Who Is Laura Whitmore? 5 Facts On The Love Island 2021 Host
28 June 2021, 17:57
Laura Whitmore and husband Iain Stirling are fronting Love Island 2021 – here's everything you need to know about the presenter, including her age, where she's from, and when she had her baby girl.
Presenter Laura and Iain have become a hit with fans of the show, proving to be one of the cutest and funniest couples around!
From working for Love Island together to their Celebrity Gogglebox stint, we can see why viewers love them!
But who is Laura, what shows has she hosted and how did she meet Iain? We reveal all...
Who is Laura Whitmore, how old is she?
Laura was born on 4 May, 1985, making her 36 years old at the time of writing.
She grew up in Bray, Ireland, with her two brothers and parents, before moving to Dublin, where she studied journalism at university.
Whitmore then moved over to the US, attending Boston University for a year abroad.
Laura lives in London with her husband, Iain, in a gorgeous house in North London.
Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling welcomed their first baby in March 2021
Laura and Iain became parents to a baby girl in March 2021, keeping her arrival understandably private until Laura posted this cute picture above.
Their daughter's name is believed to be Stevie Ré.
Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling have been together since 2017
Laura started dating Scottish comedian Iain Stirling back in July 2017, after meeting him at an ITV bash in 2016.
According to The tabloids, the pair continued to hang out after the event with their mutual friends - including Ore Oduba who Laura did Strictly with.
They were then spotted together at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where Iain was performing.
Laura and Iain have gone from strength to strength ever since, getting married in a low-key London ceremony in 2020 and welcoming their baby girl in 2021.
Laura Whitmore took over as Love Island host in 2020
Laura became the presenter of Love Island when the late Caroline Flack stepped down after presenting the show from 2015-2019.
At the time, Laura credited good friend Caroline for pushing her to take on the job.
She wrote on Instagram: "I’ve watched her host every series and know I have big boots to fill. I will try and do it justice. Above all, I am a massive fan of this show.
"I’ve never been to a Love Island villa, and I can’t wait to get in there to meet all the new Islanders looking for love. The Love Island team are the best in the business… including the voice and heart of the show, Iain. He thought he was getting a holiday away from me… not a chance!”
Other shows Laura Whitmore presented before Love Island
Laura Whitmore is now probably best known for hosting recent series of Love Island. She was announced as the host of the 2020 winter series and has picked up the role once again for the 2021 show.
Before that, Laura hosted the I'm a Celeb spin-off on ITV2 between 2011-2015, and took part in Strictly Come Dancing back in 2016.
As well as presenting TV shows, she has hosted several music events, including the Isle of Wight Festival coverage, The BRITs Backstage and V Festival.