Laura Whitmore hits back at Love Island star

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Laura Whitmore hits back at Love Island star credit:Bang Showbiz
Laura Whitmore hits back at Love Island star credit:Bang Showbiz

Laura Whitmore has hit back at claims she only got the 'Love Island' job because of her husband Iain Stirling.

The 35-year-old TV presenter took over the hosting role from Caroline Flack but former contestant Rachel Finni blasted Laura's presenting skills and said he only managed to get the job because her spouse is the narrator.

Speaking on Murad Merali's YouTube channel, Rachel said: "I'm kind of gutted Laura Whitmore is hosting it though, I thought we'd get a Maya Jama or AJ Odudu.

"The benefits you get from being married to the narrator, cos let's be honest she's not a great host.

"It is straight up nepotism. I think she suits 'Countdown', I'm not trying to be rude. 'The Weakest Link'. An afternoon game show at 2pm.

"When you think Love Island you don't think Laura Whitmore."

However, Laura took to Instagram to defend herself and hit out at Rachel.

She fumed: "I'm not going to give too much energy to it because there's always stuff like this and you kind of just brush it off but I think we need to be careful when we discuss women and their work.

"I've worked in telly for 14 years. I won a competition to be the face of MTV and have stayed working from job to job.

"I've done incredible things all over the world, with the best teams, but I've never got a job because of a guy I dated.

"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.

"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."

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