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Laura Whitmore Responds To 'Love Island' Reunion Criticism

Fionnuala .Jones
Fionnuala .Jones

11:10 7 Sep 2021


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"Shall I clarify a few other things?"

Laura Whitmore has responded to criticism of the Love Island reunion show.

The Irish presenter hosted the show on Sunday night, which saw this year’s contestants reunite for the first time since leaving the villa.

Viewers were critical of the show's format, while islanders Shannon Singh and Georgia Townsend also shared their disappointment following the reunion.

Taking to her Instagram Stories earlier this week, Whitmore shared a screenshot of a DM she received from a fan, who slammed her for asking the Islanders “invasive questions”.

Whitmore replied: “I insist everyone sees the questions before they go on air and are ok with it. I believe in choice, so nothing is ever asked without permission…”

In the next post, she wrote: “Shall I clarify a few other things?”

Addressing criticism over the seating arrangements on the night, Whitmore explained: “Hundreds of people work on Love Island. My job is not to organise seating arrangements. I barely know what seat I’m sitting in before the show as set changes so much.

“We invited Kaz to sit with Toby for his exes segment but she didn’t want to and it’s her choice to make.

"Everything is run through the Islanders beforehand. It’s all about choice!

“I only ask questions that are pre approved by the compliance division. A lot of meetings happen before I see the script and then I can add my voice.”

 

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Explaining the “awkwardness”, Whitmore said: “Unlike previous years, the Islanders weren’t allowed alcohol.

"Please remember they are just regular people who were nervous on live telly. I’m sure they would have loved a drink for the nerves.”

“I however had a large glass of wine before the show… Having spent the last two series of Celeb Juice not drinking, I owed it to myself!” she added.

 

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