Love Islands Faye admits she is fiery and insists she knows how to deal with things better now

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Love Island star Faye Winter has admitted that she is "fiery" and has insisted that she knows how to "deal with things" better now.

Speaking in her first joint interview with Teddy Soares, 26, after they finished in third place on Monday's final, Faye, also 26, said that the show had taught her to "be vulnerable" and "let her guard down".

It comes after Love Island received nearly 25,000 Ofcom complaints following an explosive row between Faye and Teddy earlier this month.

Talking about their reconciliation since the argument and how their romance has gone from strength-to-strength, the couple discussed what "works" about their relationship.

Faye admitted: "I’m so fiery and Teddy is so cool. He is the coolest guy I know and I’m so fiery. He chills me out."

To which Teddy commented: "I’m the ice to her fire to be honest! Overall we have so much fun together, we take the p*** out of each other and we have our affectionate moments.

"We’ve got such a fine balance. Even the arguing, I think that’s healthy in every relationship. It’s just how you deal with it."

Faye added: "That’s why when we made up I said to him I can’t sit here and promise you that that won’t happen again because I can’t say that I won’t argue and I won’t shout.

"That’s not something that’s in me. I am a fiery person. Obviously, I know how to deal with things better now."

Speaking further about their Love Island experience, the couple admitted that it had taught them the importance of being "vulnerable".

Faye said: "Mine has been an amazing journey with Teddy and he’s taught me a lot about myself. I’ve also learnt a lot about myself through the whole experience and journey from start to finish.

"The only way you can get anywhere in life and to be able to be happy with someone is to be able to let your guard down and be vulnerable. As hard as that may be. This experience has definitely taught me that."

While Teddy added: "It’s been more than I would have asked for and expected. No regrets from what I’ve done and where we’ve come from in the villa; from the beginning all the way through to the end.

"It’s taught me how vulnerable I can be and I think it’s very important for all men to tap into that side of themselves as opposed to kind of just being macho and running away from situations."

The couple also sweetly revealed that their "next step" will be getting a place together but they both insisted that they will still also have their "own space" so they can spend time apart until they want to be with each other "fully".

It comes after ITV boss, Kevin Lygo, has defended the number of Love Island complaints from the 2021 series.

The hit ITV2 dating show ended on Monday, where Millie Court and Liam Reardon were crowned the winners, and during the latest season it received nearly 25,000 Ofcom complaints following Faye and Teddy's row.

The two Islanders were caught in a feud earlier this month during a brutal movie night challenge and the British regulating service Ofcom confirmed that a staggering 24,763 people complained about Faye's fiery outrage towards Teddy.

Speaking at Edinburgh TV Festival, ITV's Director of Television, Lygo, said he is "not so worried" about the amount of complaints but more so the topic of complaint.

He commented: "The thing about complaints these days is every week there is a new most-complained-about show. It’s very easy now to complain, it wasn’t so long ago you had to go to the post office and get a stamp and now it’s the click of a button.

"I’m not so much worried about how many complain as what they are complaining about.

"With duty of care, I think improvements across the board have been made and we are the gold standard, Ofcom took our recommendations and made them what should be done."

Lygo continued: "The ratings go up when there is a bit of conflict and it is an area where you have to take a bit of editorial judgment.

"I think generally speaking they get the tone right, people do shout at other people, as long as it's not physically threatening, it's not too inflammatory, it's okay. But for some people, it might have stepped too far."

Lygo also hit back at claims that Love Island has "peaked", saying that there are "many years left in it".

Earlier this month, Ofcom confirmed that a staggering 24,763 people complained about Faye's fiery outrage towards Teddy following an explosive row in the villa.

An Ofcom spokesperson said at the time: "We've received a high volume of complaints about last week's Love Island, which is consistent with a trend of growing complaints about high-profile TV shows.

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"We are carefully assessing the complaints we've received before deciding whether or not to investigate."

Following the row, Faye apologised to Teddy for her behaviour, saying: "I want to say first and foremost, no beating around the bush, I am really sorry for the way I spoke to you. Like really sorry.

"There's no excuse for the way I spoke to you or raised my voice, no one should have someone speak to them like that. For me to react like that, I do obviously care about you a lot, a lot."

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