Love Island’s Maura horrifies fans by spitting out a live fly

LOVE Island’s Maura Higgins horrified fans as she spat out a live fly from the back of her throat.

The gag-inducing scene aired during tonight’s episode of Unseen Bits – and viewers were grateful that it didn’t make the main show.

In the clip, 26-year-old Maura is sitting with Curtis Pritchard and Danny Williams when she suddenly starts coughing before spitting onto the floor.

While the boys express their disgust, the Irish beauty explains: “Sorry, but there was a fly in my mouth.”

The camera then showed the moving fly, covered in Maura’s saliva, wriggling around on the decking.

The TV favourite continues: “I knew there was something in the back of my throat and I was like, ‘What the hell?’

I could have died. God, it’s gross.”

Needless to say, fans had a lot to say about the moment – flocking to social media to share their horror.

One viewer wrote: “Oh my God, a fly was in her mouth – what the f***?!”

Another asked: “Why did the editor think it was a good idea to give that struggling fly that many close-ups?”

A third said: “If there was a live fly in my mouth that would absolutely finish me off.”

Maura has been a fan favourite in the villa since her arrival as a bombshell last month.

The star has been unlucky-in-love throughout the series, initially setting her sights on boxer Tommy Fury only for him to pie her in favour of now-girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague.

Maura then coupled up with Tom Walker, but was left disgusted when he made a series of disrespectful remarks about her.

She brought back Marvin from Casa Amor before things quickly fizzled out – with the romance ending when she and Lucie Donlan broke up with their respective hunks in a brutal double dumping.

She now has her sights set on professional dancer Curtis, but was left fuming when new girl Francesca Allen coupled up with him instead earlier this week.