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Love Island's Laura Whitmore hits back at claims she tried to "humiliate" dumped contestant

"Maybe he was a bit nervous but he deserved to have his time."

Love Island host Laura Whitmore has defended herself after being accused of trying to "humiliate" axed islander Remi Lambert to perform a farewell rap while on Sunday night's After Sun show.

Following Remi's departure from the show after he failed to recouple with any of the girls, fans took to Twitter and said that asking him to perform was "in bad faith".

"Why did they make Remi freestyle on live TV? As if the man hasn't suffered enough!" wrote one person. Another added: "So rude making Remi do this interview outside the villa front door, not even in his hotel room. No respect."

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However, one tweet got under Whitmore's skin which said: "Hope Love Island supports Remi. He looked broken on Love Island After Sun. Asking him to rap was done in bad faith and to humiliate. I thought [Laura Whitmore] and crew were supposed to 'BE KIND'."

Whitmore took to social media to reply, saying: "Remi is a rapper and asked in good faith in advance if he'd rap and prepare something which he did.

"Live Telly is nerve wrecking, believe me, so maybe he was a bit nervous but he deserved to have his time. Also I want to make Remi & Afia happen!"

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When entering the villa last week, Remi immediately showed off his lyrical flow to the amusement of fellow islander Luca Bish and performed again in front of former islanders Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran.

Speaking on the Sunday night aftershow, Remi did admit to being "a bit disappointed" following his elimination.

"I wish I could stay longer and get to know Indiyah and Danica mostly. At the same time, I feel like it was my time to leave. I was getting mixed signals and I wasn't getting a clear answer from the girls," he stated.

Love Island airs on ITV2 and is available via catch up on ITV Hub and Britbox.

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