Longford woman Maura Higgins is among those tipped to take on Love Island’s presenting gig since Laura Whitmore announced her departure.
It comes as Laura shared the news last night, shocking viewers.
Sharing a screenshot from the series, she wrote: “Some news! I won’t be hosting the next series of Love Island.
“There are certain elements of the show I’ve found very difficult that cannot be changed some due to the format, including the flying back and forth to South Africa along with my new conflicting projects.
“I wish it was still possible but know you’ll be in safe hands. I was only planning to fill in for Caroline for a series and it turned into 3 series.”
She concluded: “I hope I did you proud Caroline.”
Now that Laura’s attention is spent elsewhere, this leaves the presenting slot wide open for someone else to take. Already, the public is placing bets on who they think, or rather would like, to see in the coveted role.
Looking at past contestants of the show, many have expressed how they would love to see iconic islander Maura Higgings take on the role for the next season.
“Maura Higgings for Love Island gets my vote”
Maura made her presenting debut last year when she hosted Irish makeup contest ‘Glow Up Ireland’. She received praise from fans and viewers for her presenting skills.
Also among the mix for the gig is most recent Love Island winner, Ekin-Su.
“EKIN-SU… IT’S YOUR TIME!” said one person.
Other fan favourites include Maya Jama and Olivia Atwood.
For now, there is no mention of who will take over the show. After Laura’s announcement, ITV shared a statement thanking her for her three years in the host chair.
“We are so grateful for everything she has brought to the programme but understand and respect her decision, and we look forward to working with her on upcoming ITV projects”