Pictures of Ollie posing with a dead warthog who on a game hunt were exposed at the weekend, infuriating many, who demanded that he was axed from the show.
Laura, 34, said about Ollie: ” saw pictures of one Islander when I came back to London that did really upset me.
“It did make me sad. I just want to acknowledge that. saw pictures of one Islander when I came back to London that did really upset me.
“It did make me sad. I just want to acknowledge that.”
In the now-deleted pictures, Ollie posed next to animals killed in Africa to promote his Cornish Sporting Agency business.
It organises trips to game reserves and offers packages for hunters to shoot endangered beasts.
A source close to Ollie claimed that it was conservation work and that he had been “culling sick animals.”
Meanwhile, Laura’s presenting debut on the show got a mixed response from viewers as she heads into the villa for the first time.
As she welcomed the new men and women into the Cape Town villa, viewers took to social media to brand Laura as “dull”.
One slammed: “This new presenter is not it.”
While another added: “Nahhh I’m not liking this Laura Whitmore presenting, We wanted MAYA F**KING JAMA.”
A third chimed in: “This Laura ting is dull.”
A fourth wrote: “”Laura just doesn’t have the same slow motion walk bounce like Caroline Flack.”
But a fifth disagreed, as they gushed: “I already know I’m gonna love Laura on Love Island.”
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.