Caroline Flack is glad that Love Island bosses chose Laura Whitmore to replace her for the next series.
Caroline Flack stood down from her role as Love Island presenter earlier this week due to the backlash that followed her arrest and assault charge.
On Friday morning, Laura Whitmore confirmed the public's expectations that she would be announced as Flack's replacement.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Whitmore revealed that she will present the upcoming winter series of Love Island, as well as Aftersun.
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I will be hosting Love Island and Aftersun this series. Whhhhaa??? To say I’m excited to be heading to Cape Town to host Love Island, the biggest show on television, is an understatement. I want to thank ITV for trusting me at the helm of this huge show. I wish it was in better circumstances; Caroline is a brilliant host and friend. We’ve spoken a lot in the last few days since she stepped down. She has been very kind to me and strongly pushed me for this role. I’ve watched her host every series and know I have big boots to fill. I will try and do it justice. Above all, I am a massive fan of this show. I’ve never been to a Love Island villa, and I can’t wait to get in there to meet all the new islanders looking for love. The Love Island team are the best in the business… including the voice and heart of the show, Iain. He thought he was getting a holiday away from me...not a chance
Flack has now responded to the news and issued a gracious statement on her Instagram stories.
"I'm glad it's Laura," Flack wrote. "She loves the show as much as I do.
"Again, thank you for you continuous messages of support. It's a really rough time, but I'm doing all I can to keep my head above water and sort this all out."
The next series of Love Island begins on Sunday, January 12 and will take place in the new location of Cape Town, South Africa.
Interestingly, applications for the series are still open although the cast members who will begin the series have likely already been decided by ITV producers.
If you do fancy your chances of entering the villa during the series, click here to apply.