As the odds are on for who will take over from Laura Whitmore following her announcement last night, the latest celebrities to be thrown into the mix are reality TV star couple Sam Thompson and Zara McDermott as bookies were quick of the mark to adjust their odds.
“The latest rumours have it that not only will Laura Whitmore be stepping down from Love Island but also her voice over husband Iain Stirling, who has been a cornerstone of the show for years. However, it’s believed that the couple are now ready to pursue new opportunities altogether, as well as focusing on raising their baby girl.
“Meanwhile, another reality TV star couple, Sam Thompson and Zara McDermott, who took upon theirselves to provide their own, hilarious, commentary during this season of Love Island, are now believed to be the new frontrunners to take over from Laura and Iain.
“Coming from Made in Chelsea, these two young TV stars have carved out an impressive TV and social media career following their time on the SW3 hit show; with Zara grabbing headlines for her documentary about Revenge Porn as well as presenting a different dating show: Love in the flesh, for which she received glowing reviews . And having seen their odds go from 10/1 to 3/1 in a matter of an hour, there may just be something to these rumours.
“It’s also worth adding that, apart from a few names, including Sam and Zara, the current shortlist presented by the bookies are basically a re-run of the odds provided back in 2019, when the late Caroline Flack stepped down; so speaking from experience, despite the short odds, it’s unlikely that celebrities including: Maya Jama, Emily Atack or Maura Higgins will get this gig.
“Instead, with a combined 3.2m followers on Instagram, it seems likely that we’ll have another couple taking over from the one ready to step down.”
Love Island Odds:
– Zara McDermott and Sam Thompson 3/1
– Emily Atack – 5/1
– Maura Higgins – 5/1
– Maya Jama – 7/1
– Alice Levine – 8/1
– Amber Ross Gill 10/1
– Holly Willoughby 16/1
– Chris Hughes 16/1
– Chloe Burrows 20/1
– Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page 25/1
– Dani Dyer 25/1
– Wes Nelson 30/1