LOVE Island host Laura Whitmore has featured for less than 14 minutes this series — despite being thought to earn £600,000 to present the show.
Laura, 37, has appeared on the main show for just 13 minutes and 26 seconds — or just 0.8 per cent of the action — up until last night’s show.
It means she has so far been paid some £744 a second for her work on the main ITV2 programme.
This year, the procedure has been handled through text messages. Laura’s absence has not gone unnoticed.
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One fan, Mimi, wrote online: “Where is Laura? All of this texting looks stupid.”
Daniel added: “I’d love to have Laura Whitmore’s job. We haven’t seen her since episode one.”
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Laura has hosted three episodes of the spin-off programme After Sun.
Following criticism last year, Laura 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.”