The Love Island host Laura Whitmore has introduced she is leaving the hit relationship present after two years.
In a press release on Instagram, the Irish presenter referenced parts of the manufacturing that she discovered “very troublesome” simply weeks after the newest season concluded.
“Some information!” she wrote. “I received’t be internet hosting the following sequence of Love island. There are particular parts of the present I’ve discovered very troublesome that can not be modified some because of the format, together with the flying backwards and forwards to South Africa together with my new conflicting initiatives. I want it was nonetheless attainable however know you’ll be in protected fingers. I used to be solely planning to fill in for Caroline for a sequence and it became 3 sequence. I hope I did you proud Caroline.”
Whitmore joined the present as a short lived substitute for Caroline Flack after Flack was arrested, accused of assaulting her companion. After Flack’s suicide in 2020, Whitmore remained as host.
“Laura has been a improbable host throughout the final three sequence of the present,” an ITV2 spokesperson mentioned. “We’re so grateful for every thing she has dropped at the programme however perceive and respect her resolution, and we sit up for working together with her on upcoming ITV initiatives.”
The 37-year-old lately introduced that she could be becoming a member of the West Finish hit 2:22 A Ghost Story in September.
The newest season continued to be a success for ITV2, with the finale reaching 3.4 million viewers, the very best outcome since 2019. ITV additionally claimed that the season as a complete reached 250m views on its streaming platform.
However there was additionally controversy, with 1,500 complaints over perceived misogyny throughout a process and the behaviour of 1 male contestant known as “misogynistic and controlling” by the charity Ladies’s Assist.
Love Island is scheduled to return for an additional winter season in South Africa firstly of 2023. “Slightly than simply serving up a summer season of affection, we thought we’d make 2023 the yr of affection with two full sequence of the present,” Paul Mortimer, director of actuality commissioning and controller for ITV2, mentioned.