Love Island’s Laura Whitmore denies racism landed her coveted Caroline Flack job

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Laura Whitmore has denied racism was the reason for her getting picked to host the new series of Love Island.

The presenter, 34, won the coveted spot of replacing Caroline Flack over other frontrunners such as The Saturdays star Rochelle Humes and Maya Jama , meaning the show chose another white presenter to replace The Flack.

In an interview with The Sun , Laura spoke about the other potential choices to replace Caroline: “I think all of them are brilliant hosts. And I’m friends with everyone.

“I think the most important thing is for everyone to be in the room and everyone to have an opportunity.”

Laura Whitmore is presenting the new series of Love Island
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Whitmore also spoke about her own feelings when it comes to equality.

“It’s the same when it comes to the gender pay gap. I just think it comes down to you should get paid what you’re worth.

“It doesn’t matter what your gender is, what your race is, everyone is equal and everyone should have equal opportunity.”

Maya Jama lost out on replacing Caroline Flack
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The Irish presenter also suggested that it was her relationship with voiceover man Iain Stirling that persuaded her to go for the role of presenting the series.

“I don’t think I would do,” she said of joining if Iain wasn’t her boyfriend. “I think I’d probably spend the whole time sleeping.

“Like anytime I go away on a girls’ holiday, I sleep all day. Nobody wants to see that.”

Well, we’re in luck then as it will be Laura who brings us more Island gossip soon!

Love Island returns to ITV2 on Sunday, January 12, 2020.

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