Love Island's new host Laura Whitmore arrives at the airport

New Love Island host Laura Whitmore was pictured at the airport on Tuesday as she prepared to fly to Cape Town, South Africa. 

The 40-year-old appeared to be in high spirits as she arrived at the terminal with a handful of pals, five days before the show's winter launch. 

Laura had her personalised Love Island suitcase in tow as she headed to the plane, and was wrapped up in a colourful scarf. 

There she is! Love Island's new host Laura Whitmore changed into tiny shorts as she touched down in Cape Town on Tuesday... days before the show's winter debut

There she is! Love Island's new host Laura Whitmore changed into tiny shorts as she touched down in Cape Town on Tuesday... days before the show's winter debut

She kept things casual in tracksuit bottoms and a leather jacket, as well as white trainers. 

Laura landed the job on Love Island after Caroline Flack stepped down amid an assault charge and called her role 'bittersweet'.

The Irish presenter, who is dating the show's voiceover man, Iain Stirling, has been documenting her preparations for the gig ever since on social media.

On her way: Love Island's new host Laura Whitmore appeared in high spirits as she arrived at the airport ahead of her flight to Cape Town on Tuesday... five days before the show's debut

On her way: Love Island's new host Laura Whitmore appeared in high spirits as she arrived at the airport ahead of her flight to Cape Town on Tuesday... five days before the show's debut

Low-key: She kept things casual in tracksuit bottoms and a leather jacket, as well as white trainers

Low-key: She kept things casual in tracksuit bottoms and a leather jacket, as well as white trainers

All change: Laura landed the job on Love Island after Caroline Flack stepped down amid an assault charge and called her role 'bittersweet'

All change: Laura landed the job on Love Island after Caroline Flack stepped down amid an assault charge and called her role 'bittersweet'

On Monday, she uploaded a snap to Instagram of her sitting on the floor, suitcase packed, her pet dog between her knees.  

She wrote: 'Last minute packing... all the essentials... Cape Town here I come! ☀'

She was sure to tag one of Love Island's sponsors, adding: '@PolaroidEyewear #PolaroidxLoveIsland #loveisland #ad'.

She sported a pair of shades in the photo as she looked up at the camera wearing ripped jeans and a hot pink sweater.

'Cape Town here I come!' The day before, the presenter excitedly posed with her personalised suitcase ahead of her flight to South Africa to launch Love Island 2020

'Cape Town here I come!' The day before, the presenter excitedly posed with her personalised suitcase ahead of her flight to South Africa to launch Love Island 2020

She laid out her essentials on top of the case - branded with her name on it - in the form of more pairs of shades, her passport and a Love Island water bottle. 

The presenter couldn't contain her excitement as she took to her Instagram Stories to show off her new passport ahead of her long-haul flight to South Africa a couple of days prior.

She stuck up her thumb and grinned as she used an in-app feature that claimed to predict how she will feel in 2020.

New job: She couldn't contain her excitement as she took to her Instagram Stories to show off her new passport ahead of her long-haul flight to South Africa, rocking a second stylish pair of Polaroid shades

New job: She couldn't contain her excitement as she took to her Instagram Stories to show off her new passport ahead of her long-haul flight to South Africa, rocking a second stylish pair of Polaroid shades

She burst into an ecstatic smile as the pointer landed on 'happy'.

And in another short clip Laura danced in the car and sang

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