Laura Whitmore claims she ‘wasn’t allowed’ to ask Love Island contestants if they were OK


Laura Whitmore has aimed a parting shot at her former ITV paymasters by claiming she was prevented from checking on the wellbeing of Love Island contestants throughout her time on present. 

Whitmore confirmed her departure from the ITV2 scores juggernaut in August after a quick two-and-a-half yr spell as host, throughout which the present suffered inevitable manufacturing setbacks brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The presenter, 37, is now getting ready to fill Lily Allen‘s sneakers in a brand new run of West Finish play 2.22: A Ghost Story, however says she’s nonetheless affected by the restrictions positioned upon her by Love Island bosses. 

Speaking out: Laura Whitmore has aimed a parting shot at ITV by claiming she was prevented from checking on the wellbeing of Love Island contestants during her time on show

Speaking out: Laura Whitmore has aimed a parting shot at ITV by claiming she was prevented from checking on the wellbeing of Love Island contestants during her time on show

Talking out: Laura Whitmore has aimed a parting shot at ITV by claiming she was prevented from checking on the wellbeing of Love Island contestants throughout her time on present

Talking to The Sunday Instances, Whitmore claims she was not allowed to examine on the psychological well being of contestants within the present’s distant Spanish villa and felt powerless to voice an opinion concerning something she felt was unacceptable. 

She stated: ‘I hate having something I’m not allowed to say. I couldn’t ask Love Islanders if they were OK.

Whitmore’s feedback observe additional criticism of the relationship present, which was dogged by accusations of misogyny, bullying and claims of an ethnic imbalance that favours straight white contestants. 

All over: Whitmore confirmed her departure from the ITV2 ratings juggernaut in August after a brief two-and-a-half year spell as host

All over: Whitmore confirmed her departure from the ITV2 ratings juggernaut in August after a brief two-and-a-half year spell as host

Throughout: Whitmore confirmed her departure from the ITV2 scores juggernaut in August after a quick two-and-a-half yr spell as host 

She added: ‘It’s exhausting. Your face is the entrance of the present however I’m one tiny particular person and haven’t any producing function so I couldn’t say if I didn’t suppose one thing was OK. 

‘In case your youngster is watching, perhaps it is best to watch it with them and have a dialog. A pal watched together with her daughter and instructed her that it’s not OK to say sure issues.

‘I query issues quite a bit, even if I don’t do it publicly, individuals would fairly I didn’t. It’s tough doing that once you work on the present.’ 

Dream job: Despite her misgivings Whitmore insists she loved her time as Love Island host, a job she won in difficult circumstances after long-term host Caroline Flack stood down

Dream job: Despite her misgivings Whitmore insists she loved her time as Love Island host, a job she won in difficult circumstances after long-term host Caroline Flack stood down

Dream job: Regardless of her misgivings Whitmore insists she beloved her time as Love Island host, a job she received in tough circumstances after long-term host Caroline Flack stood down

Tragic: Flack, who served as Love Island presenter from its 2015 relaunch until 2019, subsequently took her own life in February 2020, raising further questions about the show

Tragic: Flack, who served as Love Island presenter from its 2015 relaunch until 2019, subsequently took her own life in February 2020, raising further questions about the show

Tragic: Flack, who served as Love Island presenter from its 2015 relaunch till 2019, subsequently took her personal life in February 2020, elevating additional questions concerning the present

Regardless of her misgivings Whitmore insists she beloved her time as Love Island host, a job she received in tough circumstances after long-term host Caroline Flack stood down in December 2019 whereas awaiting trial for an alleged home assault in opposition to boyfriend Lewis Burton. 

Flack, who served as Love Island presenter from its 2015 relaunch till 2019, subsequently took her personal life in February 2020, elevating additional questions concerning the present and prompting requires its cancellation. 

‘I’ll all the time be glad about how a lot help Caroline gave me,’ Whitmore added. ‘The primary yr I did the present, I used to be surviving the trauma of shedding somebody and maintaining it collectively and doing a reside present. 

‘That first sequence was one of many hardest issues, plenty of it was survival.’ 

Whitmore has beforehand admitted she didn’t like not having the ability to ‘speak about sure issues’ whereas presenting the present.   

MailOnline has contacted a Love Island consultant for additional remark. 

Exciting: Whitmore (far left) is now preparing to fill Lily Allen's shoes in a new run of West End play 2.22: A Ghost Story

Exciting: Whitmore (far left) is now preparing to fill Lily Allen's shoes in a new run of West End play 2.22: A Ghost Story

Thrilling: Whitmore (far left) is now getting ready to fill Lily Allen’s sneakers in a brand new run of West Finish play 2.22: A Ghost Story


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