Love Island star Faye Winter’s family has broken their silence on social media, after a receiving a slew of abuse over the weekend.
On Friday’s show, Faye was seen verbally attacking Teddy Soares over a clip she was shown of him telling Clarisse Juliettè that he found her ‘sexually attractive’ in Casa Amor.
This prompted a wash of fury from viewers, branding Faye a ‘gaslighter’, complaining to Ofcom, and demanding the situation be addressed by the show.
Backlash: Love Island star Faye Winter’s family has broken their silence on social media, after a receiving a slew of abuse over the weekend
Her Instagram account – which is being run by her family – remained silent in the aftermath, but posted a message on Sunday evening.
It read: ‘We understand that fans of Love Island have opinions on Friday night’s episode. While we don’t want to comment on the events of the show, we ask everyone to remember:
‘You are watching a highly edited TV show which is created for entertainment – you can never see the full picture.
‘Faye is human. She may not always get things right. There are human beings managing the islander’s social media pages who will be seriously effected by your comments. We ask that everyone please remembers this before commenting or messaging.
Repercussions: On Friday’s show, Faye was seen verbally attacking Teddy Soares over a clip she was shown of him telling Clarisse Juliettè that he found her ‘sexually attractive’ in Casa Amor
Plea: Her Instagram account – which is being run by her family – remained silent in the aftermath, but posted a message on Sunday evening
‘We make no apology for turning off comments, blocking and deleting, to protect the mental well-being of ourselves and Faye when she comes out. We would encourage anyone struggling to do the same thing.
‘We hope that we can all get back to enjoying the show together rom now on. Love team Faye x’
Faye appears to feel remorse for her behaviour, as she is seen admitting that she was in the wrong in clip that is to air on Monday night.
Speaking to Millie by the pool, Faye revealed she is thinking about apologising to Teddy for the way she handled the argument.
Feeling guilty? Faye has admitted she was in the wrong with regards to her vicious verbal attack on co-star Teddy
Faye said: ‘I feel bad, I feel like s**t that I blew up the way I did. I am sorry for what I [did]. There’s no excuse for it, the way I flew off the handle. I just want to move forward.
‘If anything, it’s made me realise what I want.’
Referencing the shock dumping that neither her or Teddy were involved with on Sunday night, Faye went on to add that had Teddy been dumped, she’d have left the villa with him.
‘It makes you realise that if he was stood there and went home I’d be like “well, that’s ok, because I’m off too!”‘ she said.
Didn’t deserve it: A clip from Sunday night’s episode of Aftersun showed her feeling regret over the way she handled their argument, which played out on Friday night’s show and is still causing ructions in the villa
Remorse: Speaking to Millie by the pool, Faye revealed she is thinking about apologising to Teddy for the way she handled the argument
Millie replied: ‘All you can say to Teddy is a genuine apology but he also needs to apolgise too.’
Faye’s rant – branded ‘horrendous’, ‘abusive’, and ‘gaslighting’ by fans of the show – resulted in the most expletive-ridden episode ever.
It reportedly saw contestants swear 125 times as Faye and Teddy came to blows.
In the now infamous exchange argument between the couple following the Movie Night challenge, Faye is said to have said ‘f**k’ 57 times.
It comes as a member of Teddy’s family has voiced their frustration at Faye’s behaviour in the villa and criticised her ‘bad attitude’.
Millie replied: ‘All you can say to Teddy is a genuine apology but he also needs to apolgise too’
According to The Sun, Faye swore a total of 75 times and also said ‘f**k’ an average of more than once a minute.
After hidden clips were aired to the villa that revealed the ‘sexual attraction’ comments Teddy, 26, made to former islander Clarisse Juliette, Faye, 26, sat down with Teddy for one final showdown in which she told him: ‘It’s so done it’s unreal.’
Teddy swore a total of 14 times during the episode, followed by Chloe Burrows with 10 swears and Jake Cornish on seven.
Meanwhile, Teddy’s cousin Tania Monteiro, 36, who lives in Portugal, has hit out at Faye following their argument and has reportedly called for her removal from the villa.
Heated: Love Island’s most expletive-ridden episode ever reportedly saw contestants swear 125 times as Faye screamed at Teddy
Argument: In the now infamous argument between the couple following the Movie Night challenge, Faye is said to have said ‘f**k’ 57 times
Speaking to The Sunday People, she said: ‘I don’t have words for what she has done.
‘Yesterday I said, you are not a girl I was thinking would be good for my cousin because he needs a girl with a little bit of attitude, but not a bad attitude, a passive woman, not an aggressive woman.’
During Friday’s episode, a heated Faye ended her romance with Teddy after the ‘sexual attraction’ comments he made to former islander Clarisse were shown on screen during the Movie Challenge.
‘Regardless of what was shown or said, I know my worth and this is done,’ she told the senior financial consultant, adding: ‘I’m glad that screen came out tonight, it tells me a lot about you.’
Speaking out: It comes as a member of Teddy’s family has voiced their frustration at Faye’s behaviour in the villa and criticised her ‘bad attitude’
Trying to reason with Faye, Teddy said: ‘If you don’t want to believe that I give a s**t about you… I’m less p**sed off about what you saw, and I’m more p**sed off about the way that you’ve reacted.’
But Faye still refused to budge, and walked away from the conversation, adding: ‘I’m done with this conversation. If you wanna speak about my reaction based on your actions, you can f**k off. My reaction was only based on your f**king actions, so f**k off.’
Their sit-down chat came at the end of the episode, after Teddy had tried numerous times to talk to Faye, who first signalled to Teddy that she was upset straight after the challenge when she flipped him the bird.
‘Do you know how childish that is?’ Teddy told Faye, to which she fired back: ‘Do I look like I give a f**k?’
Language: According to The Sun , Faye swore a total of 75 times and also said ‘f**k’ an average of more than once a minute
Teddy then tried to approach Faye while she was standing in the kitchen with other islanders, asking her: ‘Why am I getting a middle finger?’
‘Why are you talking to me?’ retorted Faye, adding: ‘I don’t want to speak to you because I’m being an adult and I don’t want to have a conversation right now.’
Approaching Faye for a second time minutes later, Teddy asked: ‘Are you done shouting?’ but Faye made it apparent she was still not ready to hear him out, saying: ‘If I was you I’d just keep walking Teddy, I have f**k all to say to you.’
The heated exchange led to some viewers complaining to Ofcom over Faye’s ‘gaslighting’ behaviour.
Faye told Teddy: ‘Regardless of what was shown or said, I know my worth and this is done’
Love Island bosses have since responded to the slew of viewer complaints for allowing Faye’s ‘verbal abuse’.
A series spokesperson said in a statement to the Mirror: ‘Welfare and duty of care towards our contributors is always our primary concern, and we take the emotional well-being of all the Islanders extremely seriously.
‘We have dedicated welfare producers and psychological support on hand at all times who monitor and regularly speak to all of the Islanders in private and off camera, especially if someone appears to be upset.
‘All the Islanders are therefore fully supported by the professionals on-site and by their friends in the villa.’
Drama: Faye also vented her frustration at fellow islanders Matthew Macnabb and Dale Mehmet during the drama-filled episode
LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Sharon Gaffka
Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport
Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me.
‘I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that.’
Name: Aaron Francis
Occupation: Luxury Events Host
Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that.
‘I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends.’
Name: Liberty Poole
Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student
Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy.
‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’
Name: Hugo Hammond
Occupation: PE Teacher
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.
‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’
Name: Liam Reardon
Are you competitive? ‘I am competitive to a certain extent. I’m not over the top. It’s always nice being a winner. If I’m in competition for a female, I want to try my best, but I won’t go too far out of my way. If she liked you that much she wouldn’t have to make a choice.’
Name: Jake Cornish
Occupation: Water Engineer
Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…
‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!’
Name: Kaz Kamwi
Occupation: Fashion Blogger
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’
Name: Chloe Burrows
Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you.’
Name: Faye Winter
Occupation: Letting Manager
What is her type on paper? ‘Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter. I’m like a five-year-old in a playground, if I like you, I will make a mockery of you and laugh and joke. That is my really terrible flirting skills. I need someone who can take that.’
Name: Rachel Finni
Occupation: Luxury travel specialist
Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve scraped the bottom of the dirtiest barrels, that’s how I describe my dating life. So I thought “why not? Let’s apply. If it happens, it happens”.’
Name: Lucinda Strafford
Occupation: Online fashion boutique owner
Which boy do you have your eye on? I really fancy Brad. And then possibly Liam. But obviously I’m open to getting to know any of the other boys.
AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker
Name: AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker
Occupation: Hair extension technician
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve had the worst luck with men. I feel like this is the one thing I haven’t tried. I thought why not? Let’s give it a go.’
Name: Georgia Townend
Occupation: Marketing executive
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve been single for a really long time. Five years. I haven’t done the maths but it’s at least that. I feel like I’ve exhausted all the other options on how to meet people.’
Name: Mary Bedford
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I have the worst luck, ever, with boys. Genuinely the worst ever. I always get dragged into the same circle of boys. So I was like, I need to go in another direction.’
Name: Kaila Troy
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘Real life dating has not been doing me any favours at all. I’ve had it.’
Name: Matthew Macnabb
Occupation: Strategic Marketing Consultant
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I feel like I’m pretty chilled and very adventurous. I’m very laid-back in the sense I like to laugh and I don’t care too much about what people think.’
Name: Amy Day
Why have you signed up for Love Island: I’m clearly not very good at dating myself. I’m looking forward to the experience and the potential of finding someone I might not have met.
Name: Lillie Haynes
From: South Shields
Occupation: Trainee accountant
Who have you got your eye on in the villa? I’ve definitely got my eye on Jake. He’s 100% the type of boy I would go for at home. It’s too good of a match not to just go for. Liam is definitely a dark horse for me, he’s like James Bond when you look at him, absolutely gorgeous. So he could be a very close second.
Name: Jack Barlow
From: East Sussex
Occupation: Racing driver/coach
Who have you got your eye on in the villa? I’m very much a connection type of person so I’ll be able to tell more in person. From what I’ve seen and going off their energy, Chloe has been top of my list. It’s been nice to see her be herself and not care what anyone thinks. I think she’ll be a lot of fun.
Name: Aaron Simpson
What is it like dating as a footballer? Does it make things easier or does it stand in the way? A lot of people have an assumption of me as being a typical player, but I got all of that out of my system when I was younger and now I’m a lot more laid-back when it comes to dating. A lot of people would assume that I go on lots of dates but I’m actually quite picky when it comes to who I date. Sometimes it can be hard to know if someone is genuine or not. My mum is really protective over me. The approval is always needed from mumsy, for sure.
Name: Brad McClelland
Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.
Name: Toby Aromolaran
Occupation: Semi-pro footballer
How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’
Name: Chuggs Wallis
Occupation: Hat entrepreneur
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I just feel like it’s now or never. I’m only 23 but I’m scared of aging. Especially as half of my last year of uni was taken away and we had so many fun plans. With Covid and the pandemic, I feel like I’ve missed a year of my youth, so I’m really gagging to get it all back.’
Name: Millie Court
Occupation: Fashion buyer’s administrator
Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve been single for over a year now. I’m ready to find ‘The One’. I’m very spontaneous and adventurous ‘
Name: Teddy Soares
Occupation: Senior financial consultant
What girl do you have your eye on? I want to get to know all of the girls. I’m not afraid to step on toes to get the girl I want.
Name: Abigail Rawlings
Location: Bournemouth (from Beaconsfield)
Occupation: Tattoo artist
Will you stir things up? ‘Even if I didn’t go in with the intention of stirring things up, it’ll happen regardless.’
Name: Tyler Cruickshank
Occupation: Estate agent
What will you bring to the villa? ‘More energy I think. I’m a person that doesn’t take myself too seriously. I like messing about. I like jokes. I’m not just going to be there just lazing around.’
Name: Medhy Malanda
Location: Luton (originally from Belgium)
Occupation: American footballer
What girl have you got your eye on? ‘Definitely Kaz. Kaz’s personality is fiery, she’s got energy, she’s funny and she’s got a beautiful smile and she’s a nice girl in general.’
Name: Salma Naran
Occupation: Model and Influencer
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve never been in love. What better place to have a tunnel vision and really finding your one? ‘
Name: Harry Young
Occupation: Car Salesman
What girl have you got your eye on? ‘Kaz has always been in my top three. But once I’m in there and speaking with people, it could change.’
Name: Clarisse Juliette
Occupation: Brand owner/influencer
Who have you got you eye on in the villa? Teddy – he’s tall, confident and smooth. I don’t like horrible, cocky guys. If they are honest, that’s what I’d prefer
Name: Dale Mehmet
Will you step on toes to get who you want? It is what it is, isn’t it? I’m not a bad guy who is going to steal somebody’s girl. But if I want something then I’m going to pursue it. I would go about it all in the right way. Everybody would be well aware of what I was doing.
Name: Sam Jackson
Occupation: Maintenance engineer
Will you step on toes to get who you want? That doesn’t bother me. I’m happy to step on someone’s toes to get what I want. If that’s what I’ve got to do, I’ve got to do it. I am looking forward to meeting the boys as well, I’m a proper lads’ lad. I see myself getting on with the boys as well – it’ll be good to meet some new people and get a few bromances going!
Name: Priya Gopaldas
Occupation: Med student
Who is your celebrity crush? This is a very strange answer but Boris Johnson. I have a soft spot for him. It’s the confidence but he is a total sweetheart on the inside and that’s what I like in a boy. He’s the prime minister, very driven but then on the inside he’s a cuddly bear. I also love his blonde hair, that does it for me!