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Sophie Monk to host Love Island Australia

December 01, 2017

Pulses will be racing as Sophie Monk returns to Nine in 2018 to host the ultimate game of love, romance and lust, in Love Island Australia coming exclusively to 9GO! and 9Now.

Hosting the hottest international reality show format right now, Sophie will set viewers’ hearts pounding as she takes a group of sexy young Aussie singles to find love in the sun in Spain.

In addition to the high-profile hosting role, Sophie will present a travel special and appear prominently across all of Nine’s digital platforms as a 9Honey and 9Now ambassador.

“How awesome will it be to work in Spain in summer! Love Island is like nothing Australia has ever had, it’s right up my alley! I’m so excited, it’s ridiculous!” said Sophie.

With the multi-million-dollar stripped format – which was the UK’s most talked about series in 2017 – Love Island Australia sees a group of sexy singles coupling up in a luxury villa in search of the ultimate summer of lust and love.

Not only must the Love Island couples stay together, they must also survive the temptations as sexy new singles enter the island. They must also win the hearts of the public, convincing them – and themselves – that their newfound love is real. The winning couple are handed a pot of money to start their new lives together, but there's a catch: one is given the chance to share the money or walk away with it all for them self. Were they after love or money all along?

Michael Healy, Nine Director of Television said: “Sophie is the perfect fit for Love Island Australia - she’s fun and real. What you see is what you get. It’s great to have Sophie back to her home at Nine, from Love Island Australia to her travel special and the great energy she will bring to 9Honey and 9Now we know the audience love her.”

Helen McCabe, Nine Digital Content Director, said: “Sophie will take a leading role on 9Honey as a face and contributor to our women’s lifestyle network. We look forward to using her for commentary, videos, social campaigns, podcasts and whatever else we develop as we set about relaunching the site in 2018.”

Love Island Australia is produced by ITV Studios Australia for Nine.

Get ready for Love Island Australia with the complete seasons two and three of Love Island UK, currently available on 9Now

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