Monday 24 October 2016

Laura kicks off her 30th early with big Ibiza bash


She celebrates her 30th birthday today, but Laura Whitmore has already had a weekend of celebrations.

The presenter kicked off the party with a champagne brunch with pals at a luxurious destination in Ibiza on Saturday.

However, the health-conscious star went to great lengths to make sure that she wasn't going to go overboard on calories as she opted for a dairy and gluten-free birthday cake to tuck into.

The former MTV news reporter hadn't much time to hang around and enjoy the birthday atmosphere at the beach-side getaway however as she jetted back to the UK later that day.


After returning to her London home, Bray native Laura revealed on Instagram that she was met with birthday balloons, before heading out on the town to meet up with friends for dinner.

It's unlikely the celebrations will be the last for the broadcaster who actually turns the big 3-0 today.

Taking a break from her hectic lifestyle last week, fitness fanatic Laura jetted off for a "fitness holiday" with former Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh.

The I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here aftershow host joined reality TV star Millie as they escaped to Ibiza for a luxury fitness boot camp.

After meeting up at Coachella music festival in the US a few weeks ago, the pair travelled to the island for a seven-day retreat run by Pop Up Fitness.

Instead of partying into the early hours, the celebrity pals enjoyed intensive workout sessions on the beach and 12-mile hikes across the sweltering landscape as part of the programme.

Joined by British chef Gizzi Erskine, Laura and Millie documented their adventures through numerous posts on social media.

Earlier this year, long-time MTV presenter Laura announced that she was leaving her job as a news reporter with the channel.

The busy star, who has since been unveiled as the face of luxury makeup brand Estee Lauder's latest beauty campaign, admitted that "upcoming projects" are the reasons behind her decision to quit her MTV News role.

"After seven years, I have decided it's time to hang up my MTV news hat," she said in a post on Instagram.

"It was my very first telly job and I can't thank MTV enough for taking the chance on me. However due to some upcoming projects I can no longer commit.

"There are some other exciting projects over the next nine months I will be telling you about when I can," she wrote.

While she will no longer be a news presenter, she with continue to work for the channel "hosting the 'MTV asks' artists specials, MTV awards, presenting at festivals as well as some new projects currently in development."

Since her last news broadcast for MTV in February, the DCU graduate has been rushed off her feet as she blogged Coachella Music Festival for Hunger TV before embarking on a holiday across the west coast of the US.


The presenter stopped off at 'Sin City' - Las Vegas - where she attended an Elton John concert after embarking on a road trip after the music festival.

The party girl then stopped off at the Star Wars convention in LA before enjoying time on the beach with some of her Stateside friends.

Laura, who also hosted I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! NOW! and the British coverage of the Eurovision song contest, landed the role after winning talent competition "Pick Me MTV" back in 2008.

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