Love Island bosses confirm door is still open for Caroline Flack to return as host

Love Island bosses have said the door is still open for Caroline Flack to return as host of Love Island.

The 40 year old stepped down from hosting duties last month following her arrest and charge for assault by beating.

She will be replaced by the show's voiceover Iain Stirling's girlfriend, Laura Whitmore, when the series returns at the weekend.

The hit ITV2 show's commissioning editor has now confirmed that 34 year old Laura might not be a permanent replacement, and Caroline could return in the future.

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Speaking to Mirror Online, Amanda Stavri said: "We are continuing to talk to Caroline. We are in constant contact and the door is open."

Meanwhile, Laura has opened up on her new role, speaking to This Morning's Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on Thursday morning.

She said: "When Caroline stepped down, she actually sent me a text message saying, 'I really hope you get to do this series'."

Caroline announced her joy at Laura being announced as her replacement when the news broke just weeks before the new series was due to start.

She took to Instagram to tell her 2.3million followers: "I'm glad it's Laura.. [heart emoji] she loves the show as much as I do.."

She continued: "Again.. thank you for you continuous messages of support .. it's a really rough time … but I'm doing all can to keep my head above water and sort this all out [heart emoji]… [sic]"

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Caroline's emotional statement came after Laura was officially announced as the new host of the show by ITV.

The network said in a statement on 20 December: "ITV2 today announces that Laura Whitmore will host season 6 of Love Island. The show will launch on the channel on 12 January 2020.

"Laura will present the main show which airs nightly at 9pm on ITV2 as regular presenter Caroline Flack stands down for this series. Laura will also host Love Island: Aftersun, which will air on ITV2 live from London on Monday nights at 10pm.

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"The first series of the year comes from a brand new location and villa in Cape Town where a host of new Islanders will try to win the hearts of each other – and the nation – in the ultimate search for love."

Laura added to her 591,000 Instagram followers: "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."

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