Love Island is back and tonight, the new ‘winter series’ kicked off on ITV as those watching at home tuned in to see 10 sexy singletons enter the South African villa. However, as viewers tuned in to get their fix, the broadcaster suffered technical issues and froze.
As the nation gathered for the first episode of Love Island, ITV failed to deliver the show.
It came as many fans, who chose to tune into the new series on the ITV hub experienced the video footage freezing, glitching and then a messaged popped up on screen.
It read: “Sorry! This video isn’t available right now. Check out our Shows section for more great programmes.”
Despite the broadcasters efforts to persuade viewers to watch something else, viewers took to social media to fume.
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One said: “it would be virgin media to turn the screen black #loveisland.”
“Not the time for ITV 2 to start freezing #LoveIsland,” someone else commented.
A third added: “why is itvhub not working on the biggest night of the year please #loveisland.”
“Did it just glitch #LoveIsland,” one viewer asked while another suggested: “Hi ITV please ok like I know it’s crashed but I can’t go to bed not being on time for the tweets and stuff @itvstudios save us please #LoveIsland.”
“F*** SAKE OF COURSE ITV2 IS BROKEN,” a tweet read.
One even joked at it being the work of Caroline Flack: “ Flack sabotaging ITV player you hate to see it #LoveIsland.”
This is the first season where Caroline hasn’t presented the show, instead Laura Whitmore has replaced her.
As for whether or not Laura’s appearance has been well-received b those watching at home, she has gained good feedback.
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“Laura whitmore is better than caroline flack. #loveisland,” one said.
Another added: “I prefer Laura Whitnore to Caroline Flack tbh #LoveIsland,” while a third commented: “I actually like Laura Whitmore #LoveIsland.”
Tonight, the first five girls entered the villa and after settling in, the boys arrived.
One by one, the boys were invited into the villa where they were coupled up with a girl each.
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