Caroline Flack hits back at Jameela Jamil’s criticism of Love Island casting

Jameela Jamil was less than impressed with Love Island's so-called 'plus-size' cast member after the 2019 line up was announced.

In a post which quickly went viral on Twitter , the actress, 33, shared a picture of contestant Anna Vakili, and fumed: "The producers of Love Island think this slim woman counts as their new token “plus size” contestant? Are they drunk?"

But now, show host Caroline Flack has responded to The Good Place star's criticism, questioning if she'd "even watched" the programme.

Speaking to The Sun about Jameela's remarks, Cazza bluntly replied: "She's always criticised the show.

"I wonder if she's actually watched it, because it isn't about what you see on face value."

Despite the sassy comment, Caroline went on to insist that she had no bad feelings towards Jameela.

"I'm a massive fan of Jameela and what she stands for," she added.

"Of course, people will look at things on face value and judge them, but the show is so much more than that, it really is".

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Many Twitter users flocked to agree with Jameela's criticism as the 2019 cast was revealed, stating they were disappointed after Love Island promised a more diverse cast this year.

The show promised to represent men and women of varied "shapes and sizes" this series, after previous backlash.

But when they released pictures of the first batch of islanders, fans were underwhelmed to see that the curviest star, Anna Vakili, still boasted a tiny Kim Kardashian-style waist and a super-flat stomach, rather than a more 'relatable' figure.

Plus, to make matters worse, show big-wigs then went on to land themselves in hot water after defending their casting.

Speaking to The Sun , the show's boss Richard Cowles said: “We try and be as representative and diverse as possible but first and foremost it’s an entertainment show.

“It’s about people wanting to watch and them reacting and falling in love with another. Yes, we want to be as representative as possible but we also want them to be attracted to one another."

He added: “I’m not saying everyone that’s in there is how you’re supposed to look…

"What we’re saying is they are a group of people we want to watch for eight weeks and we want to watch them fall in love.”

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