By Daniel Welsh
in which she outlined the difficulties she faced when she took part in Strictly two years earlier.
“I cried every day,” she wrote. “And I really was broken, both mentally and physically, by the end. To the outside world I tried to suck it up and smile, and I did that to the best of my ability, but it affected me deeply.
“My friends and family knew that I was struggling. And they were there for me. The media, however, saw me as blonde bait in a sequinned dress.”
Earlier this year, Laura took over as the host of Love Island, presenting the ITV2 show’s first ever winter series.
Since then, there have been conflicting reports about whether it will go ahead in its usual summer slot, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Listen to Laura’s full Private Parts interview here.