Maura Higgins to Vick Hope – All the stars who could replace Love Island host Laura Whitmore

Brits are waiting in anticipation to discover who will become the next Love Island host.

Irish model Laura Whitmore, 37, announced she would be stepping down as presenter of ITV2's hit reality show this week. Now, fans are trying to figure out who will step into the shoes once filled by Caroline flack.

The bookies have television personality Maya Jama as 3/1 to host the next series of Love Island in Cape Town.

Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “There will be plenty of competition lining up to replace Laura Whitmore on Love Island, but since betting opened Maya Jama is the name punters are most interested in.”

Maya Jama

As soon as Laura, who has made a shock career change to acting, announced she would no longer be Love Island presenter – fans took to twitter to express how well Maya could do as host.

One said: "Maya Jama should host love island. She was in the line up of who would host it when Caroline flack left before the first winter one started #loveisland."

Another user suggested: "Petition for @MayaJama to be the new love island host #loveisland."

Vick Hope

Rivalling Maya Jama for pole position is Radio 1 DJ Vick Hope, currently hosting a daily show with Jordan North. Vick has previously presented on Capital and is also engaged to dance music legend – Calvin Harris.

Ekinsu Cülcüloğlu

Love Island winner and new cultural icon Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu has also been touted as a favourite to present the show that has made her a star.

In similar fashion, Ekin's fans have also tweeted in support of their number one choice.

A user said: "We need Ekin-Su to present next year's Love Island and Love Island Reunion she would be perfect for it."

A fellow tweeter dreamed up and Ekin and Davide combo and tweeted: "Ekin-Su to present – with Davide taking Stirling's job! Can you even imagine his one liners ?"

Maura Higgins

Another former islander in the running is Maura Higgins, almost breaking the internet every episode with her hilarious takes and brutal comebacks, Maura has been listed as a potential presenter. Her odds currently sit at 8/1.

Emily Atack

One of the bookies other favourites is Inbetweeners legend and comedian – Emily Atack.

The former I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! runner up, has been given 4/1 odds, just behind Maya Jama.

The sketch show star was also a staple member of the Celebrity Juice line up, and with her presenting skills she could be one to watch…

Rylan has also been mentioned as a potential candidate. Originally making his name on X-Factor, he has become a presenter and fan favourite television personality. The odds for Rylan sit at 12/1.


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