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Whit-more to do Laura Whitmore says she won't stop working after having baby as she teases Love Island return

When people ask if I’m going to give up work this year because of the baby, I’m like, ‘Why? Mum did it in ’80s Ireland!’”

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 Photo by: Laura Whitmore/ Instagram

Photo by: Laura Whitmore/ Instagram

Photo by: Laura Whitmore/ Instagram

Laura Whitmore has said that she refuses to stop working when she gives birth and teased that Love Island may be returning this summer.

The Irish television presenter (35) is expecting her first child with husband Iain Stirling. She is in the final trimester of her pregnancy and is due to give birth soon.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Laura revealed how difficult it was at times to work while concealing her pregnancy.

The star, who grew up in Bray, has been a team captain on popular panel show Celebrity Juice since September and filmed an entire series before announcing that she was expecting.

“I filmed Celebrity Juice and everyone around me was drunk, while I was secretly pregnant and being physically sick,” she laughed.

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Laura Whitmore’s baby bump.

Laura Whitmore’s baby bump.

Laura Whitmore’s baby bump.

And Laura said that she refuses to let her pregnancy get in the way of her career and is determined to continue working once she is mum.

She revealed that she credits her mum Carmel with her determination, as growing up she was encouraged with mantras like “there’s nothing you can’t do.”

“All my friends from school are doctors or teachers. The fact that I even thought it was possible to go off and work at MTV came from my mum because her attitude was: ‘If you want to, then why not?’”

She added that her mum raised her alone and inspires her to keep going: “When people ask if I’m going to give up work this year because of the baby, I’m like, ‘Why? Mum did it in ’80s Ireland!’”

Laura hopes to return to work for the next series of Love Island this summer. Production on the hit show, which is narrated by her comedian husband Iain, was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

She confessed that she has been informed that Love Island will be returning to our screens this summer with appropriate COVID-19 procedures.

The Irish beauty has been presenting the dating show since last January, replacing Caroline Flack who stepped down after facing assault charges against boyfriend Lewis Burton.

Caroline tragically took her own life last February.

Laura intends on doing her late friend proud: “I love doing it, it’s such a fun show. I actually think it’s been good to have had that break, for everyone who works on it, because we all went through a loss. It’s nice to realise how much people missed the show. Apparently, applications are crazy this year. Let’s just pray the vaccines kick in.”

Laura’s debut memoir, ‘No One Can Change Your Life Except For You,’ will be released on March 4th.

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