ITV boss Kevin Lygo thinks viewers should “chill out” about controversial footage of a couple having sex on dating show Love Island, saying it was “just a bit of fun”.
Forty complaints from viewers are currently being considered by Ofcom after producers decided to air the intimate ‘above the sheets’ encounter between 19-year-old Emma-Jane Woodham and 28-year-old Terry Walsh at just ten minutes after the watershed earlier this summer.
Lygo told the Edinburgh Television Festival that the context and tone of the show were important, saying: “Love Island was fun and a laugh. It’s a great big enormous production every day and it was a tremendous triumph for us. I don’t think there was anything wrong with that.
“I don’t think you can see anything, it was all implied and people were laughing at it. I think the context for these sorts of things is very important. And I think it was just a bit of fun.
“I think, just chill out, it’s fine.”