Laura Whitmore Hasn’t Thought About Filming The Next Season Of Love Island

The ITV presenter is unsure about what's going to happen next.

 

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As speculation is beginning to mount about the future of Love Island, where it’ll be on and when it’ll take place, Laura Whitmore has revealed that she hasn’t given much thought to prospect of filming the next series and if she’ll even make a return.

Having filled the shoes of Caroline Flack during a very difficult time, Laura revealed to Cosmopolitan UK that the TV show isn’t something she jumped at initially.

‘I love the show, but when I was asked to do the series I remember thinking, “God, I love this, but f*cking hell this is going to be the paps again. I had purposely moved away from that and was trying to do things at work that would put me in a different light so that I wasn’t just the blonde girl in the dress – I wanted to show that I had a brain. Do I want to put myself up for that again?’”

Continuing, Laura admitted that the whole situation was a ‘weird way’ to get a job and she found it difficult to make a decision.

‘Obviously you’re delighted that ITV trust you to do such a big show, but a friend of yours is also going through hell… Caroline had messaged me first to say, “I hope you get it”, which was really nice. You’re like, “Oh yay, I get to do this” but, no, this isn’t how I want to get to do it. It was a really weird way to get a job.’

 

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And just before the Love Island final in February 2020, Laura learnt of the death of her friend and former presenter of the show, Caroline Flack. “It still doesn’t sink in,” Whitmore explained to the publication. “You just forget that happened. It’ll never be OK and it’ll never be right. It did scare me because I always thought Caroline was really strong. She was so strong-willed and feisty. Continuing, Laura added that it did “frighten” her, realising how even the people who seem so strong can be broken by trolls and the media.

 

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And so, it makes sense that Laura is now uncertain about returning to the role and taking on the gig in a more permanent capacity. For now, however, the 34-year-old is making the most of her Covid19 life, ‘It’s just Iain, me and the dog in the house right now, and [Iain] is loving it because he gets to eat pasta and play computer games. He’s living his student life. I thought we would drive each other crazy. It’s really helping me think, “Actually, this is a good relationship” We like each other.’

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