Maura Higgins Reveals Next Career Step After Confirming She Will Not Be Hosting Love Island

She addressed the rumours that she'll be replacing Laura Whitmore this summer.


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Maura Higgins is by far one of the most iconic Love Islanders we’ve ever had, and we love her for it!

Since the show we’ve seen Maura go on to have some really exciting opportunities, presenting, collabing with brands and even signing with Elite Modelling Agency.

But one gig that fans keep calling for her to get is the role of presenter on Love Island.

Laura Whitmore has been the presenter of the show since 2020, but Maura has denied there are any plans for her to be a replacement.

“These [Love Island] rumours have been going on for years.

“There are always so many people on Twitter saying: ‘Oh, I’d love Maura to be the presenter,’ but people don’t understand that they loved me on Love Island because I was so outrageous – the stuff that I would come out with was so vile. If I’m presenting, I can’t do that. I would have a script.

“I’m not going in there as ‘Outrageous Maura’ and to start ranting and raving. I’d be going in there to be a professional presenter and it would be completely different. I do think people are a bit shocked when they meet me because I do actually have a soft side,” she told The Sun.


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She also said there have been no talks about her even getting the job, and she is unsure if she’d do it if there were, “I see Laura getting s**t online. I don’t agree with people saying: ‘It’s not Caroline [Flack].’ She’s a different person and she’s very good at her job.

“I don’t feel it’s fair to come online and say all that s**t. She’s a lovely person and nobody deserves that,” she said.

Maura seems to be setting her sights on the modelling world for now with her major modelling contract with one of the top agencies, Elite Modelling Agency.

Speaking to The Sun about the exciting next step in her career Maura said, “I’m so excited about this new chapter in my life, working in TV alongside modelling has always been one of my biggest passions and I can’t wait to share some of the projects I’m going to be working on.”


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A spokesperson for Elite said, “We’re thrilled to sign Maura. Elite prides itself on working with a variety of different talents who are at the forefront of their careers.”

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