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24th Aug 2022

Laura Whitmore shares details of new TV project

Ellen Fitzpatrick

A lot of news indeed.

Laura Whitmore has been giving us quite a few announcements recently and in her latest, she has revealed what’s next on the cards for her career.

After she announced she would no longer be hosting Love Island after the last season, Laura has announced that she is moving into a new form of TV.

Revealing the news that she’s starting her own series called Laura Whitmore Investigates, she’s set to take a deep dive into more serious content in a documentary style ITV series.

Posting about the new show, Laura wrote on Instagram: “Some news! (I’m all about the news this week, tomorrow I will reveal the breaking news of what I had for breakfast! Riveting stuff.)

“ITV has today announced the first tranche of factual commissions.

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“The first two investigations in the series will be produced by Rumpus Media. Executive Producer is Fintan Maguire.”

Speaking directly about the show itself, Laura added: “It’s a dream come true to have this platform and work with a brilliant team at ITV through this series of investigative films. Getting back to my journalist roots, I hope we can shine a light on some really important topics and issues and delve into a variety of serious and interesting real-life subjects.”

Adding in her post, ITV’s Controller of Factual Jo Clinton Davis explained: “We’re excited about the opportunity ITVX presents for us and with our commissioning we want to broaden the palette of factual in very different and surprising ways.
Documentary box sets with directorial ambition, on a diverse range of subjects, lead our developing slate; alongside series from new factual talent, including Laura Whitmore Investigates, which we are delighted to announce.”

Laura is also heading to the West End to star in 2.22 next month, announcing the news ahead of her departure from Love Island.

She wrote: “News!!! I’m joining the cast of 2:22 A Ghost Story from September 6th! Come see me on stage making my West End debut in this critically-acclaimed psychological thriller. For a limited run only, Book now!”

And speaking about her departure from the ITV dating series, the former host said: “Some news! I won’t be hosting the next series of Love island. There are certain elements of the show I’ve found very difficult that cannot be changed some due to the format, including the flying back and forth to South Africa along with my new conflicting projects. I wish it was still possible but know you’ll be in safe hands. I was only planning to fill in for Caroline for a series and it turned into 3 series.
I hope I did you proud Caroline.”