Who is Iain Stirling? Meet the Love Island narrator and Scottish comedian who's married to Laura Whitmore

6 June 2022, 12:23

Meet Love Island narrator Iain Stirling
Meet Love Island narrator Iain Stirling. Picture: Instagram

How old is Iain Stirling? How long has he been presenting Love Island? And how did he meet Laura Whitmore? Here's what we know...

Iain Stirling shot to fame when he bagged the job of Love Island voiceover back in 2015.

And as much as we tune in for our daily dose of drama, we also live for the star's witty one-liners and commentary.

But who is he exactly and what else has the comedian been on? Here's the lowdown...

Iain Stirling is a Scottish comedian, best known for being the voice of Love Island
Iain Stirling is a Scottish comedian, best known for being the voice of Love Island. Picture: Getty

Who is Love Island narrator Iain Stirling and how old is he?

Iain Andrew Stirling was born on January 27, 1988, making him 34-years-old.

He grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he went on to study Law. In his final year of studies at the University of Edinburgh, Iain won several comedy competitions.

In 2009, Stirling performed stand-up in the final of the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year contest at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in which he came second place to fellow comedian, Joe Lycett.

Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling dance to Iceland's Eurovision 2020 song

How long has he been dating girlfriend Laura Whitmore?

Iain has been dating Irish TV presenter Laura Whitmore since July 2017.

According to reports, the pair first met at an ITV bash the previous year, before hanging out regularly.

They were introduced by their mutual friend, Ore Oduba, whom Laura competed with on Strictly Come Dancing.

Laura was then spotted again at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, watching Iain perform.

The loved-up couple have since made things official, posting cute snaps of each other on their Instagram feeds.

After getting engaged back in 2020, they went on to marry in a small ceremony in Dublin.

Iain has been dating TV presenter Laura Whitmore since 2017
Iain has been dating TV presenter Laura Whitmore since 2017. Picture: Getty

What else has Iain starred in?

One of Iain's first big gigs was presenting CBBC, with his puppet sidekick, Hacker T. Dog.

He left CBBC on February 1, 2013, before returning in September for the channel's 30th anniversary.

Since 2015, Iain has been the voice of hit ITV2 show, Love Island, bringing us witty one-liners and hilarious commentary on the goings on in the villa.

The comedian has also appeared on Comedy Central's Drunk History and Dave's Taskmaster.

He also has his own ITV2 show, CelebAbility, which sees a group of friends go head-to-head with a bunch of celebs, carrying out skill-based tasks.

As well as boasting a successful TV career, Iain has published his own book entitled Not Ready To Adult Yet.

How many children does he have?

Iain has one child after Laura Whitmore gave birth back in March 2021.

Laura seemed to confirm the name of her baby girl is Stevie Ré.

The Celebrity Juice star took to Instagram to share some of her favourite Glastonbury memories.

The photo features a tiny denim jacket with the name Stevie Ré in letters on the back, with a nod to Laura’s Irish roots.

This comes after Laura and Iain revealed that they were expecting their first child together back in 2020 by posting a picture of a Guns N Roses babygro on Instagram.

Laura wrote at the time: "I want to now share good news as it’s our news to share - and I’m gonna be honest it’s starting to look like my lock down beer belly is out of control.

"Iain and I are expecting a baby early 2021. It’s been hard to keep such happy news quiet.

"Especially the times when I’ve had to run out of live radio to get sick in a bin or my penchant for a bowl of mashed potato in the morning."

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