The presenter, who regularly flies 12,000 miles to South Africa for the show’s launch, eliminations and finale before returning to London to host the weekly spin-off show, Aftersun, took to Twitter to explain the need for regular flights. “Aftersun is filmed in London as it’s not practical to fly 3 guests out and a different crew! I can do 5 live anywhere, hence why I did the supergrass interview from South Africa. Let’s all get facts straight before any negativity online. You should listen to the show, it’s good,” she wrote.
Love Island host Laura Whitmore has hit back at angry fans who called for her to be sacked from the show for ‘excessive’ carbon footprint.
Laura then went on to share a certificate that highlighted her support for forest plantations in Uruguay as a means to offset carbon footprint. “There’s some amazing projects out there that you can use to offset your carbon footprint. I use https://www.co2nsensus.com as you can choose a wide range of projects to support. This time I chose Forest Plantations in Uruguay and they give you a certificate! Check them out!” she captioned the image.
Just yesterday, Laura demonstrated her attempts to cut her carbon footprint by hosting her Radio 5 show from a studio in South Africa. Thanking her long-term boyfriend and voiceover of Love Island, Iain Stirling, Laura wrote: “Back on the radio in a real studio @bbc5live from 10am with newsfeeders @iamlaurenmahon @alyamooro Actress and campaigner @missmikasimmons live music @j0fridur and I’d like to thank Iain for letting me use his gaming equipment (pictured) so I could interview @supergrasshq on Friday in South Africa ahead of today’s show! Also this T-shirt is supporting @warchilduk and designed by @motherofpearl.”
Fans of the Irish presenter have been quick to share their support with one user writing: “It’s quite ridiculous to expect guests from both Laura’s radio show and aftersun to fly over ten hours. Plus they still have to get back somehow and that would cause more of a carbon footprint. Think before you accuse people of things.”