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'Waste of time' Laura Whitmore hits back after viewers slam 'awkward' Love Island reunion show

Viewers were left unimpressed by Love Island: The Reunion, with many Twitter users complaining that the special was “awkward” and a “waste of time”.

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Laura Whitmore

Laura Whitmore

Laura Whitmore

Laura Whitmore has responded to criticism following last night’s Love Island reunion special.

The Irish presenter hosted the show on Sunday night, which saw this year’s Islanders reunite on screen for the first time since leaving the villa two weeks ago.

However, viewers were left unimpressed by Love Island: The Reunion, with many Twitter users complaining that the special was “awkward” and a “waste of time”.

Georgia Townend, who has become a fan favourite Islander despite only managing to stay in the villa for two days, joked that it was “the world’s most uneventful Love Island reunion.”

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This year's Love Island cast

This year's Love Island cast

This year's Love Island cast

Some fans of the show have even called for Laura Whitmore to be replaced as host after she “failed to keep the show going” during last night’s special.

The Bray native, who is married to Love Island narrator Iain Stirling, has since responded to backlash following the reunion show.

Taking to her Instagram Stories on Monday afternoon, Laura shared a screenshot of a DM slamming her for asking some of the Islanders “invasive questions” - likely referencing Laura asking Casa Amor’s Lillie Haynes about some of her photos being liked by footballer Jack Grealish.

The 36-year-old responded: “I insist everyone sees the questions before they go on air and are OK with it. I believe in choice, so nothing is ever asked without permission... that is the difference!

“Consent is an important words that can become blurred. Everyone has a choice and everyone has a right to make their own decisions.

Laura also came under fire from fans for failing to have finalists Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank join her on the couch.

Each of the three other final couples, as well as other, less prominent Islanders such as Hugo Hammonds “exes” were invited up to the hot seat.

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Addressing this criticism, she said: “Hundreds of people work on Love Island, my job is not to organise seating arrangements. I barely know what seat I’m sitting 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!”

Love Island 2021 wrapped up on August 23rd, with Liam Reardon and Millie Court crowned the winners by the public.

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