Irish presenter Laura Whitmore is reportedly poised to take over Caroline Flack's role as the Love Island host.

The 34-year-old first became well known in 2008, when she starred on the campaign Pick Me TV where contestants battled it out to become the face of MTV News in MTV Europe.

From 2011, she presented I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Now!, which was the spinoff show at the time - replacing Caroline Flack.

In 2014, Laura become a commentator on the BBC for the Eurovision Song Contest, alongside Scott Mills - thought she did not return for a second year.

Later in the same year she appeared on Channel 4's The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night, to raise awareness for testicular cancer.

It has been reported that ITV bosses are in talks with Laura Whitmore to lead the show

Laura left MTV in 2015, and the next year she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing where she was partnered with Giovanni Pernice, who was paired with Michelle Visage in this year's series.

Laura was the sixth contestant to leave her series after a dance off with Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton, who went on to win the show.

Shortly before, Laura finally confirmed that she was indeed dating Love Island narrator Iain Stirling, after speculation was rife.

Laura Whitmore in 2009

She said the time: “He’s my boyfriend, and he’s lovely. I’ve even got him as my screen saver on my phone.”

The pair met at an ITV party, and it was actually Iain who convinced Laura to first start watching Love Island, which she may well end up presenting.

They were initially in a long distance relationship as Laura's work took her to New York and LA as well as completing an acting course in London, while Iain lived in Edinburgh.

They began to post more of their relationship on social media, and Laura joined Iain and the Stirling family on the trip to Iceland.

Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling, who narrates the show

In January 2018 she put up a photo of them together on Iain's birthday saying she was “proud you're mine” in a heartfelt message, showing the relationship had become serious.

That summer, The Sun Laura was buying herself a new home and the couple were planning to move in together and turn it into "a love nest".

"They haven't been together too long but she wanted to buy a house. It's their relationship getting more serious," said a source.

Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio

"Because of their busy jobs they don't get to spend a lot of time together but this will mean they will see a lot more of each other.

"They are very steady as a couple and it is the natural next step."

In June this year, Piers Morgan demanded to know when Iain was going to "make an honest woman" of Laura.

Laura Whitmore and Rory Williams
Laura Whitmore and Rory Williams

A taciturn Iain told Piers: "I mean, there's many people who would discuss personal matters with Piers, sadly I am not one of them."

Some of the men Laura has previously been linked to include a host of famous faces such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Niall Horan.

She dated Dolce & Gabbana model David Gandy in 2010, and in in 2013, Niall from One Direction was spotted leaving Laura's home in London with her - though they insisted they were just friends.

Laura with Niall Horan

She was pictured with Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio in 2016, and he whispered into her ear while the cosied up at a BAFTAs party.

A source told The Sun: "Leonardo was completely taken by Laura.

"She was playing it cool but he made a beeline for her and they instantly started flirting."

Laura dated David Gandy in 2010

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Laura also dated Game Of Thrones actor Richard Madden, but they split reportedly due to their busy schedules keeping them apart.

Before that, she dated Sunset Sons frontman Rory Williams for seven months, but they split when he struggled to deal with the fame that came with dating Laura.

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