Love Island pro Laura Whitmores show salary as fans cruelly brand her too old
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Love Island is back on ITV2 tonight (June 6) with more sun, sexy singles and shocking moments.
Ahead of the series, host Laura Whitmore has already hit back at fans who have cruelly described her as "too old".
Former Islander Rachel Finni recently said on a podcast: "I'm kind of gutted Laura Whitmore is hosting it though, I thought we'd get a nice Maya Jama or AJ Odudu. The benefits you get from being married to the narrator, 'cause she's not a great host."
Another contestant, Amy Day, even suggested Laura should step back from the role.
Amy exclusively told the Daily Star: "I'm numb to it, I think it would be nice to have a presenter who throws herself into it and that whole interview that came out of Rachel hit loads of the press and it is true we are all a bit gutted.
"The reunion was a bit dead and boring. It's not necessarily on Laura's presenting skills, but more on the topics and subjects that she touched on.
"We wanted more spice and for her to get to the interesting stuff."
An annoyed Laura hit back on Instagram: "Drama baby! If I wasn't on hosting duties I would be having full on banter.
"But I can't I need to stay as impartial as possible and trust the process. Last year with social distancing I couldn't even give them a hug! And I am a hugger."
The TV and radio host also hit back at speculation over how much she earns on the show.
How much does Laura Whitmore earn on Love Island?
Love Island girls gobsmacked as Laura Whitmore reveals huge show twist in first look
Laura Whitmore is believed to earn £600,000 for presenting Love Island, though the host has hit back on press reports about the fee.
The host also mentioned that her husband, Love Island commentator Iain Stirling, "has never had attention" for the money he earns for his comedic role on the show.
She said:" Firstly, Iain has never had attention on money he earns. Why don't we like women earning money?"
Lauren then added: "I bloody wish I earned what was written in the press! I only get paid days I work."
When some fans complained about Laura's travelling between the UK and Spain for the show and the Aftersun sister programme, she explained she has a special contract that makes sure carbon emissions are carefully considered.
Laura added: "The villa is Mallorca and Aftersun is London. This is the situation for any host, always has been. I have it in my contract to offset carbon emissions."
The presenter has already confirmed there will be a big twist in the series this year.
In tonight's show she will reveal to the girls in the villa that it's the public who decide which of the boys they will be coupling up with first.
She tells them: "For the first time, we asked the public to play Cupid instead and pick the boy they thought each of you should couple up with."
What is Laura Whitmore's net worth?
The Irish TV presenter and Love Island host is believed to have a net worth of £12million.
She became the face of MTV News in 2008 and has gone on to become a familiar face on TV screens and even took part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2014.
Her company Yer Wan, which was set up in 2011, pursues a range of "television programme production activities" and her net worth is combined with husband Iain Stirling.
Iain owns Iain Stirling Limited and revealed he enjoys his role on Love Island.
She told The Sun: "I show up, watch the show, think of some funny things to say and then speak over people having sex with each other.
"I get to go to Majorca for six weeks and chill. I never thought my life would come to this but it has. It’s brilliant. I really enjoy it."
The couple has a daughter, born in April 2021 after they got married in November the previous year. They have never revealed their girl's name, but it's believed to be Stevie.
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