All the people rumoured to be Caroline Flack’s winter Love Island replacement
Caroline Flack stepped down earlier today
This morning it was announced that Caroline Flack has stepped down as the host of Love Island’s latest series in South Africa. And now, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive over who will be her replacement.
In a statement on her Instagram story, Caroline said: “Love Island has been my world for the last five years, it’s the best show on telly. In order to not detract attention from the upcoming series I feel the best thing I can do is to stand down for series six. I want to wish the incredible team working on the show a fantastic series in Cape Town.”
This comes after she was arrested and charged with assault by beating on Friday, after a ‘fight’ with her boyfriend Lewis Burton. Caroline is due in court next week over the allegations and the winter series of Love Island is due to start filming just one week after her court date.
There have been a whole bunch of names thrown around as to who will replace Caroline as the show’s host. Here’s all of them.
TV host and radio DJ Maya Jama is currently the favourite to take over the role as Love Island host. Maya appeared on Love Island: Aftersun in the summer and has also presented shows such as The Circle and co-presented the MTV show True Love or True Lies with Danny Dyer.
She’s top odds on Paddy Power, but a lot lower on Betfair – so who knows. One thing’s for sure, Twitter wants her to take over and they want it bad.
— 〽️ (@jamz1dn) December 13, 2019
I think Maya Jama would make an exceptional Love Island presenter.
— GAZ (@MidKnightGaz) December 14, 2019
Ant and Dec
Also high up in the bookies’ rankings is Ant and Dec. The I’m A Celeb hosts present absolutely everything, so it’s no surprise people think it could be them.
— court (@courtneylynnlb) December 13, 2019
Rochelle Humes is also reportedly one of the favourites to take over the role. She’s an ITV favourite, having stepped in for Holly on This Morning and presenting shows such as Ninja Warrior UK and the Xtra Factor.
According to Betfair, Irish presenter Laura Whitmore is currently the odds on favourite to be chosen as the new host. Her odds are at 2/1. It wouldn’t be the first time she’s taken over from Caroline Flack, Laura replaced her on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now too.
Plus Laura is Love Island voiceover, Iain Sterling’s, girlfriend so they could both be out in South Africa filming together. It’s almost too perfect.
According to Betfair, next favourite is Love Island 2019 finalist Maura Higgins with odds of 3/1. She sent everyone a little bit wild when she posted a picture of her on a plane as the news of Caroline’s arrest was announced. Fans instantly thought she was flying out to South Africa.
However, she is appearing on the new series of Dancing on Ice in January – so it wouldn’t be possible for her to host.
I’m A Celeb runner-up Emily Atack’s odds of replacing Caroline currently stand at 4/1 on Betfair. Emily has also done her fair share of TV presenting.
Another one of the names being thrown around is X Factor’s Rylan. Rylan’s done lots of presenting in the past, such as on This Morning and Supermarket Sweep. You know he’d be good, admit it.
Current odds are 20/1 on Rick Edwards taking over. He’s an experienced TV presenter and teased us when he tweeted saying: “Well, ITV2. I’m pretty free in January, I’ll happily travel to South Africa, and I’ve never been charged with assault.” He’s deleted that now, obviously.
It’s currently 22/1 that the new host will be Love Island 2019 winner Amber Gill.
— ? (@faketonichilds) December 13, 2019
Another keen favourite is the current voice of Love Island, Iain Sterling. He does a pretty good job as the voiceover so this just makes SENSE.
TOWIE’s meme queen Gemma Collins is 9/2 on Coral.
Daytime favourite Holly Willoughby is also up there. Her odds to take over as Love Island host are 6/1 on Coral.
Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, who also did some presenting on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway after she was in the I’m A Celeb jungle, has odds of 8/1 on Coral.
X-Factor star and Loose Women panelist Stacey Solomon is also a bookies’ favourite. Her odds are 10/1 at Coral.
Molly-Mae Hague was runner up in the 2019 Love Island series with Tommy Fury. Despite having her own clothing range and just launching her own fake tanning brand, the bookies still think she could fit in a new presenting role. Her odds currently stand at 14/1 on Coral.
Bookmakers.tv’s favourite to take over the role is Made in Chelsea star and ex queen of the jungle, Georgia Toffolo. But who’s ever heard of Bookmakers.tv anyway????
And people are desperate for a few more rogue names to take over too
— Libby (@libby_kate) December 17, 2019
if we have to get a new love island presenter i’m only accepting alison hammond x https://t.co/nk0p4sk6Ct
— lewys (@lookingforlewys) December 14, 2019
So Caroline Flack has quit as #LoveIsland host
I give you my top choices for the new host… pic.twitter.com/08ScnIHYWc
— Matt (@matt_smith741) December 17, 2019
Now that Caroline Flack has been arrested can Ovie host the winter Love Island …
— Alex ♥️ (@aalexwilkinson) December 13, 2019
— Hayley✨ (@hayleysoen) December 17, 2019
Love Island, give the people what they want.