Laura Whitmore has urged people to make complaints to ITV over Love Island reunion
‘I’ve been asked by ITV for you to contact them’
Since the Love Island 2021 reunion episode aired at the weekend, viewers have made it pretty clear they have a number of complaints about the show. It’s been branded “awkward”, “boring” and a “waste of time” and even the Islanders themselves have been slating it.
Now, Laura Whitmore has literally urged people to get in touch with ITV with their issues. Starting an Instagram post with “So I’ll always be honest with you” the host of the show suggested she has been inundated with complaints from Love Island reunion viewers, that she isn’t able to comment on. She then went on to give people with any issues the exact information they need to make a formal complaint and where to direct their questions about the episode.
“As a TV host I do my job. I don’t get to make editorial decisions,” she began. “There’s a whole team that do that. So I’ve been asked by ITV for you to contact them by emailing [email protected] for any editorial questions and they will respond. Some things I can answer other things I can’t because I’m not in those meetings. I just do my job as best I can.” She signed of the message with a heart and tagged ITV.
Laura previously spoke out about the criticism the episode had received. “Hundreds of people work on Love Island”, she said. “My job is not to organise seating arrangements. I barely know what seat I’m in before the show as set changes so much. We invited Kaz to sit with Toby for his exes segment but she didn’t want to and it’s her choice to make. Everything is run through with the Islanders beforehand. It’s all about choice!”
However this has sparked even more people to speak out about the show, saying Laura has “missed the mark” with her statement. Laura continued: “I only ask questions that are pre approved by the compliance division. A lot of meetings happen before I see the script and then I can add my voice.”
In a poll held by The Tab, so far 93 per cent of readers have said they didn’t enjoy the episode. Vote in the poll here:
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