Love Island’s Laura Whitmore hopes she made Caroline Flack ‘proud’ when she left
the island of love Host Laura Whitmore has announced she is leaving the ITV dating series after two years and gave her reasons in a social media update.
After hosting the popular dating show for the past three years, Laura told fans she was going to focus on other projects and struggled with some “difficult” elements of the show.
Laura Whitmore joined the show in 2020 to replace the late Caroline Flack, and paid tribute to the former host in her announcement where she said she “hoped she made her proud”.
Confirming the news, Laura posted on Instagram and wrote, “News! I will not be hosting the next set of The Island of Love. There are some elements of the show that I found very challenging and cannot be changed due to the format, including going back and forth to South Africa with my conflicting new projects.
“I wish it was still possible, but know that you will be in good hands. I was only planning to replace Caroline for one series and it turned into 3 series.
Hope I made you proud Caroline ❤️”
In a statement, ITV added: “Laura has been a fantastic host over the past three series of the show.
“We are very grateful for everything she has brought to the programme, but understand and respect her decision, and we look forward to working with her on future ITV projects.”
Even though Laura is stepping down from a series she is well known for, alongside her husband and narrator Iain Stirling, she has some exciting new projects on the way, most notably starring in the West End horror play. 2:22 A ghost story.
She joins the horror hit’s September cast alongside Tamsin Carroll, Felix Scott and Matt Willis, which is a definite change of scenery for her!
Laura’s announcement comes after the island of love season 8, which saw favorites Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti crowned winners and take home the coveted £50,000 prize.
Not much is known about what will happen next for the island of loveand a new host has yet to be confirmed by ITV, but we’ll let you know when that changes.
Previous episodes of the island of love are available on ITV Hub.