The presenter, 36, who took over internet hosting duties for the present’s winter sequence final 12 months, mentioned she finds it ‘actually laborious’ staying neutral as she watches drama in the villa unfold, however she is ‘so excited’ to be again fronting the present.
Laura added that she’ll most likely ‘be slightly bit fangirling’ when she lastly gets to Mallorca and sees the summer season sequence villa for the first time, as the actuality present lastly returns to screens after being postponed final 12 months as a consequence of the Covid pandemic.
Returning: Love Island 2021 host Laura Whitmore, 36, has admitted she nonetheless gets giddy with pleasure when she arrives at the villa forward of filming for the new sequence
Speaking about the new sequence she mentioned: ‘I’m so excited to be again internet hosting. It’s been a 12 months the place I feel all of us want a bit extra love and enjoyable inour lives and I feel everybody is prepared for Love Island to be again – myself included.
‘I’m actually excited about seeing the Villa. I’ve by no means seen the Villa in Mallorca so I’ll most likely be there slightly bit fangirling at the Villa. It’s virtually like an individual to me. So I must keep in mind that I’m there doing a job, not only a fangirl.
‘I have not met any of the Islanders but however I’ve heard from the folks behind the scenes that they’re an unbelievable solid – it is actually thrilling.’
Stunning: The presenter, who took over internet hosting duties for the present’s winter sequence final 12 months, mentioned she finds it ‘actually laborious’ staying neutral as she watches drama in the villa unfold,
Asked whether or not she missed the sequence throughout its time without work the air, Laura added: ‘I’ve by no means labored a summer season Love Island, so I’d usually be watching it on the telly. I actually missed watching it. I could not watch the information anymore.
‘I wanted one thing that was a bit extra enjoyable – I feel everybody’s the similar. Having the break from it has made folks admire it extra.’
Laura went onto say that her favorite a part of internet hosting Love Island has been attending to see the behind-the-scenes administration of the present and the huge scale of the manufacturing.
She continued: ‘Purely from a fangirl standpoint, attending to see behind the scenes of considered one of the finest reveals on the market.
‘It’s like happening set of a film and seeing the way it works. I labored on TV reveals earlier than the place it is a set and there is like three partitions. In there it is not.
Beauty: Laura added that she’ll most likely ‘be slightly bit fangirling’ when she lastly gets to Mallorca and sees the summer season sequence villa for the first time
‘You cannot see the cameras. I at all times questioned when you see reveals like Love Island, how do they neglect about the cameras, however you may perceive how they’ll neglect about them as a result of they’re sort of behind the wall or the glass…
‘I walked in there, I used to be like, oh it is a actually enjoyable home to be staying in. Pretty fangirl to have the ability to see behind the scenes. Not many individuals get to try this.’
Detailing her splendid Islander, Laura continued: ‘The good Islander, for me, is somebody humorous. Someone who stirs it up slightly bit. You need characters, large personalities in there. Someone who goes for it.’
Laura additionally confessed she struggles with staying unbiased throughout a few of the present’s extra tense moments, reminiscent of the notorious Casa Amor twist.
It’s again! She added: ‘I have not met any of the Islanders but however I’ve heard from the folks behind the scenes that they’re an unbelievable solid – it is actually thrilling’
She mentioned: ‘I discover it actually laborious. I discovered it actually laborious after Casa Amor. Last 12 months when I knew Callum was coming again with Molly and I needed to stroll in there, and I noticed Shaughna… I knew he is strolling in with one other lady.
‘All I needed to say was run… however clearly I am unable to try this. Even my eyes… I could not look her in the eye. But I discovered that actually laborious, as she ended up choosing no one and I used to be pondering, ”Pick someone!”. But I’m not allowed to say that, clearly.’
Offering her recommendation for this 12 months’s lineup, Laura added: ‘The solely factor I can say is be your self. Eight weeks is a very long time, in case you try to play a recreation or attempt to be one thing you are not, you are going to get discovered fairly rapidly.
‘From watching the present, I might simply say be your self if you wish to be in there for the future.’
LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Sharon Gaffka, 25
Name: Sharon Gaffka
Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport
Who is their sort on paper? ‘I are inclined to date somebody who’s taller than me, regardless that my final long-term accomplice, he was really somebody who was shorter than me.
‘I’m fairly an mental individual so I would like somebody who can sort of match that.’
Aaron Francis, 24
Name: Aaron Francis
Occupation: Luxury Events Host
Who is their sort on paper? ‘I want somebody that’s enthusiastic about what they’re doing – from scientist to something – you may inform when somebody is talking about one thing and they’re really smiling whereas they’re speaking. I like that.
‘I do not like when persons are doing a job simply to earn cash after which they sort of simply reside for the weekend. Especially as a result of I work on the weekends.’
Liberty Poole, 21
Name: Liberty Poole
Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student
Who is their sort on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, assured, a cheeky chappy form of man.
‘But clearly that is at all times often mixed with participant varieties, which is the place I am going incorrect. So I’m attempting to vary my methods and go for extra of a nicer man that’s going to deal with me proper.’
Hugo Hammond, 24
Name: Hugo Hammond
Occupation: PE Teacher
Who is their sort on paper? ‘I’ve been single for some time now. With the present local weather, it has been actually laborious to get again into courting.
‘I noticed it as a possibility to have a tremendous enjoyable summer season and put myself again on the market.’
Name: Shannon Singh
Occupation: Glamour mannequin
Who is their sort on paper? ‘I do not feed off appears to be like, I feed off power, I want somebody with persona. Just somebody I can have enjoyable with.
‘I’m a celebration lady, I like going out, I’m very social. For me it is fairly laborious to search out people who find themselves real and searching for what you are searching for’
Name: Jake Cornish
Occupation: Water Engineer
Who is their sort on paper? ‘Looks clever, at all times gone for blondes. But for me, the primary factor is having respect and having good enjoyable, and somebody who might be loyal to you…
‘I’ve had messages from ladies that have gotten boyfriends and husbands. This is why I do not belief anybody. Someone who’s loyal actually. But when I’m single, I like having a very good time!
Name: Kaz Kamwi
Occupation: Fashion Blogger
Who is their sort on paper? ‘I like assembly new folks, I’m able to be in a relationship. Why not be in a spot the place persons are searching for the similar issues as me?’
Name: Chloe Burrows
Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive
Who is their sort on paper? ‘I like a very good construct. I am going to the gymnasium. I would like somebody who’s humorous. Really humorous and caring and can do good little issues for you.
‘And then clearly somebody who you may rely upon to not ditch you. Because I’m fairly a giant character and fairly loud, they must be as loud, if no more.
‘I might by no means be with somebody who’s quiet. Someone that provides you a bit again’
Name: Faye Winter
Occupation: Letting Manager
What is her sort on paper? ‘Someone that can put me in my place. Someone that makes me chortle. But additionally somebody that takes my banter. I’m like a five-year-old in a playground, if I such as you, I’ll make a mockery of you and chortle and joke. That is my actually horrible flirting abilities. I want somebody who can take that.’
Name: Brad McClelland
Who is their sort on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a handsome lass. Or Megan Fox.
Name: Toby Aromolaran
Occupation: Semi-pro footballer
How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I at all times see the shiny facet in the worst conditions. I’m a enjoyable man when I am going on an evening out. Responsible man as effectively.’
Leading the 2021 Islanders this 12 months are OnlyFans star Shannon Singh, vogue blogger Kaz Kamwi, the present’s first ever disabled star – PE instructor Hugo, Nando’s waitress Liberty Poole and civil servant Sharon Gaffka.
Also on the line-up are monetary providers advertising and marketing govt Chloe Burrows, semi-pro footballer Toby Aromolaran, water engineer Jake Cornish, occasions planner Aaron Francis, labourer Brad McClelland and lettings supervisor Faye Winter.
The contestants have been revealed on Monday, with a slew of singletons from all walks of life getting ready to enter the Majorcan villa subsequent week.
The pandemic resulted in final 12 months’s sequence being postponed and followers are eagerly awaiting the new sequence following the ITV2 juggernaut’s prolonged break
Each confirmed contestant might be given thorough psychological and medical assessments by well being specialists earlier than, throughout and after the sequence as a part of new responsibility of care protocols.
Every Islander should absolutely disclose their medical historical past to make sure the setting of the villa is appropriate. The 2021 summer season sequence might be hosted by Laura Whitmore who featured in the present’s large teaser advert final week.
The 2021 summer season sequence might be hosted by Laura Whitmore who featured in the present’s large teaser advert final week.
The hit ITV2 courting present has not aired since February 2020 after each the summer season 2020 and winter 2021 editions have been cancelled as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.
Love Island returns on Monday June 28 at 9pm on ITV2 and the ITVHub.
Back quickly: Love Island returns on Monday June 28 at 9pm on ITV2 and the ITVHub
Love Island responsibility of care protocols in full – forward of 2021 sequence
Pre-filming and filming
- Registered psychological well being skilled engaged all through the complete sequence – from pre-filming to aftercare.
- Thorough pre-filming psychological and medical assessments together with assessments by an unbiased physician, psychological guide and experiences from every Islander’s personal GP to test medical historical past.
- Potential Islanders are required to completely disclose any medical historical past that will be related to their inclusion in the villa and the manufacturing’s means to supply an acceptable setting for them.
- Managing solid expectations: detailed explanations each verbally and in writing of the implications, each constructive and detrimental, of participating in the sequence are given to potential solid members all through the casting course of and bolstered inside the contract so it’s clear.
- Cast are advised they need to take into account all the potential implications of participating in the present and work by means of this decision-making course of in session with their household and people closest to them, to make sure they really feel it’s proper for them.
- Senior Team on the floor have obtained coaching in Mental Health First Aid.
- A welfare crew solely devoted to the Islanders each throughout the present and after.
- Bespoke coaching on coping with social media and recommendation on finance and adjusting to life again dwelling.
- A minimal of eight remedy classes might be supplied to every Islander when they return dwelling.
- Proactive contact with Islanders for a interval of 14 months after the sequence during which they’ve appeared has ended, with further assist supplied the place relevant.
- We encourage Islanders to safe administration to signify them after the present and handle them ought to they select to participate in different TV reveals, promoting campaigns or different public look alternatives.