Kelly Brook begs ITV bosses to let her host ‘middle aged Love Island’ 18 years after presenting debut | The Sun

Kelly Brook begs ITV bosses to let her host ‘middle aged Love Island’ 18 years after presenting debut | The Sun


LOVE Island’s original host Kelly Brook has begged ITV to let her present its new spin-off show for middle-aged singletons. 

Kelly, 43, was at the helm of the first ever series of Love Island – then called Celebrity Love Island – and has now offered herself up for The Romance Retreat. 

Telly bosses officially confirmed the new programme earlier this week and are already asking love-lorn people aged over 40 to apply. 

Kelly has now insisted that she “has to host” the show, as she is “vintage Love Island”.

The radio presenter and model said: “I’ve got to do it. I’m sorry but I’m vintage Love Island. I did the first series. Hello?!”

She added: “I just want to put my hand up for that job if they’re looking for a host. I still can’t present very well, but it doesn’t matter.”

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Kelly co-hosted Celebrity Love Island in 2005 alongside Patrick Kielty.

The series was set on an island in Fiji and featured single stars who were looking for love. 

Among the lineup was Callum Best, Atomic Kitten Liz McClarnon and former EastEnders actor Michael Greco. TV presenter Jayne Middlemiss and nightclub owner Fran Cosgrave won the series. 

Speaking on her Heart FM radio show with JK (Jason King), Kelly revealed that a top TV producer had whisked her to Love Island and “pitched” her the job. 

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The model said: “She showed me a map of what Love Island was going to look like and she pitched the whole idea. 

“I was there at the seed of it. I was a consultant producer on the first series of Love Island!”

Kelly is now married to Italian actor Jeremy Parisi, having tied the knot last August. 

She has been championing a Love Island for older contestants for several years and is delighted that a spin-off is finally happening. 

“You don’t just give up looking for love just because you’re over 25,” she added. “You can find love at any age.”

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