LOVE Island bosses are bracing themselves for a record number of Ofcom complaints after an episode descended into “soft porn.”
The cast dressed in fantasy costumes to perform lap dances in an attempt to raise heart rates during Tuesday night’s show.
But ITV2 has faced a viewer backlash after the challenge led to scenes showing graphic touching and mimicking of sex acts.
This year’s series has already attracted nearly 500 official complaints.
One viewer wrote online: “This season it’s just straight up soft porn.”
Another added: “Soft porn on ITV! How low can you go!”
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And a third agreed: “I have a feeling Ofcom are going to get so many complaints.”
The scenes aired around 9.30pm — thirty minutes after the watershed.
They included Davide Sanclimenti, 27, kissing 21-year-old Danica Taylor’s behind and touching Ekin-Su Cülcüloglu’s underwear.
Jacques O’Neill, 23, mimicked a sex act using a policeman’s truncheon.
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A host of Islanders sucked on each others’ fingers to simulate graphic acts.
Gemma Owen, 19, daughter of ex-England footie ace Michael Owen, 42, gyrated over the men in a sexy corset with a riding crop.
Her dad tweeted an emoji hiding its eyes.
Some 200 fans have filed age-gap complaints over Gemma’s coupling up with Davide.
One female viewer tweeted: “Is it legal for a 19 year old to be doing this to grown men on national TV? Hello @Ofcom.”