Laura Whitmore has announced that she’s leaving I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! after five years on the show.
The 30-year-old, who has also presented MTV News in the past, posted a statement on Instagram confirming the news to her 452,000 followers.
‘After five incredible series working with my extended I’m A Celeb family, I’ve taken the tough decision to hang up my jungle boots,’ the release read. ‘It’s been such a wonderful experience but I feel it’s time to move on. I wish the team well and look forward to tuning in later this year as well as continuing to work with ITV on other shows.’
Laura released a statement confirming the news on her Instagram account
She alongside the image, ‘This is a statement I released to the press yesterday… 5 incredible series! Sorry to say goodbye but been thinking about it for a long time and it’s time. Still my favourite show on the telly!!’
Laura has presented the ITV2 spin-off show, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here Now!, since 2011, working alongside co-presenters Joe Swash and David Morgan for the most recent series. David also recently announced that he would be leaving the show after just one series.
After the news of Laura’s departure was revealed, fans took to social media to express their disappointment at the loss of their favourite presenter.
‘No!!!! It was you and Joe who made that show! Going to miss not seeing you leading up to Christmas every year! Good luck in your next project though’, one wrote, whilst another added ‘Won’t be the same without you @thewhitmore but best of luck with all you do next!’
One follower simply said that it was ‘devastating news’.
Some fans began speculating that Laura might be involved in the new series of X Factor, as she had referenced a continuing relationship with ITV, but no new projects have yet been confirmed.
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