Love Island: Laura Whitmore reveals the ‘very difficult’ elements that made her quit the show

Love Island recently got a new host as Laura Whitmore quit the show and the star has actually revealed the reason for her quit.

Love Island: Laura Whitmore disliked being ‘quiet’ on the show
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Love Island: Laura Whitmore disliked being ‘quiet’ on the show

In August 2022, Laura Whitmore shocked people as she announced her departure from ITV2’s dating reality show just after three series. The 37-year-old presenter never revealed the reason for her quitting the show, until now.

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Who likes being quiet?

Reportedly, Laura Whitmore had trouble being ‘quiet’ on the show. The star – who got under fire for her comments over Ekin-Su – confessed that she was unable to remain unbiased towards the contestants, reported The Sun.

The Irish presenter wanted to have tough conversations with contestants as and when needed, but apparently, she wasn’t given the liberty to do so. Revealing that if she could’ve done things her way, she would have still been the host, Laura confessed:

There was only so much I can do as a host – I couldn’t support them or not support them. I couldn’t say anything.
So you kind of have to go quiet, and that was hard for me because I like to be able to have those conversations.
If I could [have done] things the way I wanted to, I’d probably still be doing it.

This comes after she previously revealed in her ‘going-away’ post that certain elements of the show were ‘very difficult’ for her to deal with. Laura said:

There are certain elements of the show I’ve found very difficult that cannot be changed - some due to the format, including the flying back and forth to South Africa along with my new conflicting projects.

What’s Laura doing now?

Ever since Maya Jama took over the presenting duties from Laura Whitmore, the star has been onto new projects. She made her West End debut in a well-known play called – 2:22 A Ghost Story. OK! Magazine reported she earned up to £20,000 a week for her Ghost Story gig. She took over from Mandip Gill to star as Jenny and now her role is passed on to pop sensation Cheryl.

Sources Used

The Sun: Laura Whitmore takes a swipe at Love Island and reveals why she really quit the show

OK! Magazine: Laura Whitmore reveals real reason she quit as Love Island host: ‘I couldn’t say anything’

Laura Whitmore quits BBC show to 'capitalise' on Love Island success Laura Whitmore quits BBC show to 'capitalise' on Love Island success