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Maura Higgins slammed as 500 furious Love Island fans complain to Ofcom about her trying to kiss Tommy Fury

LOVE Island star Maura Higgins is the subject of nearly 500 complaints to telly watchdog Ofcom after she straddled Tommy Fury and tried to kiss him.

A staggering 486 viewers objected to her behaviour, which saw many calling for the "predator" to be removed for "sexually harassing" the boxer.

The uncomfortable scenes, which aired on Friday night, saw her forcing herself on the 20-year-old while he was stretched out on the sofa.

He was heard saying no and trying to swerve the kiss with viewers tweeting: "Maura is like a bloody predator. Forcing herself on Tommy like that is wrong."

Earlier in the evening, Maura asked Tommy if he wanted to get "frisky" under the covers and admitted he gave her "f***y flutters".

But red-faced Tommy said he wanted to "get to know her first" and would kiss her "when the time is right".

Refusing to take no for an answer, Maura came out to flirt with Tommy as he settled down for bed on the sofa later on.

The 20-year-old had to turn his head multiple times to stop Maura from kissing him - but she kept coming back for more.

Love Island has been the subject of 794 complaints since Friday - with a little over 300 viewers concerned at Lucie Donlan.

She broke down in tears on last night's show after Joe Garratt told her off for talking to boys in the villa.

He said: "I'm not happy with it. It's strange. I think it's time for you to get close with the girls."

Domestic violence charity Women's Aid today praised Love Island fans for complaining about Lucie's treatment.

The charity's Adina Claire said: "Controlling behaviour is never acceptable, and with Love Island viewers complaining to Ofcom in record numbers about Joe's possessive behaviour towards Lucie, more people are becoming aware of this and want to challenge it.

"Abusive relationships often start off with subtle signs of control, so it’s important that it is recognised at an early stage.

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"Love Island viewers are now very vocal in calling out unhealthy behaviour between couples on the show, and this is a positive development."

An Ofcom spokesperson said: “We will assess these complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.”

Earlier this week, Joe was left furious as Lucie appeared to flirt with Tommy Fury.

He told Amber: "She was just there with the girls and then they started whispering and she walked away. Like, I can see it."

Last year Adam Collard raised concerns about his "gaslighting" behaviourtowards Rosie Williams.

He was slammed by viewers for his treatment of his partner and Women's Aid urged fans to recognise the signs of emotional abuse.

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