Laura Whitmore has hit back at trolls, answering their prying comments in a video she uploaded to social media.
Laura is the host of hit reality dating show Love Island which kicked off f earlier this week. Since taking over the show a year and a half ago Laura has been receiving comments about her salary, presenting skills, and more.
In a video she shared on video app TikTok Laura put to rest some of the most common comments she receives from trolls.
“Shall we get this out of the way, then we can enjoy the juicy bits!” she said.
In the video she addressed questions such as: “I think it’s ridiculous that Laura flies back and forth – send the guests there!”
To which Laura explained: “The villa is Mallorca and Aftersun is London. This is the situation for any host, always has been. I have it in my contract to offset carbon emissions”
Another common comment was: “Laura has the easiest job on the telly! She gets paid £50k a minute. It’s an outrage”
Laura responded with: “Firstly, Iain has never had attention on money he earns. Why don’t we like women earning money?”
@thewhitmore Getting all of this out of the way now ahead of a summer of love so we can spend our time talking about the real juicy stuff 💓 #loveisland ♬ Love Island – Fatboy Slim
“I b****y wish I earned what was written in the press! I only get paid days I work”
Laura also addressed claims that she’s ‘too old’ to host the show, saying:
“I don’t plan to date the Love Islanders. I am the HOST. Age means experience and it’s a privilege”
You can catch Love Island tonight at 9pm on Virgin Media One.