Wednesday 21 August 2019

Talking tough: 'Love Island' star Maura Higgins denies diva accusation as she returns home for visit

Home at last: Maura Higgins takes pictures with fans at Café En Seine in Dublin. Photo: Frank McGrath
Home at last: Maura Higgins takes pictures with fans at Café En Seine in Dublin. Photo: Frank McGrath

Aoife Walsh

Maura Higgins has rubbished fellow 'Love Island' contestant Belle Hassan's claims that she was "demanding" in the villa.

During her first appearance in Ireland since the show, the Longford native said Belle was "talking s***", repudiating the accusation that the 28-year-old "needs a cigarette and she's always demanding".

When asked whether there was any truth to Belle's comments, Maura said: "Absolutely not. They would have never, ever, ever heard me looking for cigarettes.

"If you want to go for a smoke, you stand at the front door, and when the gallery see you on the camera, they say 'off you go', so it's not like you're in the villa with everyone else going, 'I want a cigarette'. You don't say that.

"You just go to the front door where nobody is, so they never would have seen me. That's absolute rubbish."

"She's talking s***," she added.

She also said she was "very, very happy" with Curtis Pritchard, with whom she coupled up during her time on the show.

After recently saying she would like to move to England, Maura said she had not yet found a place of her own across the water just yet, and is "living out of hotels at the moment".

When asked if she would like to move in with 'Dancing With The Stars' pro Curtis, she told Irish Independent: "I would actually, yeah."

Irish Independent

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