Love Island’s Laura Whitmore is still breastfeeding (Picture: Laura Whitmore/Instagram)
Love Island’s new mum Laura Whitmore will be taking her baby to work with her on the reality dating show while she is still breastfeeding.
The 36-year-old TV star will be taking her three-month-old daughter Stevie – whom she shares with her husband, Love Island narrator Iain Stirling – with her when she jets between London and Majorca for her presenting job on the ITV2 show.
Laura usually travels back and forth to make an appearance for re-couplings in the villa before jumping on a plane back to the UK for the spin-off show Aftersun.
‘Every time I fly over, she’ll go with me because I’m breastfeeding,’ she told Grazia.
Iain, 33, will remain in London to record his voiceovers whilst Laura’s mum will join her in Spain to help look after the newborn whilst she works.
Laura added: ‘She’s excited, it’s her first grandchild.’
Laura presents the show in Majorca (Picture: ITV)
Iain previously admitted he doesn’t need to travel to Spain for his job but said it does make his job easier to be in the same environment as the contestants.
The Scottish comedian explained: ‘In a way though, for the first two series, it was much better for me to be in Spain because I’m not a huge reality TV fan.
‘When you’re in Spain, you get engrossed in this TV show because there’s not a lot else to do really. It became my world.’
It comes after Iain revealed the couple were planning to split their roles ’50/50′ so Laura can take the baby when she is not presenting the show.
Speaking on the Lockdown Parenting Hell podcast, he said: ‘The plan will be to 50/50 and streamline what it is we do.’
This is the seventh season of Love Island (Picture: ITV)
Iain said he feared he will be too tired to ‘remember all the names’ of the Love Island contestants when he is narrating the programme due to being a new father.
‘Trying to remember all the names in the voiceover booth, what is going on? “Craig’s coupled up with whats-her-name again?”,’ he joked.
During last night’s premiere, the first couples of the new series were announced, as Laura welcomed contestants including Shannon Singh, Hugo Hammond, Jake Cornish and Kaz Kamwi into the villa.
There wasn’t too much drama as the islanders made their first introductions, but the end of the episode teased trouble as newcomer Chloe Burrows entered the fray, ready to take one of the guys on a date and potentially split up an established pairing.
According to BARB (broadcasters audience research board) figures provided by TV ratings system overnights.tv, 2.47million viewers tuned in to watch the launch from 9pm last night.
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.
Credit: Original article published here.