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Laura Whitmore slams rumours she’s set to be replaced on Love Island

Laura Whitmore has slammed rumours she’s set to be replaced on Love Island.

According to The Sun, bosses are looking to revamp the popular dating show next summer, and are reportedly hoping former contestant Maura Higgins or presenter Maya Jama will take over from Laura as the host.

Taking to her Instagram Stories on Sunday, Laura shared an article by MailOnline that made reference to the replacement rumours, and set the record straight.

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The Irish presenter wrote: “Getting pictured outside BBC studios comes with the territory (it’s outside my house I have issue, this is work so I get it).”

“But bloody hell @dailymail EVERY week turning it into the SAME story about someone taking over my job is rude.”

“I’m good at what I do and my bank and diary tells me I’m still doing the job so stop undermining women and making a non story. It’s tiring.”


Following reports Maya or Maura were set to take over from Laura, an ITV spokesperson told The Sun: “Laura has done a fantastic job at the helm of the show this year and no discussions have yet taken place with regard to the next series.”

The Bray native began hosting Love Island last year, during the winter edition of the show.

She returned as host for the 2021 series of the show, but visited the villa less frequently due to strict COVID restrictions.

Laura’s husband Iain Stirling also works on the show as the narrator.


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