has insisted she ‘will call out the s**t’ now that she now has ‘more power’ in the TV world. 

The former Love Island host, 38, expressed relief at being a producer on her upcoming ITVX series Laura Whitmore Investigates, after having previously just been ‘the face’ of telly projects. 

The DJ admitted she sees the move as her way of ‘reclaiming my power,’ after having been ‘frustrated’ over having ‘no control’ over the shows she worked on. 

In the new interview, Laura also revealed she is having therapy after it was offered to her for the first time, and admitted: ‘I never really feel like I fit in!’

The television personality also confessed that perhaps she has never asked for mental health support, because she ‘didn’t want to be seen to be weak.’

Bold: Laura Whitmore, 38, has insisted she ‘will call out the s**t’ now that she now has ‘more power’ in the TV world

Relief: The former Love Island host expressed relief at being a producer on her upcoming ITVX series Laura Whitmore Investigates, after having previously just been ‘the face’ of projects

Speaking to , Laura said: ‘Sometimes – a lot of the time – your job is to turn up and look a certain way.I’ve worked on shows where I’ve had no control over my script or producing or anything.

‘When I first started on Radio 5 Live, I had comments on Twitter saying, ‘Why have you got that bimbo on that rtp slot?’ […] I never really feel like I fit in anywhere, but does anyone?Once I can add something to the narrative and I’m getting something from it I’ll bl**dy well do it, and I hope I’ll do it to the best ability I can. 

‘I have a lovely life, but I will also call out the s**t, because I hope I’ll be able to continue to do this for years and it will get better and I’ll have more power.I’ve definitely got more power now than I did 10 years ago in this industry.’

Laura also revealed she met with a therapist early on in the documentary-making process after it was offered, for the first time in her career.

She confessed: ‘I’ve never had that before and I kind of wish I had done it before now…for any show.’ 

The former model also considered if she ‘should have asked for help’ rather than waiting for it to be offered, adding ‘because people don’t offer things.’

But, she admitted: ‘maybe [I] didn’t want to be seen to be weak, so I didn’t,’ adding: ‘The more I work in TV the more I will be like, ”I’m finding this really hard”.’ 

Laura explained how she learned early on in her career not be be: ‘constantly demanding things,’ for fear of being labelled as ‘demanding.’

Real talk: In the new interview, Laura also revealed she is having therapy after it was offered to her for the first time, and admitted: ‘I never really feel like I fit in!’

It comes after Laura recalled her own terrifying stalker ordeal ahead of the release of a

The presenter spoke about the incident and the police’s ‘mortifying’ response during an appearance on  Breakfast.

She said: ‘I had a stalking incident years ago and I almost was afraid to talk about it because there’s embarrassment, when I went to the police at that time’.

‘I was told it was ‘kind of expected with the type of job you have’ and then you’re a bit mortified and you don’t say anything else’.

The three-part ITVX documentary will see Laura meet the victims of cyberstalking, before going on to investigate other hard hitting problems. 

The TV personality went on to admit that making the series, titled Laura Whitmore Investigates, has led to her being more conscious of her online safety. 

Telling host Naga Munchetty: ‘It’s definitely made me more aware, like when I put things online maybe don’t say where you are at that exact time – which is hard when you were on live telly – like when you’re travelling on trains and things like that.’

‘So these three films that I’ve made about different topics, the darker side of humanity looking at everything from toxic masculinity to cyberstalking and more, I need to talk about these things because if we don’t talk about it, it won’t get better.’

Scary: Laura recently recalled her own terrifying stalker ordeal ahead of the release of a documentary she made on the subject