Who Will Take Laura Whitmore’s Place As Love Island Host?

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Last night, it came as a shock to many when Laura Whitmore took to her Instagram account to break the news that she would not be returning to Love Island ahead of its second winter season.

As presenter of the show for the past three years, taking over from the late Caroline Flack in 2020, Laura admitted in her statement that she was only planning to fill in for a year, but ended up staying for three. Her reasons for leaving? Well, although Laura kept it quite vague, she did share that format concerns, the travel between London and South Africa, as well as conflicting projects were all reasons for her departure.

 

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Concluding, Laura wrote:

“I wish it was still possible but know you’ll be in safe hands.”

Shortly following Laura’s statement on Instagram, ITV followed by releasing their own statement which read:

“Laura has been a fantastic host across the last three series of the show. We are so grateful for everything she has brought to the programme but understand and respect her decision, and we look forward to working with her on upcoming ITV projects.”

 

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As for who’s set to replace Laura? It’s unknown as to whether ITV have someone in the pipeline or if they’ve now been left with a major telly hole to fill.

Regardless, it looks as though the fans have their eyes set on a few strong contenders in particular, with the same names cropping up online again and again.

Thousands of tweets started flooding in last night speculating who they believe should be the next Love Island host. The most common reoccurring names included this year’s Love Island winner Ekin-Su, former fiery 2019 contestant Maura Higgins, presenter Maya Jama and influencer Nella Rose.

 

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The first and only winter Love Island aired in 2020, seeing Paige Turley and Finn Tapp win the show. Now ITV bosses have confirmed a fresh batch of Islanders will be returning to South Africa on a quest for love and romance in the New Year.

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