Laura Whitmore is back and ready for action in the new series (Picture: ITV)
Laura Whitmore is preparing to meet the singletons taking part in this year’s Love Island, and now a new set of promo shots have been revealed for 2021.
The presenter will be returning for her second series of the ITV2 programme next week and she looks more than ready to act as matchmaker as the show returns.
New pictures released today see her looking to spread the love inside the Majorca villa, holding her hands to make a heart shape as she poses for the camera.
It comes after the Love Island 2021 line-up has been gradually announced throughout today, with Sharon Gaffka confirmed as the first islander, while Hugo Hammond was announced as the show’s first disabled contestant.
Laura has also said that she hopes to do Caroline Flack – who died by suicide in 2020 – ‘proud’ as she called on Love Island viewers to show the new contestants respect.
Sharing a picture of herself against the Love Island backdrop on Instagram, the new mum wrote: ‘I think we’re all ready for some love! Ahhhhhh! So excited to watch the new islanders.
Laura is playing cupid in the new series (Picture: ITV)
The host is back to present her second series of Love Island (Picture: ITV)
‘Hope you enjoy talking about them and following their journey and just a reminder to treat them with love, compassion and respect when they leave the show and go back to real life.’
She added: ‘Caroline I hope we do you proud. One week to go.’
Caroline presented Love Island for four years from 2015 until 2019 when she was dropped by ITV following the alleged assault of her then boyfriend Lewis Burton weeks before the first ever winter edition of the series launched.
Laura hopes to do Caroline proud in the new series (Picture: ITV)
Following the death of three stars attached to the programme, bosses laid out the new procedures the show would be taking to monitor contestant’s mental health.
Before the new line-up was announced, the official Love Island social media account also urged followers to think long and hard before commenting on the new cast.
The cast of the upcoming series has been confirmed (Picture: ITV)
‘YOU’VE GOT A TEXT! Tomorrow we will be revealing the cast for Love Island 2021… These Islanders are all single and ready to find love. We can’t wait to watch them get to know each other, date, and maybe even find the one.
‘We’re so grateful they’re letting us follow their journey this summer. We hope you enjoy the show, but please think before you post.’
Love Island returns to ITV2 on June 28.