Laura Whitmore Responds To Comments Over ‘Invasive’ Questions
The Love Island presenter took to her Instagram Stories to set the record straight.
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Laura Whitmore has responded to the criticism that Sunday night’s Love Island Reunion received.
After the show aired, many viewers admitted that they were left feeling disappointed, taking to social media to brand the reunion ‘awkward’ and ‘boring’.
Taking to her Instagram stories, the presenter set out to clear up any misunderstandings viewers had of the show.
First addressing the ‘invasive’ questions she asked, Laura shared that each contestant is aware of the questions that they will be asked beforehand, with no one being forced to do anything they don’t feel comfortable doing.
Laura came under fire after multiple tweets claimed it was unfair that the presenter asked Islander Lillie Hayes about footballer Jack Grealish who she was linked to in the tabloids and in paparazzi shots.
Only just seen the – mainly dull – Love Island reunion but Laura Whitmore grilling Lillie over Jack Grealish pap pictures she saw online and pushing for a line takes her hypocrisy to a new level it’s actually comical 😅🤦♂️
— Jack Hardwick (@jackhardwick93) September 6, 2021
However, Laura went on to say:
“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.”
Addressing the reason why some viewers might have found the show ‘awkward’, Laura shared that this was the first year contestants were not served alcohol.
“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 some 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.”
Finally, Laura also addressed the rumours that Kaz was not invited to sit on the couch like other finalists, sharing:
After Sunday night’s reunion, a tearful Shannon Singh admitted that the show made her feel “humiliated” and that she felt the token award giving to her on the night was “kind of bullying!”
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