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RTÉ has received a string of complaints and 'negative feedback' on the Late Late Valentine's special

Over 300 people have called or emailed to give negative feedback about the show.

THE LATE LATE Show Valentine’s Special received 10 formal complaints, and hundreds of calls and emails with negative feedback since it aired on Friday.

This yearly edition of the show features an audience of single people from across the country looking to find love.

There was a version of Blind Date, a kiss cam on show and audience members were given a free hamper from Durex on Friday night’s programme.

kiss cam Source: RTÉ Player

There were also segments in which audience members asked some of their most pressing questions about sex, and another segment where a couple were plucked from the audience and ate an assortment of unpleasant things.

Source: The Late Late Show/YouTube

A statement from RTÉ confirmed that, along with the 10 formal complaints, the show received 176 calls and 120 emails “offering negative feedback about the programme”.

In regard to the formal complaints, all of them will be responded to within 20 days.

A total of 568,400 people tuned in to the show on Friday, with RTÉ One getting a 46% share of the audience that night.

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