Laura Whitmore leaving BBC Radio 5 Live slot

Laura Whitmore leaving BBC Radio 5 Live slot

PRESENTER OF Love Island Laura Whitmore has quit her BBC Radio 5 Live show after four years.

The Irishwoman had hosted a weekly Sunday morning slot on the station since 2018.

She has also presented Love Island since 2020 after she took over from original presenter Caroline Flack.

ITV producers have announced that the hit show will have two seasons in 2023 - a winter series in South Africa and a summer series in Majorca. Whitmore is set to host both.

She is also married to the show's narrator Iain Stirling and also hosts the spin-off interview show Aftersun.

Heidi Dawson, controller, BBC Radio 5 Live, said: "Laura has made the difficult decision to leave her weekend show after a brilliant four years.

"We'd like to thank her for the energy, insight and humour she has brought to this programme and look forward to working with her again in the near future."

BBC Radio 5 Live will launch a new Sunday morning show combining sport and current affairs discussion, which will lead into the afternoon of live football commentaries.