Laura Whitmore set for Love Island villa return as show enters final week

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Laura Whitmore has revealed she will be heading back to the Love Island villa as she told viewers she's "got a plane to catch" at the end of Sunday night's Aftersun.

The 36 year old has been criticised by viewers of the hit ITV2 dating show for only featuring three times since the show started in June, but has now announced she is heading back to Mallorca as the show heads into the final week.

As she was preparing to wrap up hosting duties on the series' spin-off talk show, a voice was heard over a tannoy, mimicking an airport announcement.

The voice said: "This is the final call for boarding. Would passenger Whitmore please make her way to gate 69 immediately. The flight to the island of love is about to depart."

Laura said: "Sorry guys, love calls and the countdown to the final is well and truly on, so next week we are live from the villa!

"I cannot wait," she continued before thanking the show's panellists.

"Right, I've got a plane to catch, where's my suitcase? It's here somewhere," she announced as she pulled out her very own Love Island branded suitcase from behind her seat.

Laura has visited the villa just three times this series, despite pocketing £600,000 to host the show.

She appeared in the launch episode, the Casa Amor recoupling episode and, most recently, surprised the Islanders at the Island Vibes Club, where Abigail Rawlings and Dale Mehmet were dumped.

It was recently revealed why Laura doesn't isolate as she travels to and from the Spanish island, presenting Aftersun live from London every Sunday night.

One fan recently commented on Twitter: "How does it work for Laura Whitmore .. like going to the villa and then doing after sun like is there no quarantine?"

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Another said: "Why does laura whitmore not have to quarantine in between after sun and being in the villa but the dumped islanders do? confused."

However, the quarantine rules only apply to those who have not received their two vaccinations and Laura recently revealed she is doubled jabbed.

Opening up about the logistics of her filming schedule in a recent Instagram Q&A, Laura explained: "The Balearic Islands were in amber so when I did [go there] I had to isolate for five days, I'm not sure everyone knew that. I had to isolate five days on my return.

"Then [rules] went green, and now it's amber again, but I'm double vaxxed.

"I also have to be in London every Sunday as part of my Love Island contract. I need to host Love Island: Aftersun, which I love. It's just so much fun, I love live telly.

"But that's another logistical nightmare, that we need to make sure that I'm always back in time for that. If I could, I'd probably just move into the island, I mean who wouldn't?"

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Love Island continues nightly at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.

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