A TV channel in UK is under fire from members of public for one of its programmes that follows lives of couples with big age difference. Viewers have accused Channel 5 series Age Gap Love of "normalising grooming". The complaints came after show that documented the relationship of couple who got together when man was 44 and his partner was 16. The man was originally a friend of 16-year-old's mother. He became friendly with the daughter when she was child and started dating her when she turned 16. After this episode was aired, the channel received flood of complaints from viewers who slammed the show for "making this concept seem normal".
The couple in show are married and have two children. He is now 47 and she is 19. The man said: "I was concerned what people would think. It's big gap. It's a generation gap. So it's like, what are people going to think?" His wife also spoke about relationship. She said: "The age doesn't really bother me. It never has done. I don't see him as old man, or my dad, or anything like that. He's just sensitive - like big teddy bear." She added: "I've always wanted to have family, so I just thought he would be perfect man." Life has not been easy for the couple. When they first started dating, they received lot of abuse from neighbours and local community and had to move to another city.