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The Bachelorette's Sophie Monk to host Love Island

Her reign as Queen in Australian dating shows will continue.

Australian dating show darling Sophie Monk, whose popularity soared when she starred on The Bachelorette, has officially signed on as the host of Channel Nine’s new dating show Love Island!
NW broke the news that Channel Nine were hunting Sophie to take on the coveted role, however met road blocks as she was still contracted to rival network TEN.
Do you remember Sophie from the Australian girl band Bardot? The band was formed in 1999 on the reality TV show Popstars. Their debut single Poison was a chart-topper.
But now Sophie’s mate has spilled to NW that the ties with TEN have been cut and Sophie’s headed to Spain!
Her mate enthused, “She’s going to kill it as the host!”
WATCH: The moment Sophie Monk and Stu Laundy professed their love for one another on The Bachelorette.
The first season of the dating show, which originated in the UK, is predicted to be a ratings hit, as former Married At First Sight stars Sharon Marsh, 32, and Andrew “Jonesy” Jones, 39, are also said to be taking their places among the cast.
“Shaz and Jonesy were put through the wringer on MAFS,” says NW’s insider. “But Love Island sounded like a more casual way to potentially find a forever mate – and have fun doing so!”
The series is set to air in our winter time – we can't wait!