‘Sort it out’: Love Island viewers irked by ITV glitches during first episode

The Love Island winter cast of 2023 (ITV)

Frustrated Love Island viewers have called on ITV to “fix” its servers, after the network experienced multiple glitches during the premiere episode.

On Monday (16 January), millions tuned in to the debut episode of the 2023 winter edition of the British reality TV dating series.

However, midway through the broadcast, the screen went black on multiple occasions, even once flashing green, leaving many viewers confused and annoyed.

“Every time Love Island glitches, I keep thinking my TV is broken,” one viewer tweeted, with a second asking: “What’s up with this glitch?”

A third wrote: “ITV did someone forget to pay the wifi bill? This is GHETTO. Sort it out.”


Someone else commented: “I feel like I’m watching an illegal stream.”

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The Independent has contacted ITV for comment.

Love Island airs on weekdays on ITV2 at 9pm.