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Laura Whitmore: 'I came home and wrapped myself in cotton wool'

Bray native Laura Whitmore talks to Amy O'Connor about staying busy and creative while in lockdown with boyfriend Iain, speaking out about the paparazzi and coping with the tragic death of her friend Caroline Flack

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Irish TV presenter Laura Whitmore. Picture: REX Features

Irish TV presenter Laura Whitmore. Picture: REX Features

Laura Whitmore on set during Love Island

Laura Whitmore on set during Love Island

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Laura at the Brit Awards in February

Laura at the Brit Awards in February

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Irish TV presenter Laura Whitmore. Picture: REX Features

When the UK first went into lockdown, Laura Whitmore was optimistic that the worst would be over by the time her birthday rolled around on May 4.

She was supposed to be going to see Engelbert Humperdinck live in concert with her boyfriend, the Scottish comedian Iain Stirling.

The couple had developed a fondness for the octogenarian crooner after seeing him perform in Reno while on a road trip across the United States last year.