Laura Whitmore reveals she made the first move on boyfriend Iain Stirling as she opens up on blossoming romance

Laura Whitmore has revealed that she made the first move on boyfriend Iain Stirling after they sparked up a romance in 2017.

The Love Island star, 34, opened up on how a romance sparked between herself and her voiceover beau, saying he was initially “intimidated” by her.

The stunning presenter said she was “forced to make the first move” on Iain, with their romance now going from strength to strength.

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Speaking on JD’s In The Duffle Bag podcast, the Irish host said: “When we first met he didn’t even hit on me, he was too nervous to hit on me! I think he was intimidated by me.

“I remember Iain was too scared to ask me out so in the end I had to ask him out.”

Laura then revealed how she started talking to Iain, who asked her to go out for a drink.

“It took nine months but we got there! I was like ‘let’s just go for a drink,’ I think I had to make the moves on him,” she explained.

Laura then candidly revealed how she often feels “self-conscious” of her Irish accent.

“I’m already really aware and self-conscious of my accent. People are always going to be mean and rude, so I just choose not to look at that,” she said.

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“People want to rile you up, they say something just to get a reaction but I’m too busy living my life to reply to that.”

She continued: “There’s a lot of insecurities and I think that’s being human. There’s highs and lows and it’s about navigating through that.. You know what, being in my 30s is so much better than my 20s.”

It comes after Laura discussed her “doubts” about returning to hosting duties on Love Island, after presenting the winter series of the show.

She said: "I love the show but I did have to think 'do I really want to go back here?'

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"Because as much as I love it, I know it's a big show and it throws you in the centre of all this media attention that I didn't necessarily want, so you have to weigh up the good and the bad and it all came down to the fact that I love this show, so of course I wanted to do it!"

Discussing the anxieties and insecurities she has faced in the public eye, she continued: "I'm already really aware and self-conscious of my [Irish] accent.

"People are always going to be mean and rude, so I just choose not to look at that. People want to rile you up, they say something just to get a reaction but I'm too busy living my life to reply to that.

"I wouldn't say [I'm] confident and sassy… there's a lot of insecurities there and I think that's being human.”

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