Laura Whitmore doubles fortune to £1.8 million after landing Love Island presenting job

TV star Laura Whitmore has seen her TV fortune more than double in two years since taking over as the main Love Island presenter.

Laura, 36, is now worth more than £1.8million, according to accounts for the company which channels her TV earnings.

She replaced tragic Caroline Flack as host of the ITV dating show for its first winter series in January 2020 and reserves in the company published at the time stood at £865,000.

Her wealth leapt by £600,000 in the last 12 months alone, with most of the fortune held in cash at the bank.

Laura was earning so much the company called Yer Wan Limited – slang for 'your woman' in Ireland – faced a corporation tax bill of almost £190,000.

As well as Love Island she has presented spin off show Love Island Aftersun, is a team captain on Celebrity Juice and also hosts her own BBC Five Live Sunday radio show.

She was revealed as the host of the winter Love island in December 2019 after Caroline Flack was arrested for assaulting her partner Lewis Burton. She then returned for the seventh series in June last year.

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Last weekend Love Island boss were reported to be in discussions with Laura’s agent to secure her for a return for the new series the hit show.

Reports said executives feared the show's duty of care would be criticised if she was axed. 

A source told The Sun: 'The bosses are very aware that the show's duty of care to its stars is under a lot of scrutiny.

“The more cautious among the show bosses seem to be getting their way, and talks have now begun with Laura and her reps. It looks like she will be back this year, even though the vote in her favour is far from unanimous.’ 

An ITV spokesperson said: “We love working with Laura. She is a fantastic host on the show and we will confirm details around the new series soon.”

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