Laura Whitmore quits BBC radio show amid Love Island success

Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore has left BBC Radio 5 Live after four years.

The 37-year-old has hosted the weekly Sunday morning show on the station since 2018.

The move comes as ITV’s latest series of dating shows Love Island has garnered its biggest premiere audience since 2019.


Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling (Ian West/PA)

ITV has also announced there will be two series of the show in 2023 – a winter series in South Africa and a summer series in Majorca – with Whitmore likely to host both.

The Irish presenter, who began her career reading newscasts for MTV in her hometown, has hosted the show since 2020 after taking over from close friend and original presenter Caroline Flack.

She is married to Love Island narrator Iain Stirling and is also the host of the Aftersun sub-interview.

Heidi Dawson, moderator, BBC Radio 5 Live, said: “Laura has made the difficult decision to leave her weekend show after four years of huge success.

“We want to thank her for the energy, insight and humor she brought to this show and look forward to working with her again in the near future.”

– BBC Radio 5 Live will launch a new program on Sunday morning that combines discussion of sport and current affairs, which will lead to live football commentary in the afternoon. Laura Whitmore quits BBC radio show amid Love Island success

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