OFCOM received 3,617 complaints about Love Island in just one week.

The complaints came amid the fallout from 'movie night', during which contestants on the ITV dating show saw footage of their partners being tempted by newcomers or being unfaithful.

Some 129 complaints were made after former Ponteland High School pupil Adam Collard reentered the Majorcan villa and on Cumbrian rugby pro Jacques O'Neill's wellbeing in the lead up to and during his departure from the island.

In a never-before twist, Newcastle-based gym owner and personal trainer Adam, 26, made a shock return to screens after starring in the fourth series of the popular show in 2018, earning the title of the programme's most infamous bombshell.

He is now coupled up with Welsh paramedic Paige Thorne - formerly the partner of Jacques.

A total of 2,481 complaints were made about an episode on Sunday relating to alleged misogynistic behaviour by some of the male islanders.

And an additional 427 complaints were made about spin-off show Aftersun, which airs straight after the main programme, with the majority relating to comments made about Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and the treatment of ex-islander Jacques during his interview with host Laura Whitmore.

Responding to the complaints, ITV said: “We had various measures in place to ensure Jacques’ welfare was prioritised at all times ahead of and during his appearance on Aftersun.

“Should an islander not wish to participate in the Aftersun recording, we would always respect that decision.”

Some 413 people also complained about further alleged bullying and misogynistic behaviour on Monday's episode, while the episode on July 15 prompted 167 complaints - the majority relating to footage of Ekin-Su and bombshell George Tasker during Casa Amor.

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom said: “We are assessing the complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.”

It comes after domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid confirmed it is in talks with ITV after viewers expressed concern over “misogyny and controlling behaviour” demonstrated by some of the male contestants.

ITV said in a statement: “We cannot stress highly enough how seriously we treat the emotional wellbeing of all of our islanders."