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Laura Whitmore Turns to Acting

Laura Whitmore Goes From Screen to Stage as She Makes West End Debut

It's not even been two weeks since "Love Island" wrapped for 2022, but host Laura Whitmore already has her sights set on her next big project. The 37-year-old announced on 11 Aug. that she is starring in the West End play "2:22 A Ghost Story" from 6 Sept.

Posting the promo shot on her Instagram, Whitmore captioned the image with: "News!!! I'm joining the cast of 2:22 A Ghost Story from September 6th! Come see me on stage making my West End debut in this critically-acclaimed psychological thriller. For a limited run only, Book now!" Fellow celebrities were quick to express their excitement for the TV presenter as Scarlett Moffatt commented "omg omg amazing!" while Clara Amfo simply wrote "Fab".

Whitmore will be playing the role of Jenny alongside Busted singer Matt Willis. The play has pulled in a conveyor belt of big celebrity names since it premiered in June 2021. Lily Allen, who is currently filming new Sky comedy-drama "Dreamland", "I'm A Celeb" winner Giovanna Fletcher, "Doctor Who" star Mandip Gill, and "Harry Potter" alumni Tom Felton have previously tread the boards in the play.

Whitmore had hinted that she would be focusing on other areas of her career as she quit her radio presenting gig on BBC Radio 5 Live last month after four years at the helm. While some fans were puzzled at her seemingly odd move to acting, it might come as a surprise to hear she studied the craft at the beginning of her career. She attended Leinster School of Music and Drama in Dublin, as well as the highly acclaimed RADA in London. She has also appeared in a 2016 touring production of "Not Dead Enough" as well as multi-award-winning short film, "Sadhbh."

While her move from stage to screen might seem a bold step to fans who are more used to see her facilitating Casa Amor recouplings, the mum of one, who is married to "Love Island" narrator Iain Stirling, is sure to be a welcome addition to the cast.

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