Laura Whitmore has sought to say goodbye to her former paymaster ITV, claiming she was prevented from checking the health of Love Island contestants during the show.
Whitmore announced her departure from the ITV2 ratings juggernaut in August after a brief two-and-a-half-year stint as host as the show suffered an inevitable production setback caused by the coronavirus pandemic. confirmed.
The 37-year-old host is now preparing to fill Lily Allen’s shoes with a new series of West End Play 2.22: A Ghost Story, but is still subject to restrictions imposed on her by the Love Island boss. It is said to exist
Statement: Laura Whitmore sought to bid farewell to ITV after claiming she was unable to check on the health of Love Island contestants during her time on the show.
Speaking to The Sunday Times, Whitmore said he was not allowed to check the mental health of contestants on the show’s Spanish villa distance and that he had no power to comment on what he thought was objectionable. I pretend I felt it
She said: “I hate doing things I’m not allowed to say. I couldn’t ask the Love Islanders if they’re okay.”
Whitmore’s comments follow other criticism of the dating show, which has been plagued by claims of misogyny, bullying and an ethnic imbalance in favor of white contestants.
General: Whitmore confirmed her departure from ITV2’s rated Juggernaut in August after a brief two-and-a-half-year stint as host
She added: Your face is in front of the show, but I’m small and I don’t have a producer role, so I couldn’t say if something didn’t seem right.
“If your child is watching, maybe you should watch them and have a conversation with them. A friend was watching with her daughter and told her not to say certain things.
“I question things a lot. Even if I don’t, people would rather I didn’t. It’s hard to do that when you’re working on a show.” It is.
Dream job: Whitmore claims she’s loving her time as Love Island host despite her insecurities
Tragic: Flack, who presented Love Island from its 2015 relaunch until 2019, then took his own life in February 2020, raising even more questions about the show.
Despite her misgivings, Whitmore claims she enjoyed her time as a Love Island host. In December 2019, longtime host Caroline Flack tied the knot with boyfriend Lewis Burton. After resigning pending trial on domestic violence charges, she won the job under difficult circumstances.
Flack, who presented Love Island from its relaunch in 2015 until 2019, then took his own life in February 2020, sparking further questions about the show and calls for it to be cancelled.
“I will always be grateful for all the support Caroline has given me,” added Whitmore. We were doing live shows while we were hosting
“That first series was one of the toughest. A lot of it was survival.”
Exciting: Whitmore (far left) is set to replace Lily Allen in new West End play 2.22: A Ghost Story.
Whitmore previously admitted that he didn’t like not being able to “talk about certain things” while hosting the show.
She told The Evening Standard: But there is nothing more that can be done. It has parameters.
“When I’m working on a show, I can’t talk about specific things. I think
MailOnline has contacted Love Island representatives for further comment.