why, in a sense, he has had power in different ways in the relationship that you may not have realised."

Samuel added: "I’ve had crazy feelings for this person to the point where I’ve let them disrespect me. That’s something that’s happening between you two."

Paige simply responded: "You feel he's disrespecting me?"

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Samuel continued: "He has disrespected you in scenarios where he shouldn’t have done. If they’ve put a girl in there that is confident, is very flirtatious and as good looking as you, his head could potentially turn.

"Because he’s that type of guy. He’s one of those where, in a flirty situation, he’s definitely flirting back."

While Paige kept her cool during the conversation, she later ended up in tears as she questioned her relationship with rugby player Jacques.


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