The first episode of Abbie Chatfield’s Love Island Afterparty has been pulled from Nine Now after she made a number of “awkward slip-ups” during the show.
Whilst viewers are still able to watch episodes two-four on the streaming platform, episode one has since been removed.
During her live hosting debut on October 14, the former Bachelor star made a number of awkward fumbles and slip-ups.
At the time, viewers took to social media to comment on the 26-year-old’s “lacklustre” and “embarrassing” performance, and a number of mainstream media outlets also ran stories on the negative feedback she had received.
Why Was Abbie Chatfield’s Love Island Afterparty Episode Pulled?
It was revealed in episode 119 of the So Dramatic! Podcast, it was actually Abbie who demanded the episode to be removed from Nine Now.
A production insider told So Dramatic! that Abbie was furious after the filming of the episode and was blaming production for the many mishaps.
“She was saying that it was all because of technical issues with production and not her fault,” the source explained. “However, it’s the same live recording equipment everyone else uses on every other show.
“She said she was refusing to film it live anymore so they changed it to pre-recorded and now many of the segments are done in advance now so they can edit out any mistakes.
“And the other segments are filmed earlier so they have a chance to redo scenes or edit out mistakes if they need to.
“So it’s not actually live anymore.”
The insider also alleged that Abbie had “demanded” they take the episode down because she didn’t want anyone to be able to re-watch it.
“It was really sad to see her blame the production who work extremely hard and do a great job and for her to take no accountability for her performance,” they said.
What Slip-Ups Did Abbie Make During Episode One of The Love Island After Party?
Whilst interviewing season one Love Island stars Josh Moss and Amelia Marni halfway through the show, Abbie stumbled over her lines.
“Josh and Amelia… Do you remember when you? Sorry. Josh and Amelia, when you first… wow,” she said, surprised at herself.
Abbie then composed herself, before starting over and giving it another shot.
“Let me just get the feelings out of me. I’m just so hyped up about it. I can’t find my words either now!”
After recovering from the mishap, she then had a live video call with host Sophie Monk, who said to Abbie, “I’ve been watching your show live – you could be the new Ellen DeGeneres! This is my favourite show!”
“She got cancelled, Soph!” Abbie replied, a little surprised by her comment.
During the show, the reality star received mixed reviews on social media. Some viewers slammed her performance, whilst others were raving about it.
Oh I feel sorry for Abbie, that was a bit of a fumble but she’s doing so well for her first hosting show #LoveIslandAU— ✨ (@daisyjane____) October 14, 2021
She is definitely killing it. I won’t watch again lol— Nina (@ninanotready) October 14, 2021
Am really pleased with Abbie. She’s done an amazing job and has come out on top! Congratulations to her! #LoveIslandAU— Georg (@georgrampling) October 14, 2021
How Did Abbie Respond To The Criticism About Her “Awkward” Love Island After Party Performance?
Following the airing of the first episode, Abbie hit back at criticism over her performance in a series of Instagram videos.
“I know that I did well last night. I was on a show that hadn’t ever been on in Australia before. First time hosting, no media training ever, no edits,” she said.
“I know I did well. Like, I don’t think I did badly at all. It was a really fun show. It was a really great show.”
So Dramatic! has reached out to Channel Nine for comment.
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