Laura Whitmore has opened up about how the Love Island cast have ‘helped her more than they’ll ever know’ in a touching post on social media.
As the Winter Love Island season drew to a close last night, Laura, 34, and her boyfriend Iain Stirling joined the cast to celebrate the end of a whirlwind season.
“Your Love Island Winners and finalists!! Their warmth, kindness and smiley faces helped me more than they’ll ever know #loveisland” she wrote in an emotional social media post.
The TV star donned a bold red jumpsuit as she posed alongside the season’s champions Paige Turley and Finley Tapp.
Laura then also shared several other pictures of the show’s finalists behind the scenes including selfies with runners up Sianisse Fudge and Luke Trotman.
Her touching post has garnered hundreds of comments as fans of the show commended the presenter on her strength throughout the season.
“You did so well Laura of holding it together. You should be very proud,” wrote one fan.
“You all did a brilliant job in what must have been an incredibly difficult situation. You should be really proud of yourself x,” expressed another.
Another simply admitted that her predecessor Caroline Flack would have been proud of her.
Laura, who was close pals with Caroline, put on a brave front as she got back to presenting duties on the show following news of her death.
Last night’s moving finale also featured a touching host toward the late presenter, less than a week after news of her suicide in London at the age of 40.
Laura announced that the finale would be dedicated to the late presenter, ahead of a montage of videos in her memory.
“The past week has been extremely difficult coming to terms with the loss of our friend and colleague Caroline,” she told viewers.
“We're thinking of her family and everyone that knew her at this time."
“Caroline loved Love Island. She loved love and that's why tonight's final is dedicated to her."
Following the highly charged evening, Laura took to social media today as she relaxed following she season’s wrap. She also admitted that “adrenaline and emotions were high,” during the evening.
According to MirrorOnline, ITV bosses had decided to keep news of Caroline’s death from the cast members - they were only informed of her death the day before the finale
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