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Love Island’s Laura Whitmore will FINALLY return to Majorca for Casa Amor after raking in £600k for 12 mins screen time

LOVE Island host Laura Whitmore will FINALLY return to Majorca for Casa Amor - after raking in £600,000 for less than 12 minutes screen time so far.

The presenter has not been seen at the villa since launch night a month ago, with confused fans even joking about reporting her as missing.

But at the end of tonight's After Sun, Laura confirmed that she will be jetting back to Spain for the show's most dramatic twist of the series, receiving a text full of Covid-based jokes.

Reading the message out loud, she shared: "Laura, it's time to head to the island for Casa Amor… Let the fun begin!

"#PackYourBags #TwoVillasAreBetterThanOne #NewLocationNewTemptation #HaveYouHadAPCRTest #HaveYouFilledOutYourPassengerLocatorForm #AreYouDoubleJabbed"

The 36-year-old star raised eyebrows earlier this week when she missed the eighth dumping in a row - with Aaron and Lucinda's exit tonight marking her ninth.

Have you had a PCR test? Are you double jabbed?

Usually, Love Island's presenter will be at some - but not all - of the dramatic re-couplings and dumpings around the firepit.

Taking to Twitter, those watching at home jokingly asked if Laura had been placed on furlough, questioning whether she actually was the show's presenter.

Earlier this month, The Sun revealed that Laura had so far banked a bumper £600,000 pay packet for just 11 minutes and 51 seconds of screen time.


Taking to her Instagram Story, the star explained that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic had made it tricky for her to jet to Majorca as often as she'd like.

She said: "Logistically it's tougher than when I went out for the coupling up. The Balearic Islands were in amber so when I did that I had to isolate for five days, I'm not sure everyone knew that.

"I had to isolate five days on my return.

"Then [rules] went green, and now it's amber again, but I'm double vaxxed."

She went on to explain that presenting spin-off show Aftersun live from London each Sunday was also tricky, sharing: "That's another logistical nightmare, that we need to make sure that I'm always back in time for that.

“If I could, I'd probably just move into the villa, I mean who wouldn't?”

Fans expected her to be present for the dramatic re-coupling after Casa Amor, and thankfully it has now been confirmed that she will be there to comfort the snubbed Islanders in person.


Love Island's first couples have been revealed as Laura Whitmore helps the 2021 singletons couple up for the first time

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