Love Island fans furious as technical failure by ITV ruins watching 2019 premiere

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ITV may have to do some serious grafting to win over Love Island fans after some technical problems ruined the series premiere.

Fans have been waiting ten long months for Caroline Flack’s return to the villa for 2019’s first coupling ceremony, but many of the show’s loyal fans complained they couldn’t watch the series opener via the ITV Hub on Monday (June 3).

Viewers reported a variety of issues occurring on the ITV Hub, including endless buffering, repeated requests for password resets and an endless loop of the Love Island premiere’s title sequence:

ITV responded by publicly apologising to viewers for the “delays”, blaming any slow response to viewer complaints on social media and email to “high load” during Love Island‘s premiere.

Unfortunately, this is the third major ITV show to encounter technical trouble within the last week alone.

Last Friday night (May 31), Virgin subscribers missed the last few performers during the fifth Britain’s Got Talent live semi final, and then were blocked from seeing an entire Coronation Street episode revealing the Underworld culprit due to technical trouble.

In that case, the technical issue was resolved by the time Britain’s Got Talent returned for its results show by 9.30pm, but there were fans questioning the voting result since Virgin viewers missed the last few acts.

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Love Island will continue on Tuesday (June 4) on ITV2, and you can (hopefully) catch up on the show now via ITV Hub.


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