Love Island has had more applicants than ever says Laura Whitmore


Laura Whitmore has revealed that more people have applied to be in the next series of Love Island than ever before.


The hit ITV reality show would've wrapped up it's seventh series in July only for the COVID-19 pandemic.


But now Whitmore, who took over presenting the show following the death of Caroline Flack, has claimed that record numbers want to jet off to the sun.


The Irish host, who was the lead in the first ever 'Winter' Love Island in February, was speaking to Tyla about the situation.


''It's really all depending on coronavirus," she explained.


"We've had more applications than ever - there's a lot of people that want to do Love Island and there's a lot of people that want to watch it.


"I really missed not having Love Island in lockdown - I've been watching the old series' because I really needed to not watch the news. They're so naughty! Hopefully we will be in a better situation next year."


Whitmore is in a relationship with Love Island narrator Iain Stirling.


The duo have been isolating and in lockdown together - even featuring on celebrity Gogglebox.


They even went one step further and installed a pub in their back garden, called The Snug.


Safe


"It's very Irish. Iain is Scottish and I'm Irish so it's like, of course the two of you would build a pub!" joked Laura.


"I guess when we were at home, it was like our safe space.


''Even now, pubs are open again but it's very different.


''Sometimes it can be quite anxiety-inducing being out and around people again, so sometimes it's just me and Iain in the pub in the garden.


''It's probably the most time we've ever spent together because we spend a lot of time apart with work.


''Even on Love Island, people always say 'what's it like working together?' but we actually didn't spend one day working together. He's on the production side whereas I was either in London or the villa."