Bray-native and multihyphenate Laura Whitmore has written her first book.
Taking to Instagram to share the news, Laura wrote: “I’ve written a book! It’s been hard work and a long time to get to here and I can’t bloody believe I finally get to tell you all.
"Stop waiting for a hero to come along, take back control and be the hero of your own life. First draft is here!"
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I’ve written a book! It’s been hard work and a long time to get to here and I can’t bloody believe I finally get to tell you all. Thank you to @orionspring for believing in my writing and @wilsonphillipsmusic for giving me permission to use their song lyric as my book title. Stop waiting for a hero to come along, take back control and be the hero of your own life. First draft is here! Publication date 4th March 2021 but you can pre-order from today, I’ll put a link in my bio (now just time check for spwelllingg mishtaks!)
Holding the original manuscript, we can see that the book's title is “No One Can Change Your Life”, a nod to Whitmore's love of '80s music. According to her post, this was inspired by the Wilson Philips song Hold On – yes, the one at the end of the 2011 film Bridesmaids.
Orion Spring is publishing “No One Can Change Your Life” in full-colour hardcover in March 2021 to coincide with International Women’s Day, with the book available to pre-order now.
Whitmore is best known for her roles hosting "Love Island", "I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now!" and MTV, as well as her own BBC Radio 5 Live series, "The Laura Whitmore Show". She also hosts "Castaway", a podcast about podcasts, and recently wrote and starred in the short film "Sabhdh".
She has written for the Huffington Post, Grazia, Elle and Glamour, and her poem for International Women’s Day, "She", was shared widely over social media in March 2020.