Love Island bombshell arrival Maura Higgins has been filmed using the homophobic slur “f****t”.
The 28-year-old, who is entering the villa on Wednesday’s episode, has been warned by show bosses about her language before even appearing on the show after using the word in a video which was reportedly filmed in March.
According to MailOnline, the model and grid girl was quoting the film The Hangover, when she giggles: “Paging Dr F****t!”.
A spokesperson for Love Island has insisted that islanders are warned about using derogatory language during their time on the show.
A representative for Love Island told OK! online: “We do not tolerate any offensive language in the villa and we speak to all of the islanders to remind them of what we condone to be acceptable behaviour during their time on the show.”
Maura will appear for the first time on the show on Wednesday, after entering the villa as a late arrival.
She revealed she is looking for confidence and claims her celebrity crush is Chris Hemsworth.
Speaking before entering the villa, she said: “I would go for personality more than anything.
“I would definitely look for someone who is really honest and a very confident guy, but not arrogant and definitely someone who makes me laugh.
“They have to have banter, without a doubt.”
Maura has previously worked with singer Liam Payne and has revealed she’s always in the presence of top athletes.
She said: “Through my modelling work, I’ve worked with athletes and people who’ve been in the public eye. I did a visual shoot for Liam Payne as well.”
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