Friday 23 August 2019

Love Island 2019: Maura admits getting 'flutters' after landing 'This Morning' role

Maura Higgins said that she is 'overwhelmed and excited for what's about to come'
Photo: Instagram/Maura Higgins
Maura Higgins said that she is 'overwhelmed and excited for what's about to come' Photo: Instagram/Maura Higgins
Maura Higgins during the heart race challenge on Love Island
Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins in fourth place on Love Island. Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/REX
Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins during the heart race challenge on Love Island
Love Island contestant Maura Higgins came fourth on the ITV2 dating show with partner Curtis Pritchard (Yui Mok/PA)
Most likely to succeed: Maura
Maura Higgins came fourth on Love Island
Maura Higgins came fourth during the final in Majorca
Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins on Love Island
Love interest: Maura Higgins on a romantic date with Love Island beau Curtis Pritchard
Feeling the heat: Maura Higgins from Co Longford has appeared on this year’s ‘Love Island’
Ovie Soko and India Reynolds, Greg O'Shea and Amber Gill, Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hauge, Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins on Love Island
Maura Higgins
Maura Higgins
Maura Higgins on ITV's Love Island
Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard came fourth on Love Island
Fan favourite: Maura Higgins from Longford in the beach hut
PIC: Maura Higgins/Instagram
Maura Higgins and Tommy Fury on Love Island. PIC: ITV2
Maura Higgins
Maura Higgins on ITV's Love Island
Love Island contestants Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard arrive at Stansted Airport in Essex following the final of the reality TV show
Love Island contestants Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard arrive at Stansted Airport in Essex following the final of the reality TV show

Laura Harding

Love Island star Maura Higgins has said she is "getting the flutters" after landing a presenting job on This Morning.

The Irish grid girl, who came fourth on the ITV2 dating show with partner Curtis Pritchard, will host her own phone-in on the ITV daytime show, where she will be providing viewers with advice.

She will also front a new strand called Maura Than Meets The Eye, a series of short films which will see the star take on various challenges up and down the country.

Higgins said: "I'm getting the flutters about joining This Morning. I can't believe it. It's beyond my wildest dreams!

"I've grown up watching Phillip, Holly, Eamonn, Ruth and the whole team. Mad to think I'm now part of that iconic family! Can't wait to crack on."

Read more here: Greg and Maura swarmed by family and friends as they land in London

Martin Frizell, editor of This Morning, said: "This Morning has a history of developing the careers of reality stars with Rylan, Vicky Pattison, Ferne McCann and Toff all getting their first TV presenting jobs on the show following their reality stints.

"Maura was the stand out star of this year's villa antics with her straight-talking opinionated views and we're delighted she now joins a long list of successful reality stars presenting on This Morning."

Maura Higgins on Love Island
Maura Higgins on Love Island

Maura will make her first appearance on the ITV show on August 5 at 10.30am when she will join Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on the sofa.

The Longford woman returned to the Love Island villa this weekend for the reunion programme which will air tomorrow night.

Posting a photo back at the villa on Instagram she said:

"Where it all began. Words cannot describe how I am feeling right now...I am just so overwhelmed and excited for what's about to come" I had the most amazing journey and I want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my hear for all your votes and support."

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