ITV has come out to praise Love Island host Laura Whitmore after reports emerged the Irish star could be set to be replaced.
And since being crowned by presenter Laura, it seems fans are already eager to learn more about the future of the programme.
However, after reports emerged in The Sun claiming bosses were looking for a new hosting face, the broadcaster has insisted this is not the case.
The women have both landed some top presenting gigs in recent months, with Maya having just finished a stint on Crouchy’s Year-Late Euros and Maura recently announced as the host of Glow Up Ireland.
Maya has been floated around as a name to replace Laura amid mounting speculation (Picture: BBC)
A TV source reportedly told the publication: ‘Producers are keen to keep the show fresh and are keeping their options open.
‘They have been impressed with both Maya and Maura and think either could bring the necessary pizzazz and sexiness to the role.
‘They want some-one who is fun and can connect with people. Maura has obviously taken part in the show herself and knows it inside out so could easily relate to contestants and what they are going through.’
Another name who has been put forward is Arielle Free, who presented the Love Island official podcast with 2017 winner Kem Cetinay.
However, ITV has since told HuffPostUK: ‘This is not true,’ when addressing reports talks had started ahead of the show’s upcoming eighth season.
‘Laura has done a fantastic job at the helm of the show this year and no discussions have yet taken place with regard to the next series,’ they added.
It comes after the show was confirmed to be looking for new contestants for its eighth series in the finale episode.
ITV has opened up the casting process after Laura Whitmore announced the show was returning for another season and encouraged viewers to sign-up.
Fans can apply for their chance to find a summer of love in the Majorcan villa now.
Credit: Original article published here.