Laura Whitmore, an Irish model, actress, and radio and television presenter residing in London, was born on May 4, 1985.
She began her career working for MTV as a video jockey but is now better recognised for hosting reality series like Survival of the Fittest.
She started presenting Love Island and its offshoot series Love Island: Aftersun in January 2020. She took Mel B’s spot as the Celebrity Juice team leader in September 2020.
Whitmore was born on May 4th, 1985 in Dublin. Two of her half-brothers exist.
She was raised in Bray, County Wicklow, and went to Loreto Secondary School before enrolling at Dublin City University to study journalism.
Whitmore competed against other contestants in MTV Networks Europe’s Pick Me MTV campaign, which was launched in April 2008, for the opportunity to represent MTV News in MTV Europe.
She hosted newscasts for MTV in Ireland, the UK, and pan-European MTV stations between 2008 and 2015.
She frequently appeared on MTV News as the host of exclusive events in Ireland and other parts of Europe.
Whitmore hosted I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! NOW! on ITV2 for five seasons starting in 2011, which aired following I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Whitmore made her exit from the programme official on April 14, 2016.
After carrying the Olympic torch in the summer of 2012, she made an appearance on the RTÉ chat show Saturday Night with Miriam.
The Hit, a talent show based on songwriting, debuted its first episode on RTÉ Two in September 2012.
Whitmore served as the host. Whitmore would not be the host because of a conflicting schedule in London, according to RTÉ’s announcement on March 15, 2013, that a complete season of the programme had been scheduled for transmission in the summer.
Presenters of the entire series were Aidan Power and Nicky Byrne. She and Simon Delaney co-hosted the 11th Irish Film & Television Awards in April 2014.
She joined the BBC Eurovision team in 2014 and worked with Scott Mills as a commentator for the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark, on BBC Three.
She took over for Ana Matronic in the position, although she did not come back in 2015. She occasionally presented “The Hub” on ITV’s This Morning in 2014.
She made an appearance on Channel 4’s The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night on October 24, 2014, to spread awareness of testicular cancer.
Whitmore departed MTV News in February 2015 after working there for seven years, but she continued to host sporadic pieces and specials.
She recorded her final bulletin for the station on February 26, 2015. Whitmore participated in the fourteenth season of Strictly Come Dancing, which premiered in September 2016, on August 10.
She was the sixth competitor to be eliminated, on November 5, 2016, following a dance-off with the eventual season champions Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton.
She was partnered with Italian dancer Giovanni Pernice. Alongside comedian Brennan Reece, she co-hosted the reality series Survival of the Fittest on ITV2 in 2018.
Whitmore was named the presenter of the sixth season of ITV2’s Love Island in 2020 on December 20, 2019, following Caroline Flack’s imprisonment for hitting her partner Lewis Burton.
Whitmore made a comeback for the seventh series in June 2021 after Flack passed away while that episode was broadcast.
Whitmore resided in London’s Camden neighbourhood as of 2018. In 2020 at Dublin City Hall, she wed Scottish comedian Iain Stirling in a discreet humanist ceremony.
Late in March 2021, Whitmore gave birth to their daughter.
Laura Whitmore Quits Love Island
After four years, Laura Whitmore departed from her BBC Radio 5 Live programme.
To advance her burgeoning TV career, Laura Whitmore resigned from her high-profile radio DJ position at the BBC.
The 37-year-old Irish personality joined the station in 2018 and has been in charge of its Sunday morning programme for four years.
Her television reputation has grown throughout that time, and after Caroline Flack left in 2020, she was able to earn the position of Love Island host.
Since the ITV2 dating show relaunched this month, the mother-of-one has appeared on television for less than 20 minutes and is reportedly paid £600,000.
Whitmore’s resignation was confirmed by Heidi Dawson, controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, who also acknowledged her value to the station in a statement.
After four outstanding years, Laura had made the painful decision to depart. I appreciate the contributions she made to this programme and eagerly anticipate working with her once more soon.
A source informed The Sun that she will now fully take advantage of the significant exposure and good cash that Love Island has given her.
Laura has already made it clear that she doesn’t have time to continue with all of her responsibilities because she has other projects in the works.
The authors said, “So something had to go, and it’s unfortunate for listeners that this is what’s been discarded as she travels forwards and upwards.”
A top-secret TV project that Whitmore has been working on was just teased.
She told the Standard that the project was “amazing,” “extremely different,” and “a major item that I’ve been working on for a while.”