Almost 500 complaints made to Ofcom about Love Island contestant Maura Higgins 5 months ago

Almost 500 complaints made to Ofcom about Love Island contestant Maura Higgins

The lady from Longford has upset some people.

The BBC have reported that Ofcom, the UK's broadcasting watchdog, has received almost 500 complaints about Maura Higgins, the Love Island contestant from Longford.

Since arriving in the show, the Irishwoman's no-frills and honest nature has prove to be a hit with viewers but some people took umbrage with the advances she made to Tommy Fury during Friday night's episode.

During that particular moment, Higgins tries to kiss the boxer several times despite Tommy moving his face away from her as he lay on the sofa.

That moment upset 486 people who contacted the watchdog to complain.

Since airing, this season of the popular reality TV show has received 1,215 complaints in total. To put this figure into context, Ofcom received more than 2,600 complaints about the treatment of last year's Love Island contestant Dani Dyer.

That's just one participant in the show.

Speaking with the BBC, an Ofcom spokeswoman said: "We will assess these complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate."