4 May 1985|
Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland
|Education||Dublin City University|
|Occupation||Actor, TV Host, model|
|Employer||MTV, RTÉ, ITV, BBC|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
Laura Whitmore (born 4 May 1985) is an Irish television presenter and model based in London, who has worked for MTV Europe, RTÉ, and is also known for presenting I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! from 2011 until 2015.
Whitmore was born in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. She has two half brothers. Whitmore attended Dublin City University where she studied journalism, including a year studying abroad at Boston University in the United States. She lives in Camden, north London, as of 2018.
In April 2008, MTV Networks Europe launched a campaign Pick Me MTV where Whitmore battled it out against other contestants to become the face of MTV News in MTV Europe. Between 2008 and 2015, she hosted news bulletins for MTV in Ireland, the UK and pan-European MTV channels. She was regularly seen on MTV News hosting special events in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe. One of the other entrants into this competition was Eoghan McDermott.
For four years from 2011, Whitmore co-hosted I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! on ITV2 airing immediately after I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! She replaced Caroline Flack. Whitmore announced on 14 April 2016 that she had decided to leave the show.
A pilot episode of songwriting-based talent show The Hit 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 which was broadcast in the summer, but without Whitmore as host. Aidan Power and Nicky Byrne presented the full series.
Since 2012, she has co-presented The BRITs Backstage for ITV2. She hosted alongside Keith Lemon in 2012, Rizzle Kicks from 2013 until 2014 and since 2015, Rickie Haywood Williams and Melvin Odoom have presented alongside Whitmore. In 2012, she co-presented Beat TV for ITV2 alongside Darren McMullen and Dave Berry.
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, but did not return in 2015. In 2014, she was an occasional presenter of "The Hub" section on ITV's This Morning.
In February 2015, Whitmore announced that she was leaving MTV News after seven years presenting on the TV Channel, but would continue to present irregular segments and specials. Her last bulletin with the station was recorded on 26 February 2015.
On 10 August 2016, Whitmore was announced as taking part in the fourteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, beginning September 2016. She was partnered with Italian dancer Giovanni Pernice and was the sixth contestant to be voted out, on 5 November 2016 follow a dance off with Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton.
In October 2014, Whitmore launched Misstache for Movember, a campaign for women to support and raise awareness of the men's health charity.
Whitmore features in the music video for "Skip to the Good Bit", a song by Rizzle Kicks and the music video for "Mark My Words" by The Coronas. In 2017, she played Cleo Morey alongside Shane Richie, Bill Ward and Stephen Billington in the stage adaptation of the Peter James book Not Dead Enough.
|Isle of Wight Festival||Co-presenter||ITV2|
|2008–2015||MTV News Ireland||Presenter||MTV Ireland|
|2011–2015||I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW!||Co-presenter||ITV2|
|The Hit (pilot)||Presenter||RTÉ2|
|2012–2016||The Hot Desk||Presenter||ITV2|
|2012–2016||The Brits Backstage||Co-presenter|
|2014||11th Irish Film & Television Awards||Co-presenter||RTÉ One|
|Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Finals||Co-commentator||BBC Three|
|This Morning||"The Hub" presenter||ITV|
|2016||The Brits Are Coming||Presenter|
|V Festival 2016||Co-presenter||Channel 5/MTV|
|Strictly Come Dancing||Contestant||BBC One|
|2018||Survival of the Fittest||Presenter||ITV2|
- Guest appearances
- Sunday Brunch (2012, 2015)
- The Xtra Factor (2012)
- Unzipped (2012)
- Saturday Night with Miriam (2012)
- Celebrity Juice (2012, 2014)
- Britain's Got More Talent (2012, 2013, 2016, 2018)
- Never Mind the Buzzcocks (2013)
- Sweat the Small Stuff (2013)
- Fake Reaction (2013, 2014)
- Sunday Side Up (2013)
- A League of Their Own (2014)
- Virtually Famous (2015)
- Celebrity Squares (2015)
- Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular (2016)
- "Laura Whitmore: I can't stand still, not for a second". The Irish Independent. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
- Rodgers, Kathryn (14 February 2012). "Babe Laura Whitmore moves in with Coronas star". Irish Tatler. Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
- http://irishtimes.com/life-and-style/home-and-property/interiors/at-home-with-laura-whitmore-i-love-my-records-most-1.3078220[permanent dead link]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 August 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
- "My Style with Laura Whitmore". Raidió Teilifís Éireann, 25 November 2008. Archived 14 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
- [dead link]
- Fletcher, Alex (31 October 2011). "'I'm A Celebrity' return date confirmed by ITV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
- Walker, Danny. "I'm A Celebrity presenter Laura Whitmore QUITS jungle spin-off after five years saying it was a ''tough decision'' – Mirror Online". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
- "Laura Whitmore joins Miriam on Saturday". RTÉ Ten. 13 July 2012. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Red carpet ready! Laura Whitmore confirmed to host the IFTA Awards with Simon Delaney". evoke.ie. 13 March 2014.
- "Laura Whitmore talks to EVOKE.ie at the VOICE and says she can't wait to co-host the IFTAs with actor Simon Delaney". evoke.ie. 23 March 2014.
- "'You live and learn' – Why Laura Whitmore won't dwell on IFTAs and the technical hitches that beset the awards show". evoke.ie. 5 May 2014.
- "Laura adds more Irish sparkle to BBC's eurovision song show". Herald.ie. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
- "The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night (2014 TV Movie) : Full Cast & Crew". IMDb.com. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
- "'It's time to hang up my MTV news hat': Laura Whitmore announces plans to leave MTV". evoke.ie. 16 February 2015.
- "Laura Whitmore is back in the hot seat after hanging up her MTV news hat". evoke.ie. 17 February 2015.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
- "BBC Blogs – Strictly Come Dancing – Laura Whitmore is the third celebrity to join the Strictly class of 2016!". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 August 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
- "FHM Covergirls Laura Whitmore". FHM.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
- "Laura Whitmore designs jewellery collection - The Fuss". The Fuss. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
- "Go Inside The Hottest A-List Launch Party | Look". Look Magazine. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
- "Laura Whitmore Misstache campaign, is gathering pace. Now Roz Purcell and Vogue Williams have joined in". evoke.ie. 9 November 2014.
- "FHM 100 Sexiest 2015". FHM.
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