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Lovely island Laura Whitmore dismisses critics who claim this year’s Love Island has got off to a 'slow start'

'Then week four, Casa Amor. Bam! Everyone’s into it and they say it’s the best year so far.'

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Laura Whitmore (Ian West/PA)

Laura Whitmore (Ian West/PA)

Laura Whitmore (Ian West/PA)

Laura Whitmore has dismissed critics who claim this year’s Love Island has got off to a “slow start”. 

The presenter, who hosts the popular ITV2 series told The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan on Friday, “Oh, they say that every year!”

The 36-year-old Bray native explained that her husband Iain Stirling, who is the show’s narrator, had outlined how it’s the same criticism every year.

“Iain’s obviously worked on it for years,” Laura said. “And he says ‘So week one, they say this. Week one, they say there’s no one as good as the previous year.'”

“‘Then week two, they start to warm up a little bit. Then week three, they’re kind of getting into it. Then week four, Casa Amor. Bam! Everyone’s into it and they say it’s the best year so far.'”

“We still have two weeks to go. It’s long,” she added.

Asked how she felt about some of this year’s Islanders, Laura admitted that she doesn’t like some of them.

“Do you know what I’m so fickle as a person, it changes every episode,” she said.

“Like, my favourite person at the start is now no longer my favourite. And I forgive people quite quickly… Some people I don’t like and then I do like.

“It’s really weird because I’ve been a fan of this show for years, from the start, I love it… and when I go in there, I have to remember that I’m not a fan.

“I’m there to be serious and not to give anything away,” she added.

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The most recent couple to announce they are exclusive were Kaz and Tyler, after Tyler decided to woo Kaz Love Actually-style.

He recreated the famous scene where Mark (Andrew Lincoln) confesses his love for Juliet (Keira Knightley) with a series of cards expressing his feelings.

Tyler, who also arranged a scavenger hunt for Kaz, admitted: "I wanted to make it memorable and I wanted to make it perfect."

Love Island continues on Sunday night at 9pm on Virgin Media One and Virgin Media Player.

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