Laura Whitmore is an established and highly experienced TV presenter and radio broadcaster. Having beaten over 3000 other hopefuls to win MTV’s ‘Pick Me’ competition in 2008, Laura has forged a successful career in broadcasting for over a decade. Securing a permanent role on MTV, Laura was a regular on the channel appearing at music and film festivals around the world, interviewing some of the biggest names in show business from Coldplay to Sir Michael Caine and Justin Timberlake to Justin Bieber. She has worked for the channel for almost 10 years including at last year’s MTV Europe Music Awards in London.
In 2011, Laura began hosting ITV2’s primetime series ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now!’ anchoring the show for 5 series.
She has hosted the LIVE Red Carpet and backstage coverage at the Brits for ITV2 five times and twice for BAFTA including last year’s coverage from London’s Royal Albert Hall. As well as the Eurovision coverage for BBC3. In 2016, she got her dancing shoes on for BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. She topped the leader board on two separate weeks before competing against eventual winner Ore Oduba in a dramatic dance off.
In 2016, she was cast in the stage adaptation of Peter James’ Sunday Times best-selling crime novel ‘Not Dead Enough’ to rave reviews and toured all over the UK and Ireland for 6 months. She has studied Shakespeare at RADA and Performance at the Leinster School of Music and Drama and has written and shot her first short film ‘Sadhbh’ which she released in 2019.
In 2018 and 2019 Laura hosted her own BBC Radio 5 Live series – The Sunday Session – a mix of news, current affairs, music and entertainment – Laura and her guests chew the fat from the week, discuss the most current topics and instead of trawling through the papers, scroll through the social news feed. The series was commissioned to return full time every Sunday morning, beginning in November 2019 and continuing into 2021.
Laura also hosted her own documentary on millennials and their relationship with religion for BBC Radio 5 Live in December called ‘Losing My Religion’ and in February 2019 she stepped in to fill Nihal’s shoes, presenting BBC Radio 5 live current affairs show, The Afternoon Edition. Throughout 2019 Laura hosted Red Stripe’s hot new music show ‘This Feeling’ on YouTube, interviewing established Artists as well as breaking new bands.
Laura launched her podcast “CASTaway – the podcast about podcasts” in October 2019 to huge success. Laura is on a mission to uncover the best podcasts out there by interviewing a celebrity guest every week about what they’re listening to. The podcast is currently in it’s fourth series and has included guests such as KSI, Joss Stone, Katherine Ryan and Niall Horan.
In Feb 2018, Laura travelled to South Africa to host new ITV show ‘Survival of the Fittest’, the ultimate battle of the sexes and has since gone on to host the Winter series of ITV’s Love Island in 2020 and was recently announced as the new team captain on ITV2’s Celebrity Juice, “I’m so thrilled to be part of the Celeb Juice Family. I’ve been the biggest fan for years, I used to go and sit in the audience when I first moved to London and can’t believe I’m a team captain now! I can’t wait to see what Keith has got lined up”
With a successful takeover of Stylist Magazine and a cover star for publications Sunday Times Style, Women’s Health, Hot Press, Image, Phoenix, Fabulous and many more, Laura is a stalwart in the fashion world and has worked with brands including for Dare2B, L’Oréal Pro, Diet Coke, Haagen Dazs, Virgin Money and Nintendo.
Laura published her debut Sunday Times Best Selling book, ‘No One Can Change Your Life Except For You‘ in 2021.