Laura Whitmore doesn't want Love Island in the UK
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 March 2021
Laura Whitmore thinks everyone could benefit from a "little bit of sun" and hopes 'Love Island' is not filmed in the UK
Laura Whitmore has admitted she hopes 'Love Island' isn't filmed in the UK.
The 35-year-old host has insisted the country could benefit from a bit of "escapism" by watching a group of singletons in sunny Majorca after the 2020 series of the ITV2 dating show was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking on Dublin's 98 FM station, host Brendan O'Loughlin said he hopes for a "miserable and grey" filming location in a seaside town to "shake things up a bit."
But Laura replied: "You say that and then can you imagine ten minutes after watching that, I mean, that's all we've seen.
"I live in central London and in Ireland or wherever, we see a lot of grey weather. Let's just have a little bit of sun! I think we need a little bit of sun, a bit of escapism."
'Love Island' was confirmed to return to TV screens this summer as it was announced as part of ITV's bumper schedule for spring and summer.
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s managing director of media and entertainment, explained: "There’s so much to look forward to on ITV this spring and into summer, with the Euros and the return of 'Love Island', but much more besides."
It was recently reported ITV2 bosses have secured Jersey as a backup location for this year's summer series if the show can't be filmed in its regular spot in Majorca.
However, Laura admitted she doesn't know where it will take place as she won't be told until she is needed on set.
She explained: "You probably know more than I do because every time I do an interview, there's a different article written saying, 'Oh it's in Jersey,' or 'It's in Greece,' or wherever, and I'm like, 'Is it?'
"So many people work on 'Love Island'. It's a huge production, I mean hundreds and hundreds of people, and they have been working on it for the last year since the previous series, so I mean, they know a lot more than I do. 'I feel like I just show up and swan in when they need me to."