Love Island's Rosie Williams locks horns with Piers Morgan AND Lorraine Kelly in awkward interview as they blast her for giving up law career
- The solicitor turned reality star, 26, was booted off Love Island on Friday night after her love interest Adam, 22, re-coupled with new girl Zara, 21
- Rosie faced a backlash from breakfast TV hosts Piers Morgan and Lorraine Kelly for turning her back on eight years of legal training to go on the ITV2 show
- Piers claimed she had 'made herself look stupid on TV', while Lorraine criticised her for wanting more 'glamour' than a law career could offer
- Rosie claimed she was 'working 18-hour days' at a Manchester-based law firm, which resulted in 'sleepless nights'
- The Welsh brunette made a late arrival to the Love Island villa and immediately set her sights on Geordie personal trainer Adam
- He ditched his first partner Kendall, 26, for her, but then turned the tables when he dumped Rosie for government advisor Zara last week
She only departed the Love Island villa on Friday, but Rosie Williams' post-show career has already got off to a bad start.
The reality star, 26, appeared on Good Morning Britain on Monday to discuss her stint on the ITV2 series - but immediately faced backlash for giving up her job as a solicitor.
While she received support from show fan Susanna Reid, Piers Morgan claimed she 'made herself look stupid on TV', before Lorraine Kelly criticised her for wanting more 'glamour' out of a law career.
Uh oh: Rosie Williams' post-Love Island career got off to a bad start on Monday, when she was criticised for giving up her job as a solicitor on Good Morning Britain (above)
Not impressed: She received support from show fan Susanna Reid, but Piers Morgan (above) claimed she 'made herself look stupid on TV'
Agreed: Lorraine Kelly later criticised her for wanting more 'glamour' out of a law career
Rosie's woes began on Good Morning Britain, where she discussed her time on the series and her turbulent romance with lothario Adam Collard.
However, talk soon turned to her former career as a solicitor - with Piers baffled as to why she would give it up for a reality show.
The presenter, who is openly critical of the ITV2 series, said: 'But you were a lawyer. What do your family make of you giving up this successful law career to go and make yourself look stupid on TV?'
Back home: Rosie's woes began on Good Morning Britain, where she discussed her time on the series and her turbulent romance with lothario Adam Collard
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Confused: However, talk soon turned to her former job, with Piers asking: 'What do your family make of you giving up this successful law career to go and make yourself look stupid on TV?'
'It seemed like the best thing for me': Rosie curtly replied that her family are very proud, and that she wanted some time to herself on the show after working gruelling 18 hours as a lawyer
Disgruntled by his words, Rosie replied curtly: 'My family are very proud of me. I don't think I made myself look stupid on TV.'
She went on to explain she had no time for dating as a solicitor, and would have been foolish to turn down a chance to find Mr Right.
'I was working 18 hours day in a law firm, with so many sleepless nights,' she said.
'Its not as glamorous as it seems, so this once in a lifetime opportunity came up and it just seemed like the best thing for me.'
Pushing further: Not convinced by her argument, Piers then questioned: 'What is this opportunity though? What do you think you're going to be achieving?'
Me time: Rosie replied: 'I've studied for 8 years, so there's not a lot of time for me, and this was a time to spend 24 hours a day with someone I could hopefully spend the rest of my life with'
Not convinced by her argument, Piers then questioned: 'What is this opportunity though? What do you think you're going to be achieving?'
Admitting she wanted more time for herself, she reasoned: 'When you're working 18 hour days, you haven't got a lot of time to go out and meet men and find love.
'It was very difficult for me. I've studied for 8 years, so there's not a lot of time for me, and this was a time to spend 24 hours a day with someone I could hopefully spend the rest of my life with.'
On her side: Co-host Susanna Reid then stepped in to defend the brunette, and acknowledged that a law career is 'not as lucrative or fun'
Two-faced: Blasting Piers for his words, she added: 'It's so ironic, you have lots of qualifications and consider yourself an intelligent person, and you're making a career on television'
Co-host Susanna Reid then stepped in to defend the brunette, and acknowledged that a law career is 'not as lucrative or fun'.
Blasting Piers for his words, she went on: 'It's so ironic - you have lots of qualifications and consider yourself an intelligent person, and you're making a career on television. Why would you deny that opportunity to Rosie?'
At which an unimpressed Piers fired back: 'Because on this show we get to interview world leaders, we get to do intelligent debates.
Not buying it: At which an unimpressed Piers fired back: 'Because on this show we get to interview world leaders. In that villa they don't even know that Essex is a county!'
Fighting their corner: Susanna later claimed Piers was trying to humiliate the knowledge of Love Island contestants
'In that villa, I've heard them. They don't even know that Essex is a county!'
Susanna retaliated by poking fun at Piers' mathematical knowledge, after he mixed up Pythagoras' Theorum and Pi last week while grilling ditzy Love Island contestant Hayley Hughes.
He defended himself by claiming Susanna had got it wrong too, causing her to quip: 'Yes but I'm not the one trying to humiliate people over their lack of knowledge in the Love Island villa!'
Chic: Rosie upped the glamour for her interview in a stylish white midi dress and leopard print heels
After the tense interview, the show cut to Lorraine Kelly in the studio of her own show - where Rosie faced yet another grilling.
Justifying her decision to apply for the saucy show once again, the Welsh beauty said: 'When you work 18 hours a day for a law firm, it's not really glamorous.'
However, Lorraine instead sided with Piers, and replied: 'I don't think law is meant to be glamorous...'
Causing a stir: Rosie made a later arrival into the Love Island villa, and immediately set her sights on Adam (R) - who swiftly ditched his partner Kendall Rae-Knight (L) to woo her
Moving on: Yet things soon turned sour between the pair when Adam expressed his interest in new girl Zara McDermott (right)
Rosie made a later arrival into the Love Island villa, and immediately set her sights on Adam - who swiftly ditched his partner Kendall Rae-Knight to woo her.
Yet things soon turned sour between the pair when Adam expressed his interest in new girl Zara McDermott.
The personal trainer was hugely criticised by viewers for the move - and was even accused of being 'emotionally abusive' when he smirked at a crying Rosie during their confrontation.
The solicitor has faced a tough time since she was dumped from the villa, having already faced backlash for her appearance on Love Island: Aftersun on Sunday.
Outrageous: The personal trainer was hugely criticised for the move - and was even accused of being 'emotionally abusive' when he smirked at a crying Rosie during their confrontation
Rosie was quick to lash out at Zara for making a move on Adam, but claimed she had not done the same to Kendall - despite the near-identical situations.
She said: 'It was completely different with Kendall, there were a lot of issues with Adam and Kendall when I went in.
'We [Adam and I] were both very concerned about Kendall at the beginning. I'm still waiting for my conversation about Zara.'
Viewers took to Twitter to call out Rosie and brand her a 'hypocrite', while others said they found her excuses 'hilarious'.
Awkward: Rosie had already been criticised for her interview on Aftersun on Sunday (above), which saw her claim she had not done to Kendall what Zara did to her
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