- Film And TV
- 23 Aug 22
The Love Island presenter steps down from her role after three seasons.
Laura Whitmore announced yesterday that she will no longer be hosting hit ITV reality dating show Love Island.
The Irish actress and television presenter revealed on her Instagram on Monday that she will be passing on the title of Love Island host due to certain "elements of the show" that could not be changed, including the duty of traveling back and forth between the show's filming location in South Africa along with other conflicting projects.
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Speaking of her retirement from the show, Whitmore said: "I wish it was possible but know you'll be in safe hands. I was only planning to fill in for Caroline for a series and it turned into 3 series."
Whitmore originally came onto the Love Island team to fill the shoes of past host Caroline Flack, who tragically passed in 2020. Although the Bray native's plan was to stay on for Love Island 2020, she ended up taking on the role of Love Island host until the most recent season that took place this summer. She paid tribute to Caroline's legacy during her announcement, stating "I hope I did you proud Caroline."
This announcement followed Whitmore's decision to leave her BBC radio show after four years, which she hosted every Sunday morning.
The popular ITV show has been at the front of pop culture this summer, wracking in more than 3.4 million views during the peak of the finale. No news has been revealed about who will be replacing Whitmore as the host for the upcoming season.
- Film And TV
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