Love Island’s Laura Whitmore has featured in 12 minutes of show – pocketing £50,000 per minute

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Love Island host Laura Whitmore has featured on the current series for less than 12 minutes – despite being paid £600,000 to front the show.

Almost 1000 minutes of the hit ITV2 show has aired since it launched on 28 June, with Laura only appearing in 11 minutes and 51 seconds of the first episode so far.

The lack of airtime 36 year old Laura has received since the show started means she has bagged a whopping £50,000 a minute for her work on the main show.

Four contestants – Shannon Singh, Chuggs Wallis, Rachel Finni and, most recently, Brad McClelland – have so far been dumped from the island, but Laura has not been on hand to evict them from the villa.

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Instead, she has stayed at home in London, where she presents spin-off show Love Island: Aftersun on Sunday nights.

Viewers have taken to social media to ask why Laura is not featuring on the show, with YouTuber Laurel Jade creating a whole video on the matter.

She said: "I feel like, 'When have we seen her? Have we seen her once?' I feel like Laura Whitmore, she herself is finding this series absolutely boring.


"She doesn't even want to turn up. She doesn't even want to host."

Other fans flocked to Twitter, with one writing: "Is Laura Whitmore in this series? Like, at all? They just keep sending texts."

Another joked: "Is Laura Whitmore on furlough this series?"

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Whilst a third confused viewer chimed: "Sorry lads, I've never watched Love Island before. If these gobs****s all stand up and read out text messages, what does Laura Whitmore do?"

New government guidelines have also cast doubt of Laura's future on the current series of the show as Majorca has now been placed on the amber travel list, meaning she would have to quarantine every time she heads to the island.

According to the latest figures, coronavirus cases have tripled in Spain in just two weeks to 368 cases per 100,000 people, with more than 21,000 new cases on July 9.

Meanwhile Majorca and Menorca are also believed to be seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Unvaccinated Brits returning from Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca – including Love Island stars from the seventh season who have not been fully vaccinated – will now have to isolate for 10 days.

They will also have to take a Covid-19 test on or before day two and on or after day eight.

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