A Love Island episode which sparked more than 700 complaints of alleged sexual harassment will not be investigated by Ofcom, the watchdog has confirmed.

The episode in question, broadcast on 14 June, saw ring girl Maura Higgins repeatedly attempting to kiss boxer Tommy Fury following her "bombshell" arrival into the Love Island villa.

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Coupled with Molly-Mae Hague at the time, Tommy declined her advances, but admitted to some of the male contestants the following day that his head was "torn" between the two women.

Ofcom said it received 726 complaints, with the "vast majority" – 709 – from viewers who alleged Maura had "sexually harassed" Tommy.


Now, the broadcasting watchdog has said it has assessed the complaints, taking into account the context of the situation, and will not be investigating further.

An Ofcom spokeswoman said: "While we recognise that many viewers disapproved of a contestant's behaviour in this episode, we took into account the context in which it occurred, including the nature of Maura and Tommy's relationship, before and after."

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The regulator said that all complaints about the episode had been "assessed under generally accepted standards".

Ofcom has received complaints about its Casa Amor recoupling episodes, which saw contestants Amber Gill and Amy Hart (pictured) in tears
Image: Ofcom is still assessing the show's Casa Amor recoupling episodes, which left contestants Amber Gill and Amy Hart (pictured) in tears

Ofcom is still assessing another episode, showing the fallout from an explosive recoupling, which received almost 200 complaints.

In the episode, which aired last week, contestants Amber Gill and Amy Hart were both left in tears after being dumped by their partners.

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