Laura Whitmore shares her delight as she becomes a member of the BAFTA


Laura Whitmore’s career has gone from strength to strength lately, hosting the hit reality show Love Island and having a regular spot as team captain on Keith Lemon’s Celebrity Juice.

And now she’s finally being recognised for her work, as the Wicklow woman has been accepted as a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Sharing the good news on Instagram, Laura posted a snap of her acceptance email, which read, “We are delighted to accept you as a Full member of BAFTA in recognition of your considerable contribution to our industries.”

Caption the post with, “Thanks [BAFTA]”


So what exactly will becoming a member of BAFTA mean for Laura? Well, according to the email she will “become part of a leading global arts charity, amplifying and celebrating excellence across the screen industries and driving positive change through the power of film, games and television.

“Members are at the heart of everything we do and play an integral role in upholding BAFTA’s commitment to supporting the growth of creative talent by creating an inclusive and accessible industry for all. At this critical time for the industry, our membership is evolving, and we’re delighted that you will become a part of our future.”

Laura got her start in the industry after winning a competition for MTV, becoming the face of MTV News in Europe in 2008.

Since then her career exploded, getting jobs hosting I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! NOW!, joining the UK’s Eurovision Song Contest broadcast as a commentator, and appearing on Strictly Come Dancing. 

A massive congratulations to Laura!

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