I was on Love Island and it’ll be even better without Laura Whitmore, says Dami | The Sun

LOVE Island star Dami Hope has insisted the show will "survive" and be "even better" despite Laura Whitmore quitting as host.

The Irishman, 26, spoke exclusively to The Sun at the launch of his Love Island girlfriend Indiyah Polack's launch for fast-fashion firm, Pretty Little Thing.

It came after Celebrity Juice team captain Laura, 37, told how she was leaving the high profile presenter role after three series.

Dami was first to tell us: "Love Island will survive after Laura has quit.

"It will be even better.

"I love Laura, she was brilliant. The show will go on though and be even better than before."


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Dami was supporting his partner at the bash after it was revealed earlier this month Indiyah had signed a six-figure deal with PLT to promote its pre-loved Marketplace.

She had been championed by fans to be signed by the brand, alongside fellow brand ambassador Gemma Owen.

Indiyah looked flawless for her big launch as she cosied up with Love Island boyfriend Dami and co-stars – after having a VIP make-over with superstar Rihanna's Fenty Beauty range.

Meanwhile, it remains to be seen who will replace Laura in the iconic Love Island host role.

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She took over the role back in 2020, and has presented three series of the show.

Taking to Instagram last month, Laura wrote: "Some news! I won’t be hosting the next series of Love Island.

"There are certain elements of the show I’ve found very difficult that cannot be changed – some due to the format, including the flying back and forth to South Africa along with my new conflicting projects.

"I wish it was still possible but know you’ll be in safe hands.

"I was only planning to fill in for Caroline for a series and it turned into three series.

"I hope I did you proud Caroline"

In a statement, ITV said: "Laura has been a fantastic host across the last three series of the show.

"We are so grateful for everything she has brought to the programme but understand and respect her decision, and we look forward to working with her on upcoming ITV projects."

Laura took over the job of Love Island host from the late Caroline Flack, when the show aired in South Africa in January 2020.

She then hosted seasons 7 and 8 of the hit ITV2 show.

The Irish star has had an incredible career on TV, which started off when she hosted I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! NOW! on ITV2 – for five series from 2011.

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Laura also acted as a Eurovision commentator in 2014.

In 2016 she competed on Strictly Come Dancing and was partnered with pro dancer Giovanni Pernice, but was the fifth celeb to be voted out.

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