Love Island host Laura Whitmore paid £600k for 14 minutes on show so far

Love Island host Laura Whitmore has so far appeared for less than 14 minutes on the reality TV show despite being believed to earn £600,000 to present it.

The Irish presenter, 37, has featured on the main programme for 13 minutes and 26 seconds up until Thursday's edition (June 30).

This is despite there being almost 27 hours of footage from the Spanish villa, with the ITV2 series now at its half-way point – meaning she has been paid around £744 a second for her efforts.

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Four Love Island contestants have already been dumped after public votes and the use of texts.

Her lack of airtime hasn't been lost on fans of the show and many have taken to Twitter to voice their concerns.

One commented online: “Where is Laura? All of this texting looks stupid.” Another added: “I’d love to have Laura Whitmore’s job. We haven’t seen her since episode one.”

Laura has hosted three episodes of the spin-off programme Love Island: Aftersun.

However, she posted a video ahead of the new series where she said: “The villa is Mallorca and Aftersun is London. I have it in my contract to offset carbon emissions.”

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Love Island said: “The host has never appeared in every episode. Laura’s next arrival will be a surprise.”

The show was hit with a huge twist yesterday (Thursday) when it was revealed in a major development that the Islanders themselves will decide who is next to leave the villa.

In a surprise revelation, the contestants found out that the public had been voting for the most compatible couples and those with the least votes would risk being dumped from the show.

It comes after Love Island fans couldn't contain their joy as Casa Amor's return was confirmed.

But the dumping was the last thing on viewer's minds when they were given a glimpse of the iconic Casa Amor.

One fan tweeted: "This is the best thing ever when Casa Amor comes."

Another wrote: "Casa Amor! the show has now begun."


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