Our Laura to take the helm on Love Island
It was the news we were all expecting and now it’s been confirmed – Wicklow’s Laura Whitmore is to be the new host of Love Island after Caroline Flack stepped away earlier this week.
ITV have announced that the 34-year-old from Bray will be taking on the coveted job when the show kicks off in South Africa on January 12.
“To say I’m excited to be heading to Cape Town to host Love Island, the biggest show on television, is an understatement,” Laura said in a statement about taking up the role in 2020.
“I want to thank ITV for trusting me at the helm of this huge show. I wish it was in better circumstances; Caroline is a brilliant host and also a friend. We’ve spoken a lot in the last few days since she stepped down.
“She has been very kind to me and strongly pushed me for this role. I’ve watched her host every series and know I have big boots to fill. I will try and do it justice.
“Above all, I am a massive fan of this show. I’ve never been to a Love Island villa and I can’t wait to get in there to meet all the new Islanders looking for love.
“The Love Island team are the best in the business… including the voice and heart of the show, Iain. He thought he was getting a holiday away from me… not a chance!”