Love Island‘s Brad McClelland has responded to all the talk about an awkward moment that took place during the controversial reunion episode.
Host Laura Whitmore asked the former Islander how he felt seeing Aaron Francis with Lucinda Strafford, who he was previously coupled up with – to which Brad said on-air that he was turned on by it.
Speaking to OK!, he clarified that he was indeed being sarcastic, and decided to give that answer because he was just so bored of that question.
“The reason I answered the way I did, is because every single interview I did upon leaving asked me, ‘How did seeing Lucinda with Aaron make you feel?’,” he said.
“I’m sick of answering that question, I’m sure the public are sick of hearing us answer that question, so I thought, ‘D’ya know what? Screw this, I’ll come up with a daft question!’ Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer!
“Of course it didn’t turn us on, it was two people kissing on TV, I dunno it might turn someone on, but definitely not me!”
The reunion episode was also criticised for having certain Islanders sat in the audience, while others were put together with their exes specifically.
Whitmore responded to complaints by stating that she wasn’t responsible for the seating arrangements and all her questions went through a “compliance division” beforehand. She also pointed out that fans could complain about the programme to ITV directly.
Elsewhere, Jake Cornish, who didn’t make the reunion show, recently responded to the public perception of him, stating on his Instagram Stories: “If people knew what was said which wasn’t aired I think people would believe differently.”
Love Island airs on ITV2 and is available via catch up on ITV Hub and BritBox.
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