Laura Whitmore talks hosting Love Island
Laura Whitmore, who recently stepped away from her Love Island hosting role, has opened up about the struggles of the job.
She told The Sunday Times she wasn’t allowed to check in on the contestants, and it was, ‘hard.’
As quoted by the Irish Mirror, Laura said, ‘I hate having anything I’m not allowed to say. I couldn’t ask Love Islanders if they were okay.’
‘It is hard. Your face is the front of the show but I am one tiny person and have no producing role so I couldn’t say if I didn’t think something was okay.’
The Irish star continued, ‘If your child is watching, maybe you should watch it with them and have a conversation.’
‘A friend watched with her daughter and told her that it is not okay to say certain things.’
She admitted, ‘I question things a lot, even if I don’t do it publicly, people would rather I didn’t.’
‘It’s difficult doing that when you work on the show.’
In an interview with The Evening Standard, Laura spoke about the parameters she couldn’t cross as host.
As quoted by MailOnline, she said, ‘Love Island is a show that I love to watch, and I always want to work on shows that I enjoy.’
‘But there’s nothing more that I can do with it. There are parameters.’
She went on, ‘When you work on the show, you can’t really talk about certain things.’
‘But I’m really proud of what I did, and proud to leave on what I think has been a brilliant series, with great winners.’
A new host has yet to be announced.
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