Laura Whitmore

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Laura Whitmore
Laura Whitmore.jpg
Born (1985-05-04) 4 May 1985 (age 29)
Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Education Dublin City University
Occupation TV presenter, model
Years active 2008–present
Employer MTV, RTÉ, ITV, BBC
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Website
laurawhitmore.com

Laura Whitmore (born 4 May 1985) is an Irish presenter for MTV Europe, RTÉ, and best known for presenting I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! on ITV2.

Early life[edit]

Whitmore was born in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland.[2] She has two half brothers.[3] Whitmore attended Dublin City University where she studied journalism.

Career[edit]

In April 2008, MTV Networks Europe launched a campaign Pick Me MTV[4] where Whitmore battled it out against other contestants to become the face of MTV News in MTV Europe. Currently, she hosts news bulletins for MTV in Ireland, the UK and pan-European MTV channels. She is regularly seen on MTV News hosting special events in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe.[5]

In August 2009, Whitmore launched a self-branded clothing range available at A Wear.[6]

In October 2011, she was confirmed as the new presenter of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! on ITV2 airing after I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! replacing Caroline Flack.[7] Whitmore returned to the jungle to host a third series of the show in 2013.

In the summer of 2012, she appeared on Miriam O'Callaghan show Saturday Night with Miriam after carrying the 2012 Summer Olympics torch.[8]

A pilot episode of songwriting-based talent show The Hit was aired in September 2012 on RTÉ Two, hosted by Whitmore. On 15 March 2013, RTÉ announced that the show had been ordered for a full series to be broadcast in the summer.[9] Whitmore later stepped down from presenting the series.

In 2014, Whitmore joined the BBC Eurovision team as a commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 semi-finals in Copenhagen, Denmark alongside Scott Mills on BBC Three. She replaced Ana Matronic in the role.[10]

She is a spokeswoman for the Because I Am a Girl charity clothing campaign.[11]

Since May 2014, Whitmore has appeared as a presenter in "The Hub" on ITV's This Morning.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laura Whitmore on Twitter
  2. ^ "Laura Whitmore: I can't stand still, not for a second". The Irish Independent. 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Rodgers, Kathryn (14 February 2012). "Babe Laura Whitmore moves in with Coronas star". Irish Tatler. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Laura Whitmore - Pick Me! FHM.com
  5. ^ "My Style with Laura Whitmore"[dead link]. RTÉ, 25 November 2008.
  6. ^ Laura Whitmore's Impulse Collection[dead link] A|Wear
  7. ^ Fletcher, Alex (31 October 2011). "'I'm A Celebrity' return date confirmed by ITV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Laura Whitmore joins Miriam on Saturday". RTÉ Ten. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. [dead link]
  9. ^ The Hit gets green lit by RTÉ - RTÉ Ten
  10. ^ "Laura adds more Irish sparkle to BBC's eurovision song show". Herald.ie. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  11. ^ Laura Whitmore launches charity clothing range - Plan UK

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Preceded by
Caroline Flack
Female host of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Now
2011 – present
Succeeded by
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