Kady McDermott first graced our screens during the television gold that was the second series of Love Island.

The make-up artist turned heads with her feisty behaviour and on-off relationship with boyfriend, Scott Thomas.

Since leaving the villa, Kady has caved a successful career for herself in the beauty industry with her make-up range - By Kady.

However, Kady was recently axed from turning on her local Christmas lights after a petition was started, claiming that the 22-year-old was not an appropriate role model for the children who would be at the event.


This morning, Kady took to Good Morning Britain to fight her case, and became embroiled in a heated row with author, Anna May Mangan.

Kady was told that she was not the right person to turn on the lights because she 'had sex on TV'.

You can see the explosive argument here...

Credit: ITV

Kady may have become famous through her stint on Love Island, but as she rightly points out, she has used her exposure for good causes by becoming an ambassador for Brain Tumour Research.

Credit: ITV

Even Piers Morgan, who has publicly spoken about his disdain for Love Island, admitted that he felt himself siding with Kady during the row.

I can't help but wonder if the same argument would have been made if Scott Thomas or any of the other male islanders had been asked to do the same?

The row sparked debates on social media, with a lot of other reality stars chiming in.

We think Kady did a bloody good job of defending herself. Petition to get her reinstated for the Christmas lights anyone?

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

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