Laura Whitmore has been hosting Love Island since 2020 when she took off the duty from the late Caroline Flack. Ever since then, she has become a household name and is gaining a lot of popularity, thanks to the ITV2 dating reality show.
Bye bye radio
Amidst this growing popularity and success, Laura has decided to quit her four years old BBC Radio 5 Live show - The Laura Whitmore Show. She started the BBC show in 2018 and it has immensely helped her boost her profile, confirms Mirror.
However, after landing a hefty six-figure deal to host Love Island, Laura has decided not to return to her Sunday morning programme after the current series of Love Island ends. Heidi Dawson - controller of BBC Radio 5 Live confirmed:
Laura has made the difficult decision to leave after a brilliant four years.
We'd like to thank her for the energy, insight and humour she has brought to this programme and look forward to working with her again in the near future.
Love Island success
A tv insider has confirmed that her decision stems from how she has become a household name after she started hosting Love Island. And the growing fame has given her multiple new opportunities and exposure that the 37-year-old Irish presenter would now like to try her hands at. The source confirmed:
Love Island has given her huge exposure and a healthy pay packet, and she’s now going to exploit that to the max.
Laura has already hinted she has other projects in the pipeline and she can’t find the time to continue with all her roles.
So, something had to go, and it’s sad for listeners that this is what’s been jettisoned as she moves onwards and upwards.