Love Island host Laura Whitmore has suddenly called it quits after the conclusion of the latest season.
The Reality TV host has been a HUGE part of the show since 2020 and has delivered all of the good, bad and awkward news to the Islanders for the last three seasons.
Laura took to Instagram to announce her departure from the show, writing: "Some news! I won’t be hosting the next series of Love Island.”
She continued: "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.”
Laura joined the show, taking over from her friend Caroline Flack after her unfortunate passing back in 2020.
"I was only planning to fill in for Caroline for a series, and it turned into three series.” the host wrote on her social media.
“I hope I did you proud Caroline.”
Many ex-Islanders shared their support for Laura’s decision with 2020 contestant Shaugna Philips writing: “You absolutely did! Going to miss you!”
Demi Jones from Laura’s debut season of the show agreed, saying: "You were incredible! We’ll miss you."
Although the news shocked many, others are speculating that the constant backlash Laura was receiving had become too much.
One person pointed out the fact that Laura “took over Love Island while her friend suffered at the hands of bullies. it's clear that no one has learnt their lesson.”
Another added that they feel sorry for the host as “people are so unnecessarily mean”.
A third shared that the power of social media is a lot stronger than we may believe.
Whatever Laura’s reasons are for leaving, it is a good reminder that we all need to be kind to one another and we wish her the best of luck for her future projects.
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