ITV2 has announced their new host for Love Island series six will be Laura Whitmore.
Replacing Caroline Flack, the Irish presenter will be heading over to a brand new villa in Cape Town, South Africa, for the show’s first ever winter series.
Once again, a batch of new Islanders will try to charm their fellow singletons and woo the public as they attempt to find love.
Whitmore will also host Love Island: Aftersun, where former Islanders discuss their time in the villa. The series will air on ITV2 live from London on Monday nights at 10pm.
Whitmore commented: “To say I’m excited to be heading to Cape Town to host Love Island, the biggest show on television, is an understatement.
“The Love Island team are the best in the business…including the voice and heart of the show, Iain. He thought he was getting a holiday away from me… not a chance!”
I will be hosting Love Island and Aftersun this series. Whhhhaa??? To say I’m excited to be heading to Cape Town to host Love Island, the biggest show on television, is an understatement. I want to thank ITV for trusting me at the helm of this huge show. I wish it was in better circumstances; Caroline is a brilliant host and friend. We’ve spoken a lot in the last few days since she stepped down. She has been very kind to me and strongly pushed me for this role. I’ve watched her host every series and know I have big boots to fill. I will try and do it justice. Above all, I am a massive fan of this show. I’ve never been to a Love Island villa, and I can’t wait to get in there to meet all the new islanders looking for love. The Love Island team are the best in the business… including the voice and heart of the show, Iain. He thought he was getting a holiday away from me...not a chance
Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, Paul Mortimer, said: “I’m delighted that Laura is able to step in this winter on ITV2’s biggest show. She is the best person for the job and is a popular and experienced presenter of live television.”
He added: “Whilst Caroline is away, we know that Love Island will be in very safe hands.“
Love Island starts on ITV2 in January 2020.