Laura Whitmore hits out at 'Love Island' fans who criticise her

Laura Whitmore in Love Island promo
Laura Whitmore has hit back at claims she is 'overpaid' for Love Island. (ITV)

Laura Whitmore has hit out at Love Island fans who have been criticising her online.

Ahead of the reality show returning on Monday on ITV2, the host took to TikTok to address criticism from fans.

At the start of the video, she says: "Shall we get this out of the way, then we can enjoy the juicy bits! See ya Monday."

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She then started posting various criticism aimed at her starting with: "I think it's ridiculous that Laura flies back and forth — send the guests there!"

Irish model Laura Whitmore poses on the red carpet upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, in London, on March 13, 2022. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
Laura Whitmore poses on the red carpet. (AFP via Getty Images)

Whitmore wrote in response: "The villa is Mallorca and Aftersun is in London. This is the situation for any host, always has been. I have it in my contract to offset carbon emissions."

She also attacked criticism of what she is paid to host the show, comparing it to the reaction to her husband Iain Stirling who narrates it: "Firstly, Iain has never had attention on money he earns. Why don’t we like women earning money? I b****y wish I earned what was written in the press! I only get paid days I work."

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Whitmore also responded to those who call her "dull". She said: "Drama baby! If I was on hosting duties I would be having full on banter. But I can’t I need to stay as impartial as possible and trust the process. Last year with social distancing I couldn’t even give them a hug! And I am a hugger."

Whitmore is Love Island's second host, having taken over the role after Caroline Flack was arrested over allegations she had assaulted her boyfriend.

Laura Whitmore in 'Love Island' promo. (ITV)
Laura Whitmore is the host of Love Island. (ITV)

She took on the role permanently after Flack's death in February 2020.

In 2018, Love Island received the BAFTA TV Award for the Best Reality and Constructed Factual category.

Love Island begins at 9pm on Monday 6 June on ITV2.

Watch: Take a tour around the brand new Love Island villa