Love Island’s Hayley Hughes Defends Herself After Brexit Criticism

Ash Percival

‘Love Island’ contestant Hayley Hughes has defended herself after being criticised for not knowing what Brexit was. 

The 21-year-old model, who was kicked off the ITV2 reality series last week, made headlines when she asked her fellow Islanders if leaving the EU would mean the UK had fewer trees

Hayley stood by her comments during an appearance on ‘Lorraine’ on Monday, claiming she believes not many people her age really understand Brexit either.

Hayley Hughes appeared on 'Lorraine'

After she was informed she might have been on to something as European Union chief Michel Barnier’s aide Stefaan de Rynck recently claimed that Brexit could impact trees in terms of trade deals, she replied: “I don’t really understand, if you want me to be honest.

“I really don’t think many 21-year-olds know about Brexit.

“But, obviously, because I’ve been the one to open my mouth and not just sit back, it’s me that has been judged.”