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Love Island host Laura Whitmore QUITS her BBC Radio 5 Live show

Laura Whitmore has give up her BBC Radio 5 Live presenting gig. 

The DJ, 37, will not be returning to her Sunday show after the present collection of Love Island concludes in August.

Her self titled programme has been working for 4 years and based on The Sun, Laura is eager to profit from changing into a family title on TV following the publicity it is given her.

Hanging up the headphones: Love Island host Laura Whitmore has give up her BBC Radio 5 Live presenting gig, with sources claiming she plans to give attention to her TV presenting work

Heidi Dawson, controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, informed MailOnline: ‘Laura has made the troublesome ­resolution to depart after a superb 4 years.

‘We’d wish to thank her for the energy, perception and humour she has delivered to this programme and sit up for ­working with her once more within the close to future.’ 

A TV insider additionally informed The Sun: ‘Love Island has given her large publicity and a healthy pay packet, and he or she’s now going to use that to the max. 

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Exciting: The presenter is eager to profit from changing into a family title following the publicity presenting Love Island has given her (pictured internet hosting the show in Tuesday)

‘Laura has already hinted she has different tasks within the pipeline and she will’t discover the time to proceed with all her roles.

‘So one thing needed to go, and it is unhappy for listeners that that is what’s been jettisoned as she strikes onwards and upwards.’

The Irish star, who’s married to and has a daughter with Love Island ­narrator Iain Stirling, launched her weekly programme in 2018.

She began fronting the hit dating show in 2020, adopted by a contract from Nintendo to characteristic in considered one of their advertisements and a captain function on ITV2’s now-cancelled Celebrity Juice. 

Missing host: Last month it was reported that Lauren had appeared in just 14 minutes of Love Island this series despite earning a rumoured £600,000 to host the show

Missing host: Last month it was reported that Lauren had appeared in simply 14 minutes of Love Island this collection regardless of incomes a rumoured £600,000 to host the show

Last month, The Sun revealed that in a mixed 27 hours of Love Island footage on display screen, she has solely ­featured for 14 minutes — that is regardless of the actual fact she is reportedly paid £600,000. 

The star has since made a number of extra appearances on the show, together with to host the post-Casa Amor recoupling. 

Laura’s absence didn’t go unnoticed by followers, with one taking to Twitter to ask: ‘Where is Laura Whitmore??? Surely she is not gettin paid for this gig #LoveIsland.’

One different particular person queried: ‘Where the hell is Laura Whitmore? What does she receives a commission for?? #LoveIsland.’ 

Out of sight? Last month it was reported that during a combined 27 hours of Love Island footage on screen, she has only ­featured for 14 minutes

Out of sight? Last month it was reported that in a mixed 27 hours of Love Island footage on display screen, she has solely ­featured for 14 minutes

‘We have not seen Laura because the first episode, the place is she?’, requested one other viewer.

While another person posted: ‘So um the place is Laura Whitmore? Doesn’t she like this show? #LoveIsland.’

And one other viewers member requested: ‘Where is Laura? All of this texting seems to be silly #loveisland.’ 

A Love Island spokesperson mentioned: ‘As common viewers of Love Island will know, the host has by no means appeared in each episode of the collection. As at all times, Laura’s subsequent arrival might be a shock to the Islanders and viewers alike.’

MailOnline contacted a consultant for Laura for additional remark on the time.

In addition to the primary show, Laura additionally hosts Aftersun on ITV2 each Sunday.  

The Irish presenter beforehand took to TikTok to share a brief clip addressing feedback she often receives about her job – earlier than the beginning of this year’s collection.

Anyone there? Laura's absence did not go unnoticed by fans, with one taking to Twitter to ask: 'Where is Laura Whitmore??? Surely she isn't gettin paid for this gig #LoveIsland'

Anyone there? Laura’s absence didn’t go unnoticed by followers, with one taking to Twitter to ask: ‘Where is Laura Whitmore??? Surely she is not gettin paid for this gig #LoveIsland’

She touched on what she is paid for internet hosting Love Island, as one on-line remark mentioned: ‘Laura has the best job on the telly! She will get paid £50k a minute. It’s an outrage!’  

Referring to her husband Iain Stirling who narrates Love Island, the host mentioned: ‘Firstly, Iain has by no means had consideration on money he earns. Why do not we like ladies incomes money?’

It comes after it was introduced Love Island will return for 2 new collection in 2023.

The massively in style ITV2 dating show might be back for a particular winter version in January earlier than the primary summer season season airs only a few months later from the beloved villa in Majorca.

Paul Mortimer – Director of Reality Commissioning and Controller, ITV2 – mentioned: ‘Love Island has as soon as once more proved itself to be the nation’s favorite speaking level throughout the summer season, and we’re at all times blown away by the show’s ongoing affect and talkability amongst our youthful viewers.

Trolls: Laura Whitmore has hit back at fans who call her 'dull' and say she is 'too old' to be the host of Love Island

Trolls: Laura Whitmore has hit back at followers who name her ‘boring’ and say she is ‘too outdated’ to be the host of Love Island

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