Iain Stirling SLAMS trolls who don't cut Love Island stars any slack

Iain Stirling SLAMS trolls who don't cut Love Island stars any slack
Iain Stirling SLAMS trolls who don't cut Love Island stars any slack

Love Island narrator Iain Stirling has asked that viewers of the show 'cut the stars a bit of slack', rather than trolling them online.

The show is known to court negative remarks from the public, aimed at the stars, with the current series attracting death threats.

But speaking to Digital Spy magazine, Iain, 33, who provides the commentary for the show, said: 'Cut them a bit of slack, and realise that they’re just on an entertainment show, for our entertainment. So enjoy Love Island, and love them.

Only human: Love Island narrator Iain Stirling has asked that viewers of the show 'cut the stars a bit of slack', rather than trolling them online

Only human: Love Island narrator Iain Stirling has asked that viewers of the show 'cut the stars a bit of slack', rather than trolling them online

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'Some stuff can just be fun. That’s not being, you know, flippant. I think that’s important. I think it’s important that people should be told, "Just put this on for an hour. Be nosy. Be a little gossip. And have fun. Be nice. Don’t be horrible to anyone."

'I wish people could just engage with it in the way that I engage with it, as a bit of light-hearted fun, and remember that the people on the show are humans. They’re flawed like the rest of us.'

Iain is married to the show's main presenter Laura Whitmore, with the couple welcoming a baby daughter this year.

Shocking: Love Island newcomer Chloe Burrows was subjected to death threats just three days into the new series of the ITV2 dating show airing

Shocking: Love Island newcomer Chloe Burrows was subjected to death threats just three days into the new series of the ITV2 dating show airing

On how being a father will affect the way he views the annual Love Island baby challenge - which sees the couples look after a plastic doll as if it were their child - he said: 'I’ll just look at the plastic babies and think, "This is the easiest thing you’ll ever have to do. Grow up. It’s nothing. That is nothing."

The full Iain Stirling interview can be read in Digital Spy magazine, available now exclusively on Apple News+

The full Iain Stirling interview can be read in Digital Spy magazine, available now exclusively on Apple News+

'They’ve only got to do it for two nights. Try it for 18 years.' 

Love Island's Chloe Burrows was subjected to hundreds of vile death threats just three days into the new series of the ITV2 dating show airing.   

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And former winner Amber Rose Gill, 23, has insisted that social media trolls are in 'a negative headspace,' as she discussed mental health with Richard Madeley, 65, and Susanna Reid, 50.

While appearing on Monday's installment of GMB, the Newcastle-born beauty asserted that 'it's just a desperate cry for help,' when people send abuse to others online. 

Asked whether she received death threats during her Love Island stint, Amber explained: 'Whilst I was in there, what my family had to deal with... it was a lot.

'You don't have your phone, and by the time I got out I won and had a barrage of nice messages, so I missed all of the bad stuff.' 

Truth: Amber Rose Gill, 23, has insisted that social media trolls are in 'a negative headspace,' as she discussed mental health on Monday's instalment of GMB

Truth: Amber Rose Gill, 23, has insisted that social media trolls are in 'a negative headspace,' as she discussed mental health on Monday's instalment of GMB

Giving her thoughts on social media trolls, Amber asserted: 'I think that they're probably just in a negative headspace themselves and it's just a desperate cry for help.'

She added that those who abuse reality stars online: 'get far too invested in a show that's just for entertainment purposes.'

Richard talked about how they can get away with it because of anonymity, explaining: 'Social media creates a barrier to say what you want... I'm just glad that she [Chloe] doesn't have to see that.' 

Looking back: Asked whether she received death threats during her Love Island stint, Amber explained: 'Whilst I was in there, what my family had to deal with... it was a lot'

Looking back: Asked whether she received death threats during her Love Island stint, Amber explained: 'Whilst I was in there, what my family had to deal with... it was a lot'

Seriously: She added that those who abuse reality stars online: 'get far too invested in a show that's just for entertainment purposes'

Seriously: She added that those who abuse reality stars online: 'get far too invested

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