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Maura Higgins Addresses Reports She's Taking Over As Love Island Host

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

01:31 21 Feb 2022


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Maura Higgins addresses Love Island rumours

Love Island 2019 fan favourite Maura Higgins has finally addressed rumours she's taking over as host of the show.

Laura Whitmore is the current host having taken over from the late Caroline Flack.

 

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Maura told The Sun, 'These rumours have been going on for years.'

'There are always so many people on Twitter saying: 'Oh, I’d love Maura to be the presenter.'

'But people don’t understand that they loved me on Love Island because I was so outrageous – the stuff that I would come out with was so vile.'

 

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'If I’m presenting, I can’t do that. I would have a script.'

'I’m not going in there as, 'Outrageous Maura,' and to start ranting and raving.'

'I’d be going in there to be a professional presenter and it would be completely different,' she pointed out.

'I do think people are a bit shocked when they meet me because I do actually have a soft side.'

But that doesn't exactly mean she'd say no if the opportunity was presented to her.

She said, 'That is a hard one, because I see Laura getting s**t online.'

 

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'I don’t agree with people saying: 'It’s not Caroline.' She’s a different person and she’s very good at her job.'

'I don’t feel it’s fair to come online and say all that s**t. She’s a lovely person and nobody deserves that.'

Despite reports, Maura insists there have been no conversations around the idea of her becoming the new host.

In other Love Island news, bosses are reportedly on the hunt for a new villa to freshen up the 2022 season.

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