Laura Whitmore has hit again at former Love island contestant Rachel Finni who slated her presenting abilities.
The 36-year-old Irish TV presenter seemed to be left shocked and aghast when 29-year-old Rachel accused her of being a below-average host and urged Laura solely ever received her half on Love Island as a result of she’s married to point out narrator Iain Stirling, 34.
Laura has hosted Love Island since January 2020 – when the primary and as but solely winter version of the present aired – taking the reins from the late Caroline Flack who tragically took her personal life aged 40 one month later.
Rachel urged different established TV presenters have been missed in favour of Laura to exchange Caroline as she mentioned her time on Love Island on Murad Merali’s YouTube channel.
Rebecca advised the host: “I’m kind of gutted Laura Whitmore is hosting it though, I thought we’d get a Maya Jama or AJ Odudu.”
She then cuttingly quipped: “The benefits you get from being married to the narrator, ‘cause she’s not a great host.”
Clearly Rachel’s feedback struck a nerve as Laura then issued a rambling assertion through Instagram Stories as she fielded questions from followers and the subject of Love Island was inevitably raised.
Defending herself, the mild-mannered TV star stated: “I’m not going to provide an excessive amount of vitality to it as a result of there’s at all times stuff like this and also you form of simply brush it off however I believe we must be cautious after we talk about ladies and their work.
‘I’ve labored in telly for 14 years. I gained a contest to be the face of MTV and have stayed working from job to job.
“I’ve done incredible things all over the world, I’ve worked with the best teams, but I’ve never got a job because of a guy I dated.”
She continued: “And it’s horrible when you see if coming from other women because for so many years women have talked about who they are going out with.
“They’re only defined by who they are going out with, despite all the work and build up leading up to that and they are their own individual person, with their own experience.”
She added: “It’s a shame because I think we’re never really going to have full power and empowerment as a sex if we keep doing that.”
YouTuber Murad, nonetheless, additionally didn’t maintain Laura in excessive regard and stated her appointment because the host of the present reeked of nepotism.
While followers of Love Island have been divided over Laura’s internet hosting abilities since she took management of the present again in January 2020 – with some complaining she doesn’t characteristic on the present sufficient, whereas some critics branded her internet hosting abilities as “rubbish”.
Fans gained’t have too lengthy to see Laura again in motion within the solar, nonetheless, as Love Island is because of return on Monday 6 June on ITV2.
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