Love Island’s Maura Higgins reacts to ex Curtis Pritchard’s scathing ‘cheat’ comments

And she’s NOT happy

Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard

by Nathan Katnoria |

Although they promised to stay friends at the time, it’s safe to say things between Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins have soured since they announced their split back in March last year.

There’s been a LOT of mudslinging and shade-throwing between the former Love Island couple, especially after Curtis moved on with dancer Amber Pierson – although they’ve since split – and Maura went public with fellow Islander Chris Taylor.

Tensions arose once again last week when it came to light that Curtis takes aim at his ex in a stand-up comedy routine he filmed for new Channel 4 show Stand Up and Deliver, reportedly leaving Maura ‘fuming’.

Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard
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A source close to the Irish reality star revealed, “Maura was left fuming by Curtis. She doesn’t understand why he’s say those things as she assumed they were on amicable terms.”

“She doesn’t get why he felt the need to reignite any feud and make hurtful comments. She thought it was in the past,” they added to new! magazine.

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Curtis is said to have made a number of less than complimentary jokes at his ex’s expense in his stand-up routine as he likened her to a “dog on heat” and a “second hand car”.

The reality star, who failed to find love on the latest series of Celebs Go Dating, also accused Maura of being unfaithful when he quipped that his favourite whiskey “will never cheat on you… unlike my ex-girlfriend.”

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It isn’t just Maura who has been left unhappy with Curtis’ comments as he faced widespread criticism online when details of his comedy act surfaced.

“You don’t deserve the screen time you’ve received since Love Island. Zero respect for women,” fumed one fan on Twitter, with another writing, “Throwback to when @CurtisPritchard had us thinking he was a nice guy on Love Island for about two episodes. Shame he couldn’t keep it up longer than that.”

“Not you branding women as second hand cars and dogs on heat,” fumed a third, while one more wrote, "Imagine using edgy comedy as an excuse to be degrading to women."

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