She was recently criticized for why she’s only entered the Love Island villa once since the show started, despite being the host.
And Laura Whitmore looked stunning in a black jumpsuit ahead of the presentation of the London spin-off show Aftersun on Sunday.
The presenter, 36, wowed in an effortlessly chic ensemble that she paired with black platform heels.
Stunning: Laura Whitmore looked fabulous in a black jumpsuit to host the London spin-off show Aftersun on Sunday
The star radiated confidence as she posed for a slew of photos on set ahead of tonight’s show.
Her beautiful outfit was embellished with silver buttons on the waist and she wore gold rings as an accessory.
She recently backtracked on fan speculation as to why she wasn’t present at the villa for reconnections.
The presenter was also not present when Brad McClelland left the show to avoid his partner Lucinda Strafford being fired during Wednesday’s episode.
Stunning: The presenter, 36, wowed in an effortlessly chic ensemble that she paired with black platform heels
Wow! The star radiated confidence as she posed for a slew of photos on set ahead of tonight’s show
While Laura didn’t specify when she would be next in the villa, she pointed out that she hosts Aftersun on a weekly basis.
A Love Island viewer on Twitter asked: ‘When is @thewhitmore going back to the villa? She’s literally been there once.’
Laura said cheekily: ‘Hosting a weekly live show from London think you’d love it if you watched!
She added jokingly: ‘I have a great roaming package for the aul Spanish text messages on the mo’.
Laura, who welcomed her daughter with husband Iain Stirling in March, previously said she will be “flying back and forth” between the UK and Spain with the toddler.
Beautiful: Her gorgeous outfit was embellished with silver buttons on the waist and she wore gold rings as an accessory
Criticism: She recently hit back at fan speculation as to why she wasn’t at the villa for reconnections
Stay out of it: The host was not present when Brad McClelland left the show to avoid his partner Lucinda Strafford being fired during Wednesday’s episode (pictured on the launch show)
Keeping busy: While Laura didn’t specify when she would be next in the villa, she pointed out that she hosts the weekly spin-off show Aftersun from London
Speak with thank youshe said, “Every time I fly over, she comes with me because I’m breastfeeding.”
Love Island fans were stunned when Laura failed to re-enter the villa during Wednesday night’s episode.
The presenter – who is reportedly getting £600,000 to host – has not attended any of the four dumps that have taken place so far and has only seen 12 minutes of the program in the past three weeks.
Laura had to miss part of the first Aftersun show due to quarantine on her return from Spain where the show is being filmed.
Elusive: Laura – who is reportedly getting £600,000 to host – failed to attend any of the four dumps, showing only 12 minutes of the program
The presenter’s absence did not go unnoticed by fans, with one joking that she should be “on leave”, while another wrote that she “completely forgot” that she was the host.
On Twitter, viewers noted: ‘Laura Whitmore is getting £600k to present Love Island and I honestly can’t remember the last time I saw her in the villa’; We haven’t seen Laura Whitmore since the first episode I just realized??? #LoveIsland’;
‘I didn’t see Laura Whitmore enter the villa once in this series?? #LoveIsland’; “I feel like we haven’t had a performance from Laura Whitmore in a while and I want her back tbh”
‘Completely forgot that laura Whitmore hosts this show where is she lmao??’; Does Laura Whitmore have this series on leave ofrr? #LoveIsland’; ‘I’m trying to find out where Laura Whitmore is #loveisland’;
“But wait…when was the last time we saw Laura Whitmore? Thinking face #LoveIsland’; is laura whitmore in this series? all fun? they keep texting #loveisland’; Not Laura Whitmore getting presenter credits for never showing up #LoveIsland [sic]’
No-show: Laura was featured in episode one for the first pairing ceremony, but hasn’t returned to the villa since (pictured by Brad McClelland and Lucinda Stafford)
Laura took on the role of Love Island presenter for the show’s first winter series, which began in January 2020, weeks after former presenter Caroline Flack was accused of assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton at her London home.
Former MTV presenter Laura, whose husband Iain tells Love Island, admitted she was hesitant to take the job, telling Cosmopolitan UK: ‘I love making live TV.
“I’d worked with most of the crew on I’m A Celebrity…and MTV, so it just felt really comfortable. The show was the easiest.
Where is she? The presenter’s absence did not go unnoticed by fans, with one joking that she should be “on leave”, while another wrote that she “completely forgot” she was the host
“It was everything around it that I couldn’t deal with. When I got the call I thought “I need to talk to Iain, I need to talk to Caroline…”. It’s a weird one because you think you should just jump on it.
“You’re obviously very happy that ITV trusts you to do such a great show, but a friend of yours is going through hell too… Caroline had messaged me first to say ‘Hope you get it which was really fun.
“You think, ‘Oh yes, I can do this, but no, this isn’t how I want to do it. It was a really weird way to get a job.”
Caroline died by suicide in February 2020 and Laura stayed on as the regular host of the ITV2 series.
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