Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling enjoy a romantic safari trip in South Africa after Love Island


LOVE Island’s presenting team and cute couple Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling are soaking up South African safari delights after the show wrapped.

Laura, 34, who was praised for her bravery as she battled the tears during a segment commemorating her late pal and show host Caroline Flack, shared the details of their downtime on her Instagram page.

Laura Whitmore and boyfriend Iain Stirling are being tourists in South Africa after Love Island wrapped

The pair were seen soaking up the sunshine and joined by a particularly placid looking lion in the background of the shot, as they posed during their wild safari adventures.

Laura’s first season of fronting the ITV2 matchmaking series alongside hilarious voiceover man Iain, 32, was tinged with huge sadness after Caroline’s tragic suicide.

She made tacit reference to Caroline’s legacy to ‘be kind’ and feel good vibes in her safari caption, with the words: “1 million followers! Thank you.

“I promise to use this space to talk about real issues, promote positivity… and post pictures of me wearing clothes I like – because well, it is Instagram.”

Laura fronted the matchmaking series for the first time, joining Iain as voiceover
They are enjoying much needed downtime in the sunshine
The pair documented their date day with some hilarious captions
Iain appeared eager to capture the animal action
Laura’s first experience hosting the ITV2 series was tinged with huge sadness following the death of her pal and former host Caroline Flack
Laura introduced a tribute to the lovable host during Sunday’s final

On Sunday, Love Island fans were in tears at the extensive video tribute to Caroline, and took to Twitter to praise the Irish host for holding it together.

The 40-year-old former host passed away last Saturday at her home in London, and theIslanders were told about her death off-camera ahead of the final.

Laura was announced as Caroline’s replacement shortly after she stepped down as host.

Fans have since taken to Twitter to praise Laura’s hosting efforts – despite the difficult circumstances.

The pair, who were both strongly touched by the death of their close pal, are taking some time out together
Love Island fans praised Laura for her composure during the final

One said: “I have the greatest respect for Laura Whitmore. To finish a series & stand & present a live show just days after her close friend passed away is something quite incredible Sparkling heart what an amazing woman. @thewhitmore.”

Another wrote: “@thewhitmore massive shoutout to you, we all know how difficult the last week has been and how extra difficult tonight must have been but you did amazing and everyone is supporting you so much.”

A third commented: “@thewhitmore you have done your friend @carolineflack1 so very proud both you and Ian will make sure her memory is kept alive with love island Im sure how you both have kept things together I do not know Two hearts #BeKind.”

A fourth fan said: “How amazing did @thewhitmore do tonight Smiling face with heart-shaped eyes she is so amazing Caroline would have been so proud.”