Love Island’s Maura Higgins says she has ‘flutters’ after landing presenting role on This Morning – The Sun

LOVE Island's Maura Higgins has bagged herself a presenting gig on ITV's This Morning.

The Irish woman, 28, made an immediate impact when she entered the villa, with viewers falling in love with her direct manner and X-rated comments.

And now she will host her very own agony aunt call in where she will offer viewers advice, as well as taking on a series of challenges in a Maura Than Meets The Eye segment.

Maura told the Mirror: “I’m getting flutters about joining This Morning. I can’t believe it. It’s beyond my wildest dreams.

"I’ve grown up watching Phillip, Holly, Eamonn, Ruth and the team. Mad to think I’m now part of that iconic family. Can’t wait to crack on.”

This Morning editor Martin Frizell described Maura as this year's "stand out contestant."

Her appointment comes after fellow islander Amy Hart appeared on the Loose Women panel.

Earlier today Maura's beloved mammy Sharon finally gave Curtis Pritchard her seal of approval after Love Island fans were convinced she hated him in the villa.

The keen nature photographer took to her Instagram page to share a sweet photo in tribute to the lovebirds.

In the snap, Sharon is cuddled between Maura and Curtis during her daughter's homecoming visit to Ballymahon, Ireland.

All three smiled at the camera, with 23-year-old Curtis slightly blurred after he moved his head during the shot.

Sharon captioned the post: "Finally got to hug these two yesterday. Have missed my baby girl @maurahiggins so much.

"And after finally talking with @curtispritchard12 .. can say he is a lovely lad.

"It was a pleasure to talk to him and I'm so proud of them both."

She added a separate photo without Maura to her Instagram Story, with Curtis clutching her tightly as they share a hug.

Sharon added: "Delighted to welcome Curtis yesterday and our smiles say it all xx".

Love Island fans previously claimed that Sharon isn't a fan of Curtis after she visited the villa at the weekend.

Maura's mum initially raised eyebrows when she bypassed the professional dancer upon entering the villa to embrace Ovie Soko, telling him: "This is the man I want to see!"

She later sparked speculation that she didn't like the hunk during a chat with Maura.

In an awkward conversation, the Irish beauty's mum only managed to call Curtis "nice", before adding: "There's obviously something that you see in him."

She added that she "trusted" Maura to do the right thing, convincing viewers at home that she doesn't like Curtis.

Curtis was then spotted being awkwardly snubbed by Maura's friends and family when she returned to Ireland yesterday.

While Maura received a hero's welcome when she and her partner burst into a local pub, Curtis can be seen standing alone in the background in a video posted to Maura's pal's Instagram Story.

While there has been some question over what some of Maura's loved ones think of Curtis, her dad Seamus was quick to heap praise on the hunk.

Speaking ahead of Monday night's final, the lorry-driver said: "He's a grand man, he'd be f***ing useless driving a lorry, but he's grand."

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