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Laura Whitmore Confirmed As New Love Island Host

Rebecca Shekleton
Rebecca Shekleton

10:18 20 Dec 2019


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Laura Whitmore will replace Caroline Flack as the new host of Love Island. The Irish presenter will also host spin-off show Aftersun.
Whitmore, who is is in a relationship with the show's voiceover Iain Stirling, announced the news on Instagram.

 

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Statement

"I will be hosting Love Island and Aftersun this series. Whhhhaa??? To say I’m excited to be heading to Cape Town to host Love Island, the biggest show on television, is an understatement.

"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 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."

 

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Caroline Responds

Caroline has taken to Instagram to react to the news.

"I'm glad it's Laura, she loves the show as much as I do", Flack wrote on her Stories.

Caroline went on to thank fans for their support during the "really rough time".

Earlier this week, Caroline Flack stood down as host of the show after she was arrested and charged with assault by beating.

Caroline is due to appear in court in relation to the incident on Monday, December 23rd.

The new series of Love Island will kick off on January 12th.

The winter version of the show will see a group of singles head to a new villa in South Africa to find love.

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