The Irish TV presenter, 36, who had her first child, a baby girl, with husband and show narrator Iain Stirling three months ago, has returned to the capital after welcoming the single guys and girls to the villa.
And Laura showed off her incredible post-partum figure in a gorgeous floral playsuit with a white zip detail as she posed for cameras ahead of the show.
Stunning: Love Island host Laura Whitmore looked stunning in a blue floral playsuit as she prepared to host the first Aftersun of the new series in London on Sunday evening
Laura completed her look with gold platform heels which accentuated her long legs and a green triangle necklace.
Laura will film Love Island Aftersun from London and fly back to Spain for surprise visits and recouplings.
The reality star took some time out of work to bond with her adorable baby daughter, three months, on Friday.
Style: The Irish TV presenter, 36, showed off her endless toned legs in a gorgeous floral playsuit with a white zip detail
Love Island Aftersun: The Irish TV presenter, 36,has returned to the capital after welcoming the single guys and girls to the villa
Pose: The star posed for a series of stunning snap before she presented the show on ITV2
The presenter took to Instagram to share a snap of her baby’s feet while she sat in her pram.
In the new photo, the little girl could be seen wearing an adorable striped baby grow and pink socks with the words ‘Of course I’m cute’ on them.
Proud mum Laura then captioned the snap: ‘When you know, you know…’.
The blue skies of Mallorca were slightly visible in the background as Laura jetted out there last month to film the new series.
Work: Laura will film Love Island Aftersun from London and fly back to Spain for surprise visits and recouplings
Cute: Laura shared a sweet snap of her baby daughter’s feet as she enjoyed some down time amid Love Island hosting duties on Friday
Star of the show: Earlier this week Laura revealed that she will ‘fly back and forth’ between the UK and Spain with her daughter while filming Love Island in Mallorca
The presenter shares her little girl with her husband Iain – who is the voice of the show – however Iain, 33, will be recording his side-splitting commentaries from a London voiceover booth, meaning Laura’s mother will be accompanying her and her daughter on their journeys abroad.
Laura explained: ‘Every time I fly over, she’ll go with me because I’m breastfeeding.’
The blonde beauty added that her mother – who resides in Laura’s native Ireland – is ‘excited’ to be accompanying her to-and-fro over the next few weeks, saying: ‘She’s excited, it’s her first grandchild.’
Speaking to Grazia, Laura also touched upon the show’s hiatus, telling the magazine that the last season ‘feels like forever ago’.
Doting mother: Laura’s mother will be accompanying her and her daughter on their journeys abroad (above with her baby girl)
‘But there was no point trying to do the show last summer with all the restrictions and having to do it in Wales,’ she added. ‘That worked for the jungle [on I’m A Celebrity…] but Love Island needs to be hot.’
Laura also suggested that this year’s Love Island is likely to be particularly steamy, with contestants having lacked intimacy for more than a year as a result of lockdown.
As for the contestants themselves, Laura admitted she prefers not knowing too much about them, wanting to avoid preconceptions and meet them along with the rest of the nation watching at home.
She also revealed that this year there were more applications than ever, with hopefuls even sliding into her direct messages on social media asking Laura to help them bag a place on the show, despite her having nothing to do with casting.
Happy couple: Laura shares her little girl with husband Iain Stirling – who is the voice of the show – however Iain, 33, will be recording his commentaries from a London voiceover booth
Laura also spoke candidly about the show’s diversity drive, with many viewers pointing out in past seasons that the show is lacking when it comes to race, age and body types.
The Irish star said that when it comes to casting, the Love Island team is actively trying to be more diverse, however much of the decision making is based on contestants’ personalities and whether or not they will be compatible with one another.
Elsewhere in the interview, Laura admitted that Love Islanders’ newfound fame can be ‘overwhelming’, adding that she feels very protective over castmates thrust into the spotlight.
After former Love Islander Mike Thalassitis’ death in 2019, producers announced key changes to Islanders’ duty of care and said all would be able to access therapy sessions, social media and financial training, and a minimum of 14 months of ‘proactive’ contact.
Laura said that she, too, has dealt with her fair share of online trolling, however added that she is less concerned with what people think of her now that she’s older.
The series – which has been running for six years – has been marred by several tragedies with contestants Sophie Gradon, 32, and Mike, 26, as well as host Caroline Flack, 40, taking their own lives.
Love Island airs at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.
LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Sharon Gaffka
Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport
Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me.
‘I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that.’
Name: Aaron Francis
Occupation: Luxury Events Host
Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that.
‘I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends.’
Name: Liberty Poole
Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student
Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy.
‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’
Name: Hugo Hammond
Occupation: PE Teacher
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.
‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’
Name: Liam Reardon
Are you competitive? ‘I am competitive to a certain extent. I’m not over the top. It’s always nice being a winner. If I’m in competition for a female, I want to try my best, but I won’t go too far out of my way. If she liked you that much she wouldn’t have to make a choice.’
Name: Jake Cornish
Occupation: Water Engineer
Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…
‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!’
Name: Kaz Kamwi
Occupation: Fashion Blogger
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’
Name: Chloe Burrows
Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you.
‘And then obviously someone who you can depend on to not ditch you. Because I am quite a big character and quite loud, they would have to be as loud, if not more.
‘I could never be with someone who is quiet. Someone that gives you a bit back’
Name: Faye Winter
Occupation: Letting Manager
What is her type on paper? ‘Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter. I’m like a five-year-old in a playground, if I like you, I will make a mockery of you and laugh and joke. That is my really terrible flirting skills. I need someone who can take that.’
Name: Rachel Finni
Occuptation: Luxury travel specialist
Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve scraped the bottom of the dirtiest barrels, that’s how I describe my dating life. So I thought “why not? Let’s apply. If it happens, it happens”.’
Name: Brad McClelland
Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.
Name: Toby Aromolaran
Occupation: Semi-pro footballer
How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’
Name: Chuggs Wallis
Occupation: Hat entrepreneur
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I just feel like it’s now or never. I’m only 23 but I’m scared of aging. Especially as half of my last year of uni was taken away and we had so many fun plans. With Covid and the pandemic, I feel like I’ve missed a year of my youth, so I’m really gagging to get it all back – make the most of it.’