In April 2008, MTV Networks Europe launched a campaign Pick Me MTV where Laura Whitmore battled it out against other contestants to become the face of MTV News in MTV Europe. Between 2008 and 2015, she hosted news bulletins for MTV in Ireland, the UK and pan-European MTV channels. She was regularly seen on MTV News hosting special events in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe. One of the other entrants into this competition was Eoghan McDermott.
For four years from 2011, Laura Whitmore co-hosted I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! NOW! on ITV2 airing immediately after I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!. She replaced Caroline Flack. Laura Whitmore announced on 14 April 2016 that she had decided to leave the show. In the summer of 2012, Laura Whitmore appeared on Miriam O’Callaghan’s show Saturday Night with Miriam after carrying the 2012 Summer Olympics torch.
A episode of songwriting-based talent show The Hit aired in September 2012 on RTA Two, hosted by Laura Whitmore. On 15 March 2013, RTA announced that the show had been ordered for a full series which was broadcast in the summer, but without Whitmore as host. Aidan Power and Nicky Byrne presented the full series.
Since 2012, Laura Whitmore has co-presented The BRITs Backstage for ITV2. She hosted alongside Keith Lemon in 2012, Rizzle Kicks from 2013 until 2014 and since 2015, Rickie Haywood Williams and Melvin Odoom have presented alongside Whitmore. In 2012, she co-presented Beat TV for ITV2 alongside Darren McMullen and Dave Berry.
In April 2014, Laura Whitmore co-hosted the 11th Irish Film & Television Awards with Simon Delaney. Also in 2014, Laura Whitmore joined the BBC Eurovision team as a commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 semi-finals in Copenhagen, Denmark alongside Scott Mills on BBC Three. She replaced Ana Matronic in the role. In 2014, she was an occasional presenter of “The Hub” section on ITV’s This Morning.
On 24 October 2014, Laura Whitmore appeared in Channel 4’s The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night to raise awareness of testicular cancer. In February 2015 Laura Whitmore announced that she was leaving MTV News after seven years presenting on the TV Channel, but would continue to present irregular segments and specials. Her last bulletin with the station was recorded on 26 February 2015.
In 2016, Whitmore presented The Brits Are Coming, the show that revealed some of the nominees at the 2016 Brit Awards.
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