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Laura Whitmore says Love Island villa ‘smells so bad’

If you’ve ever wondered what the island of love the villa smells like you’re in luck, because host Laura Whitmore has spilled the beans – and that’s not what you’d expect from the sprawling Mallorcan pad.

In fact, the 37-year-old TV presenter admitted the place smelled of ‘BO’ and ‘Lynx Africa’ when asked if the Hidden Hills villa was ‘grotty’.

Speaking on the Alan Carr podcast, Life is a beachthe Irish star, who has hosted the show since 2020, said: “It smells so bad.

“If you think about it, that number of people – like about 40 or 50 islanders go through it all summer – it starts at about 10 or 12 or whatever and then more keep coming in…

Laura Whitmore has revealed that the Love Island villa smells like “BO”. Credit: ITV2/After Sun

“And they’re like 18-year-old kids – the carpet, the fake tan, the makeup, the soundtrack – it stinks!”

Whitmore then added that there was a lingering scent of Lynx Africa deodorant, a favorite among teenagers, trying to cover up less than stellar smells.

“Lynx Africa loves it when they try to cover the soundtrack – that’s what it smells like,” she concluded.

Whitmore’s comments come as viewers will see Gemma Owen accidentally call her current love Luca Bish after her ex’s name.

The incredible incident happened after the islanders said goodbye to Afia, who was the first person to be ‘dropped’ from the island. Watch it below:

While hugging the last person she was in a relationship with, Luca, in the kitchen, Gemma accidentally called him Jacques.

As if that wasn’t awkward enough, she had an audience of other islanders, including Jacques himself, who sat nearby.

Picking up on the blunder, Amber asked, “Come call [Luca] something else?

Luca admits it, saying, “I know what she said.”

That’s when Dami expressed his disbelief, saying, “Oh my god, there’s no way this is going to happen, there’s no way this is going to happen!”

Gemma and Luca are seen chatting after her mistake.  1 credit
Gemma and Luca are seen chatting after her mistake. 1 credit

Paige, meanwhile, seemed to be more forgiving and said, “Easy mistake to make, honey.”

However, Gemma clearly didn’t feel the same way, and just as Luca is out of earshot in the garden, she says, “That was bad, wasn’t it?”

Paige, who is in a relationship with Jacques, isn’t lying at this point, saying, “It was bad, I’m not going to lie, he was there, you had your guy rubbing your shoulders, he’s there and you “I’m like… ‘Oh Jacques’.”