LOVE Island host Laura Whitmore has appeared on the truth present for simply three minutes regardless of being paid £500,000 to current this 12 months’s present.
Laura, 37, married to the present’s voiceover star Scottish comic Iain Sterling, 35, has solely popped into the Majorca villa as soon as in the course of the 14 episodes to this point.
3Laura Whitmore has solely appeared in a single Love Island episode to this point this yearCredit: ITV3She was no the place to be seen finally night time’s recouplingCredit: ITVUsually, Love Island’s presenters recurrently seem on the dramatic re-couplings and dumpings across the firepit.
However final night time she was nowhere to be seen – having solely appeared for the present’s very first episode.
It means Laura has solely been on display for simply three minutes 43 seconds out of the sequence’s 925 minutes to this point – solely 0.3 per cent of the present.
Earlier this 12 months The Solar revealed the Irish former mannequin had signed one other £500,000 one-year deal because the host of Love Island.
Final 12 months she was solely seen on the present for 33 minutes in complete over the eight weeks it ran.
She had defined that the coronavirus pandemic had made it tough for her to jet to Majorca as usually as she’d like.
‘WHERE IS LAURA?’
However with no such excuse this 12 months, followers have been taking to social media to blast the star’s attendance.
One fumed: “When are you really gonna make an look on Love Island? I assumed you had been the host?”
With one other including: “Laura Whitmore shouldn’t be the presenter for love island in any respect. The islanders are doing her job simply by studying out texts.
A 3rd mentioned: “How a lot is Laura Whitmore getting paid to do nothing? They presenting it themselves out right here.”
At this level within the present final 12 months – two weeks in – she had appeared thrice greater than this 12 months, with 11 minutes and 51 seconds.
Laura just lately addressed the criticism in an Instagram reel the place she mentioned: “The Villa is in Mallorca and Aftersun is London. That is the state of affairs for any host, at all times has been. If I may keep in Mallorca I’d.”
She added: “It’s the identical yearly. Producers combine it up after I are available in to maintain it a shock.”
It comes as Laura final week revealed that the Love Island villa completely stinks.
The host, who’s again to current her third sequence, mentioned as many as fifty Islanders make the Majorcan sunspot their house in the course of the run.
And the mum-of-one mentioned the stench of physique odour, or B.O., may be excessive.
Laura mentioned: “It smells so unhealthy. If you concentrate on it … that quantity of individuals, it begins off with about ten or twelve after which extra preserve getting in.
“About forty or fifty Islanders undergo it the entire summer season.
“And so they’re like 18 12 months olds – the carpet, the pretend tan, the make-up, the B.O….it stinks!
“It smells like Lynx Africa, you already know after they attempt to cowl the B.O? That’s what it smells like.”
Laura first coated the present’s winter version in South Africa in January and February 2020.
She was again for the ITV2 programme’s return to Majorca after the pandemic in summer season 2021.
A Love Island spokesperson mentioned: “As common viewers of Love Island will know, the host has by no means appeared in each episode of the sequence.
“As at all times, Laura’s subsequent arrival shall be a shock to the Islanders and viewers alike.”
The Solar has approached Laura’s administration for remark.
3Laura is being paid £500,000 to host the showCredit: Rex