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Pregnant Laura Whitmore hits back after being warned of Coca-Cola

Pregnant Laura Whitmore has hit back after being warned about drinking Coca-Cola during her pregnancy due to ‘crazy additives’ in the drink. 

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, the Love Island host, 35, who is expecting her first child with husband Iain Stirling, posed with a can of the fizzy drink in a promotional post, coming in her ninth year of working with the corporation. 

While many fans gushed over her snap, one follower issued a stark warning about the ingredients, to which she responded: ‘I have given up alcohol, let me enjoy a can of coke as a treat every now and then. But like anything, moderation is key.’

Cheers! Pregnant Laura Whitmore has hit back after being warned about drinking Coca-Cola during her pregnancy due to ‘crazy additives’ in the drink

Laura’s post was aimed to promote Coca-Cola’s Open To Better campaign, which urges participants to pledge to not take anything for granted. 

Choosing her gal pals as her pledge, she wrote: ‘So delighted to be back working with @cocacolaeu for a new campaign #opentobetter I pledge to never take my gals for granted (I’ve even had it written on a can!)…

‘My girls are my glam squad, but they are so much more to me than that. These women have been my support through some of my toughest times and I owe them so much. I will never take your support for granted girls and I will always be there’. 

Despite the positive message, one fan wrote: ‘Research has shown that drinking a can of Coca-Cola can have damaging effects on the body within an hour. Ur a fab lady Laura but this is a big no no. Crazy additives in there. Nope.’

Hitting out: While many fans gushed over her snap, one follower issued a stark warning about the ingredients, to which she responded: 'I have given up alcohol, let me enjoy a can of coke as a treat every now and then. But like anything, moderation is key'

Hitting out: While many fans gushed over her snap, one follower issued a stark warning about the ingredients, to which she responded: ‘I have given up alcohol, let me enjoy a can of coke as a treat every now and then. But like anything, moderation is key’

Her love: She is expecting her first child with husband Iain Stirling

Her love: She is expecting her first child with husband Iain Stirling 

The pregnant star then responded with her message, however later deleted both the initial comment and her response underneath the post. 

Laura responded to a number of other messages from fans, including a swipe at recycling and how plastic is impacting the planet. 

When the user wrote: ‘One of the biggest plastic polluters on the planet’, Laura wrote back: ‘This is a tin can. Let’s just all try to be better x’. 

Oh dear... Laura responded to a number of other messages from fans, including a swipe at recycling and how plastic is impacting the planet

Oh dear… Laura responded to a number of other messages from fans, including a swipe at recycling and how plastic is impacting the planet

Another fan pointed out that celebrities’ ‘Ad’ posts were growing excessive while also insisting the brand was ‘bad for you’ so should not be plugged. 

The follower penned: ‘Everyone is bad at the #ads hate them so much. Worst thing about Instagram’ coke must be down sales there are few adding for this brand. Coke of all things to #ad super bad for all levels of you…

‘Clean a penny to shine what does it do to human?? I am sorry but I don’t like Ads esp ads that are bad for people or people treated badly in the making of garments. #pethate #ad #wholikesads #yawn #rantover’. 

 

Back at ya: Another fan pointed out that celebrities' 'Ad' posts were growing excessive while also insisting the brand was 'bad for you' so should not be plugged

Back at ya: Another fan pointed out that celebrities’ ‘Ad’ posts were growing excessive while also insisting the brand was ‘bad for you’ so should not be plugged

Laura replied by defending her collaboration and insisted she only works with brands she is proud of and also lines up with Advertising Standard Agency rules. 

She wrote: ‘Using #ad is important to make clear what brands you work for. Not everyone does this but it’s important for transparency…

‘I only work with brands I really like (been working with Coca Cola since 2012 and they sponsored the Olympics and the tv show I hosted) Usually working with brands is an ongoing relationship. So the posts that dont have #ad and should are the bigger issue. Hope that’s makes sense’. 

It was revealed in November that the presenter and comedian had secretly married in Dublin and they announced they were expecting a baby in December.

Sunday strolling: It was revealed in November that the presenter and comedian had secretly married in Dublin and they announced they were expecting a baby in December

Sunday strolling: It was revealed in November that the presenter and comedian had secretly married in Dublin and they announced they were expecting a baby in December

Taking to Instagram to celebrate the start of 2021, Laura finally confirmed the nuptials and said they ‘loved having it to ourselves’ – while sharing a beautiful snap from the couple’s big day.

Sharing some details about their wedding, Laura penned: ‘Entering 2021 like…  A year ago Iain asked me to marry him and we had the most magical, perfect ceremony. We loved having it to ourselves. 

‘We had been planning the perfect celebration and I will forever be so thankful that’s what we got. We have never spoken publicly about our engagement or wedding. 

Pregnant: It was revealed in November that the presenter and comedian had secretly married in Dublin and they announced they were expecting a baby in December

Pregnant: It was revealed in November that the presenter and comedian had secretly married in Dublin and they announced they were expecting a baby in December

‘Back at the time we never felt the need to say anything as it’s all such a personal experience. We also were too busy enjoying it! 

‘We’ve never shared this picture before now but a lot of people have contacted us and congratulated us the last month with good intentions so here’s to good news!  

Laura finished up her post by wishing her fans a happy New Year and ‘sending love to you and yours’. 

Gushing: Laura said the couple 'loved having it to ourselves' as she talked about not speaking publicly about their marriage

Gushing: Laura said the couple ‘loved having it to ourselves’ as she talked about not speaking publicly about their marriage

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