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20th Jul 2022

Laura Whitmore quits radio show after four-year run

Laura Whitmore

She was on the show for four years.

Laura Whitmore has announced that she has quit her BBC Radio 5 Live presenting gig after four years on air.

The 37 year old will not be returning to The Laura Whitmore Show after her run on this year’s Love Island is finished.

Confirming her exit from the radio gig, Heidi Dawson, controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, revealed to MailOnline: “Laura has made the difficult ­decision to leave after a brilliant four years.

“We’d like to thank her for the energy, insight and humour she has brought to this programme and look forward to ­working with her again in the near future.”

Speaking about her sudden leave from the show, a TV insider told The Sun: “Love Island has given her huge exposure and a healthy pay packet, and she’s now going to exploit that to the max.

“Laura has already hinted she has other projects in the pipeline and she can’t find the time to continue with all her roles. So something had to go, and it’s sad for listeners that this is what’s been jettisoned as she moves onwards and upwards.”

The news comes after Laura posted on Instagram that she and her husband Iain Stirling were sharing some very exciting news.

She wrote: “Little celebration last night. I’m a huge believer in timing, and yesterday everything just clicked into place and I got some very exciting news.

“Sometimes life moves so fast you forget to be still and just enjoy the moment. Going to be a busy year so it’s important to take a breath. Also massive red moon last night was pretty spectacular! #bookedandblessed.”