Laura Whitmore was baffled by her ‘slow walk’ complaint on Love Island: ‘I walk at a normal pace
Former Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore addressed the complaint she received over her ‘going slow’ on the show, insisting that the program ‘makes it slow’.
Following this year’s series of dating contests, in which winners Ekin-Su Kulkuloglu and David Sanclimenti participated with a £50,000 prize, Laura stepped down as host two years later.
After taking on the role in 2020 to replace the late Caroline Flack, she explained that she has balanced multiple projects “very difficult” with frequent flying, while also emphasizing that she initially only Had planned to fill one. series, instead of three.
In a new interview, 37-year-old Laura looks back on her time working on Love Island, which included facing ridicule over her famous ‘walking slowly’ as she delivers – more often than not – crushing news to the islanders. Used to enter the villa to give.
The radio presenter, now starring in the West End show 2:22 A Ghost Story, was utterly shocked by the complaints she received about her slow airs.
“I got a complaint because I’m so selfish, I make the whole show about myself because I go too slow,” she told The Independent.
She said: ‘Someone actually wrote that! I walk at a normal pace. They slow it down!’
Some of the complaints submitted to Ofcom by viewers about Love Island relate to more serious matters, most notably bullying claims made about specific behavior targeted at contestant Tasha Gauri.
“It’s an entertainment show,” Laura said. ‘So I guess if you’re using Love Island as real life, you’re in trouble.’
In late August, it was confirmed that Ofcom would not investigate complaints of ‘misleading and bullying behavior’, with a spokesperson for the media watchdog saying: ‘We carefully assessed complaints on a range of issues regarding this series, Including alleged wrongful and bullying behavior. ,
“We recognize that emotionally charged or confrontational scenes may disturb some viewers. But, in our view, negative behavior in the villa is not portrayed as positive.’
He continued: ‘The audience saw scenes where an apology was made, along with other islanders condemning the behavior and offering advice and support.
‘We also kept in mind that the format of this reality show is well established and the audience expects the ups and downs to be seen as a test of the relationships of the couples.’