Laura Whitmore is opening up about the negative aspects of working on Love Island. Sharing her discomfort as she was unable to ask contest how they were feeling during difficult moments on the show.
As the Wicklow woman told The Sunday Times : “I hate having anything I’m not allowed to say. I couldn’t ask Love Islanders if they were okay.”
“It is hard. Your face is the front of the show but I am one tiny person and have no producing role so I couldn’t say if I didn’t think something was okay.”
As for if she thinks young people should be watching the popular reality show, Laura shared how it isn’t a bad idea for parents to watch with them and discuss the behaviour they see.
As she explained: “If your child is watching, maybe you should watch it with them and have a conversation. A friend watched with her daughter and told her that it is not okay to say certain things.”
“I question things a lot, even if I don’t do it publicly, people would rather I didn’t. It’s difficult doing that when you work on the show.”
Announcing her exit from the show last month, Laura kept things fairly vague as to why she was leaving, citing, “certain elements of the show” as very difficult and scheduling conflicts.
But now recently opened up, and shared some more details with fans.
Telling ES Magazine: “Love Island is a show that I love to watch, and I always want to work on shows that I enjoy. But there’s nothing more that I can do with it. There are parameters.”
“When you work on the show, you can’t really talk about certain things. But I’m really proud of what I did, and proud to leave on what I think has been a brilliant series, with great winners.”