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Laura Whitmore: ‘When I was pregnant, someone asked if I was going to have an abortion because I wanted to repeal the Eighth’

In a candid interview, the Love Island host calls out the anti-choice movement, misogyny, Boris Johnson's leadership, social media trolls and why she’s always careful when talking about Caroline Flack

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Laura Whitmore at the Netflix party after the Baftas earlier this year. Picture by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

Laura Whitmore at the Netflix party after the Baftas earlier this year. Picture by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

Laura Whitmore on the Love Island 2022 set

Laura Whitmore on the Love Island 2022 set

Laura Whitmore and Caroline Flack at a Vanity Fair party in London in January 2019

Laura Whitmore and Caroline Flack at a Vanity Fair party in London in January 2019

Laura Whitmore pictured by Gerry Mooney for the 'Sunday Independent' in 2009

Laura Whitmore pictured by Gerry Mooney for the 'Sunday Independent' in 2009

Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling in 2021

Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling in 2021

Laura Whitmore and Imelda May, Ascot, 2019. Picture by David M Benett/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse

Laura Whitmore and Imelda May, Ascot, 2019. Picture by David M Benett/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse

No One Can Change Your Life Except For You

No One Can Change Your Life Except For You

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Laura Whitmore at the Netflix party after the Baftas earlier this year. Picture by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

Laura Whitmore hosts ITV’s show Love Island. But she has never been adrift from the real world.

In 2018, she campaigned to repeal the Eighth Amendment, which effectively banned abortion in Ireland. In May of that year, under an anti-repeal message on Twitter, she tweeted to her 400,000 followers: “Is this f**king real? Ireland, you’re better than this. Trust and support women.”


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