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Love Island is so smutty that teens are too embarrassed to watch the hit reality show with their parents, instead streaming it on their smartphones
- Love Island is so smutty teens are too embarresed to watch it with their parents
- Instead, they are watching the raunchy show on their mobile smartphones
- The dating programme has been dubbed the most vulgar series in TV history
Reality show Love Island is so smutty that teenagers are ashamed to watch it with their parents. Instead, they stream it on their smartphones, according to a leading television executive.
The dating programme, dubbed the most vulgar series in TV history, sees scantily-clad singletons live together in a villa on Majorca for two months.
But the series, which aired on ITV2, is not parent-friendly, the broadcaster’s chairman admitted yesterday.
Reality show Love Island is so smutty that teenagers are ashamed to watch it with their parents. Instead, they stream it on their smartphones
Sir Peter Bazalgette told the Creative Cities convention in Leeds: ‘With Love Island at ITV we knew why we had so many people watching it on mobile phones and laptops. They didn’t want to watch it with their parents. I don’t blame them.’
He had earlier told of how even those ‘who are not watching telly’ love ITV’s programmes, explaining: ‘Often they like them on their mobile devices and not at a time of our choosing. That’s fine, we will work with that, that’s a business proposition for the future.’
Love Island pulled in audiences from across all age groups – but many were horrified by graphic sexual content.
The dating programme, dubbed the most vulgar series in TV history, sees scantily-clad singletons live together in a villa on Majorca for two months. Pictured: TV executive Sir Peter Bazalgette
In last year’s tawdry series, four couples had sex on TV in just one night, including bomb disposal expert Camilla Thurlow.
The 29-year-old, once linked to Prince Harry after she supposedly caught his eye in 2014, had sex in the communal bedroom with Calvin Klein model Jamie Jewitt.
Nearly 100 complaints were made about the 2017 ITV2 series, including 26 about it being incompatible with ‘generally accepted standards’. But Ofcom ruled that the 2million viewers who regularly tune in expect to see some adult content.
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