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Janine Yaqoob

Laura Whitmore to net £20,000 a week after swapping Love Island for West End stage

Love Island host Laura Whitmore will earn up to £20,000 a week after swapping the villa for the West End stage.

The presenter and DJ, 37, landed a role in 2:22 A Ghost Story when she quit the ITV reality show. And she will earn big bucks from up to eight performances a week at London’s Criterion theatre.

An industry booker told us: “Laura has inked herself a very good deal.

“She will be on around £2,500 per show if things go well. She’ll have signed something like a £1,500 per performance deal.

"It will be tiered so when sales hit 70% capacity, she will get another £500 and when they reach 85%, another £500.”

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Laura Whitmore has quit Love Island (INSTAGRAM)

The star will step into some big shoes when she starts treading the boards in September as Jenny – a role previously played by singer Lily Allen.

But Laura, who has also dropped her Sunday morning show on BBC Radio 5 Live, seemed undaunted when she announced her new gig on Instagram.

Iain Stirling and Laura Whitmore (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Net)
Lily Allen previously played Jenny (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

She wrote: “Come see me on stage making my West End debut in this critically acclaimed psychological thriller… Book now!”

Laura, who joined Love Island in 2020, revealed she was leaving the show this week.

She said she found “certain elements of the show very difficult including the flying back and forth to South Africa” .

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