The Love Island star was dumped from turning on the Christmas lights in Welwyn Garden City after a backlash from locals saying she ‘wasn’t a suitable role model for their children’
PIERS Morgan defended Kady McDermott in a furious Good Morning Britain row today after she was sacked from a Christmas lights ceremony.
The Love Island star appeared on the show to discuss being dumped from turning on the Christmas lights in Welwyn Garden City after a backlash from locals saying she "wasn't a suitable role model for their children".
Local woman Anna May Mangan maintained that Kady shouldn't be allowed to turn on the lights as children would be attending the event.
Speaking about what happened, Kady said she was "honoured" to be asked but was left horrified by the petition against her, which has been signed by 1,300 people.
She said: "It wasn't just the petition that upset me, it was the comments.
"These mothers were saying I wasn't an appropriate role model but then they were trolling me which I thought was just so hypocritical."
Piers – who is very vocal about how much he doesn't like Love Island – then quizzed Anna: "She's clearly popular, why should she not be allowed to turn on the Christmas lights?"
Things swiftly got heated when Anna replied: "It's like bringing Magic Mike into a Scout's jamboree.
"The people she’s popular with will not be standing for her to turn on the Christmas tree lights.
"There will be little children and when they say ‘mummy who is that lady,’ you try explaining that."
Piers then asked Kady if someone "who became famous for having sex on TV" was a good role model but Kady denied that's what she's known for and referenced her beauty business and charity work.
She vented: "I was asked to go on a programme, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
"There weren’t camera men there, I was with someone I loved for six weeks, we were together 24/7, I’m still with him now, and sex is part of a relationship. You didn’t see anything."
Anna May then described Kady as "infamous" and said a proper celebrity like "Fizz from Coronation Street" should be the one to kick off the festivities.
Kady defended herself saying she was asked to do it as a representative for a brain tumour charity but Anna May spat back that she was getting paid for the job.
"You don't know what I was going to do with that money," Kady replied.
When asked by Piers who she would prefer to have instead, Anna May replied: "I wouldn't pay anyone to do it, it's council tax funds. I'd want a real celebrity who's famous, not someone who's infamous.
"I think there are sick children who'd love to turn the lights on."
Piers then revealed his cousin had signed him up to turn on the lights in Stockbridge in Hampshire and asked if he was an appropriate person for the job.
Anna May fired back: "No, you're not wholesome enough."
Piers finished the conversation by saying: "I can't believe I'm in a position where I'm defending someone from Love Island".