It's hard to believe that this year's Love Island is over after a very exciting summer of love and it seems next year will have a massive change.
Presenter Laura Whitmore announced that she is quitting as the host of the hit dating show in a shock announcement.
This season was the 37 year old host's third time presenting after she began in 2020 and she made the surprising announcement on social media saying: "Some news! I won’t be hosting the next series of Love Island.
"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."
During her time on the show much was said about how much she is getting paid for it and in particular eyebrows were raised over her salary for this year's show.
Previously reports said that Laura wasset to earn a huge £500,000 for this series and according toThe Sun, the mum of one earned £600,000 for hosting Love Island in 2021, despite not featuring on every episode.
Networthpostreports that Laura’s net worth is $15 million – or £11.9 million. While she’s hosted Love Island and Aftersun for two years, she has also had other stints.
One of those is surprising career turn that Laura announced when she said she is heading to the West End to star in 2:22 A Ghost Story.
It's reported that stage stars can earn up to £1,430 a week depending on their audiences, say experts at What's On Stage.
Laura began her career as a presenter at MTV Ireland before stints on I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! NOW! and The Hot Desk.
While she’s known for presenting, the blonde beauty featured in the 2020 film, Sadhbh, where she played Claire, a struggling mother. She also wrote the film alongside director Arjun Rose.
Laura, who is married to Love Island's narrator Iain Stirling paid tribute to her late friend and former Love Island host Caroline Flack, who passed away in February 2020, when announcing her decision to quit the show.
"I wish it was still possible but know you’ll be in safe hands. I was only planning to fill in for Caroline for a series and it turned into 3 series.
"I hope I did you proud Caroline," Laura concluded her statement alongside a red heart emoji.
Before this year's show started Laura hit back at critics about how much she may earnduring her presenting gig on Love Island.
In a video, Laura wrote a caption on a clip that read: "Shall we chat Love Island" followed by a red heart emoji.
She pulled a face as the words: "Laura has the easiest job on the telly! She gets paid £50k a min. It's an outrage", pop up on screen.
Laura smiled as she pointed back to her response, which read: "Firstly, Iain has never had attention on money he earns. Why don't we like women earning money?"
She went on to tell viewers: "These are all actual things that have been written or said," followed by a silly face emoji.
Laura then pointed downwards to a comment she's received, which read: "I think it's ridiculous that Laura flies back and forth. Send the guests there!"
She then responded by writing: "The Villa is in Mallorca and Aftersun is in London.
"This is the situation for any host, always has been.
"If I could stay in Mallorca I would," she added alongside a laughing face emoji.
Laura continues: "But at the moment, flying me back and is MORE EFFICIENT than brining our new guests and audience every week.
"I have it in my contract to offset my carbon footprint."
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