Who will replace Caroline Flack as the new host of Love Island?

She's officially quit Love Island

who will be the new love island host?

by Louella Berryman |
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Caroline Flack has quit as the host of Love Island - but who will be there to step into her extremely high heels?

After being arrested and charged for assault on her boyfriend, Lewis Burton, Caroline has officially stood down as the long running host of the show.

The TV presenter confirmed the news saying, "Love Island has been my world for the last five years, it’s the best show on telly. In order to not detract attention from the upcoming series I feel the best thing I can do is to stand down for series six.

"I want to wish the incredible team working on the show a fantastic series in Cape Town," she wrote on Instagram.

Love Island fans have been speculating over who will replace the Flack on the show, and they've come up with some pretty wild suggestions. From Maya Jama to Holly Willoughby, who's the best person to save the day?

Who will replace Caroline Flack as the new host of Love Island?


Who will replace Caroline Flack as Love Island host?

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Maya Jama

Maya Jama ticks all the Love Island host boxes. Hilarious? Check. Loved by the public? Check. Cool outfits? Check. It's probably high time a single gal took the reins on the show too.

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Maura Higgins

We know Curtis said she wouldn't be able to do the show because of Dancing on Ice commitments, but we can't let go of the dream yet - okay? The Love Island star recently posted a snap on Instagram captioned: "Off to the sun to shoot something very exciting...", so maybe the dream isn't dead just yet.

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Rochelle Humes

The former pop-singer and presenter Rochelle Humes has also been tipped as a favourite to replace Caroline. Sadly she's neither confirmed or denied her interest in the show. Maybe they can sort out a Saturdays reunion for the final too?

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Rick Edwards

After Caroline's assault arrest was made public, presenter Rick Edwards suggested he might make a great replacement. He tweeted: "Well, ITV2. I'm pretty free in January, I'll happily travel to South Africa, and I've never been charged with assault."

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Holly Willoughby

She stepped in on I'm A Celeb, why not take one for the team and fill in for the Flack on Love Island? Holly's usually pretty busy presenting Dancing on Ice in January, but maybe she fancies some sunshine this year.

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Gemma Collins

Everyone's been getting behind the GC on Twitter, with users demanding she become the show's new host. The TOWIE star has even got a petition on the social media site boasting nearly 60,000 likes.

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Ovie Soko

After the Love Island final, fans of the show were calling for Ovie to claim the £50K and win the show alone. His nation's-favourite status could mean he would make an amazing host on the winter version of the show - can you imagine this face on TV every night? Yes please.

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Alison Hammond

Alison is TV presenting GOLD and we know she'd be hilarious as the new Love Island host. We haven't heard anything from her yet and it's radio silence from her social media, but watch this space...

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Laura Whitmore

As presenter of Survival Of The Fittest Laura certainly has the right credentials to replace Caroline as the host of Love Island. Plus she's dating Love Island voiceover and general funny man Iain Stirling. Now that would be a true Love Island power couple.

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Clara Amfo

Clara Amfo does an amazing job as BBC Radio 1's mid-morning presenter, so she'd make the perfect Love Island host. We're not sure she'd be able to record her radio show from the villa, though.

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Rylan Clark-Neal

Obviously Rylan has got to make the cut. He might be a little too busy filming the new series of Ready Steady Cook for the BBC, but he's reality TV royalty and it would be just great telly.

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Apparently they're still together following the arrest ©Getty

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The new winter version of Love Island will take place in South Africa in a brand new villa.

The show is rumoured to be starting in the first two weeks of January, making it the perfect antidote to our January blues.

There is sad news though, the show will only run for six of its usual eight weeks, boo.

Build up to the show has already begun, with the first promotional ad being shown on 2nd December during I'm A Celebrity.

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