Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore bags £500k deal to host next series

Laura Whitmoreis said to have bagged a whopping £500,000 deal to host the next series ofLove Island.

Laura, 36, first hosted the popular dating show in 2020 for the winter edition following Caroline Flack’s decision to step down.

In the wake of Caroline’s death in February 2020, Laura went on to host the 2021 summer edition of Love Island.

Now, with summer just around the corner, Laura – who’smarried to Love Island’s narrator Iain Sterling– will reportedly return to our screens once again in just a few months' time.

A source said: “There has been lots of speculation that Laura might be stepping down, or that other presenters were being lined up for the role.

“Laura and show executives always hoped she would re-sign — it was just a case of making sure timings worked.”

“She is excited to be going back to Casa Amor and seeing what dramas unfold,” they added to The Sun.

OK! Online have approached Laura’s reps for comment.

While Laura’s allegedly making a return, one thing that won’t be is the iconic Love Island villa afterbosses announced they’ve found a new mansionfor this summer’s show.

Managing director of ITV’s media and entertainment, Kevin Lygo, said of the change up: “We didn't own [the last property]. We rented it and we are choosing a new house for this summer so that is all secrecy.”

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“It is going to be marvellous. Yes, it is going to be in Mallorca. It is going to be a great one [series],” he further teased.

The previous villa that had been used for filming had been a staple on Love Island for five years.

Laura teased her return to the show in Januaryafter sharing a snap of her posing with one a giant version of Love Island’s iconic personalised bottles.

The mum-of-one captioned the snap: "Thirsty?"

Wearing a cute navy coat with white fluffy lining, Laura sent the social media channel into a frenzy, as some followers jumped to the conclusion that her photo means the nation can prepare to meet some new Islanders this winter – but such hopes were in vain.

Applications for this year’s Love Islandopened at the beginning of the year.

Those looking to "spend the summer in paradise" must be at least 18 years old at the date of application, must not be employed by ITV, Motion, the Broadcaster or any company owned by ITV or be a live-in partner or relative of someone who works on the programme.

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