Caroline Flack has stood down as the host of ITV2 show Love Island after she was charged with assault by beating. The 40-year-old said she felt it was for the best if she stood down now, ahead of Series Six. So, the question on the lips of many LI fans is “Who will replace her?”. We’ve taken a look at some of the famous faced being tipped to take over from Flack for the upcoming winter version of the hit show.
Presenter Laura Whitmore, who happens to be the partner of Iain Stirling, who narrates the Love Island, has taken over a role vacated by Flack in the past, having hosted ITV2’s I’m a Celeb spin-off show in 2011. She’s being hotly tipped to be the new host of Love Island.
Maya Jama has been the main host of BBC Radio 1’s Friday and Saturday morning shows for over a year and she’s also hosted Channel 4’s The Circle. She’s another who plenty of people think could take over from Flack.
Plenty of famous faces have gone from being a contestant on a show to hosting, such as Rylan Clark-Neil on Big Brother. A few people have tipped Higgins to follow down the same route with Love Island but her involvement with Dancing On Ice might prevent her from doing so.
Emily Atack has just finished hosting I’m a Celeb’s spin-off show and she did a very good job. She could be a perfect fit for Love Island.
It’s difficult to turn on a TV these days without seeing Rylan Clark-Neal as he hosts so many different shows. The reason for that is because he’s very good at it so Love Island bosses could bring in the charismatic 31-year-old.
Ex-S Club Juniors and The Saturdays star turned TV presenter Rochelle Humes has been on our screens a lot over the last few years. She filled in on This Morning when Holly Willoughby stood in for Ant on I’m a Celeb, and she’s also hosted The Xtra Factor and Ninja Warrior UK.
As soon as Flack stepped down, Gemma Collins’ name was trending on social media with fans desperate for her to take over. Whether ITV bosses will feel the same way remains to be seen.
In a rather cheeky, now-deleted Tweet, presenter Rick Edwards said ‘Well, ITV2. I’m pretty free in January, I’ll happily travel to South Africa, and I’ve never been charged with assault.’.
2019 Lover Island winner Amber Gill is another name being tipped to host the show she once appeared on.
Arielle Vandenberg hosts the US version of Love Island, so she certainly knows the format and style of the show.
Some people think former Queen of the Jungle Vicki Pattison would be the perfect host for Love Island.
Emma Willis is another excellent TV host who would do an amazing job on Love Island.