Laura Whitmore ‘set to sign £1million deal’ to present next two series of Love Island

Laura Whitmore has reportedly signed a deal to return as the presenter for the summer series of Love Island.

The TV presenter, who replaced Caroline Flack as the host before her tragic death earlier this month, is said to have negotiated a deal to stay as the presenter of the ITV2 dating show.

According to The Sun, Laura has “sealed a £1million deal” after impressing show bosses and viewers of the programme.

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The 34-year-old is now said to be fronting the summer and winter series.

A source said: “Laura was an instant hit on Love Island, and when the winter series wrapped, the producers knew straight away they wanted her back.

“She’s a real professional, with a easy camera manner, and they love the combination of her hosting with her boyfriend — Iain Stirling — providing commentary.

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“Her team at M&C Saatchi have more meetings with Love Island boss Richard Cowles in the diary and have laid out a deal to put to them for approval.

“The package is worth £1million, which includes Laura’s salary and expenses for both the summer series of Love Island this year and the winter series next year.

“It is expected to be signed off in the coming weeks.”

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The insider continued that Laura managed to present the show in difficult circumstances, after former host and close friend Caroline passed away.

“Laura joined the show under exceptionally difficult circumstances, and had to carry on through her own grief after Caroline passed away,” they explained.

“But she has handled everything with professionalism and grace, and at times really held things together.

“There is no one else they want to take on this role and Laura’s team know that so they have made sure the package is very generous.”

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