Abbie Chatfield reportedly replacing Sophie Monk as Love Island host

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After making her TV hosting debut on Love Island Afterparty last year, it’s now reported that Abbie Chatfield could be replacing current host Sophie Monk on the next season of Love Island Australia.

The former Bachelor star, whose career reached new heights earlier this year when she launched her own radio show on the Hit Network, is said to have made a strong impression on Nine executives with her presenting abilities.

Abbie Chatfield on Love Island Afterparty.
Abbie Chatfield is rumoured to be replacing Sophie Monk as the host of Love Island Australia for season four. Photo: Instagram/abbiechatfield

“An interesting rumour was rumbling last week – that if the show returns Abbie Chatfield might be in the hosting hot seat rather than Australia's resident TV bombshell Sophie Monk,” the Herald Sun claimed on Tuesday.

As well as her national night show Hot Nights With Abbie Chatfield and podcast It’s A Lot, Abbie has also recently made guest appearances on TV shows like The Hundred and Would I Lie To You.

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Meanwhile, Sophie has served as the host of Love Island Australia for three seasons in addition to last year’s season of Beauty and the Geek.

The publication reported that the Love Island gig is presumably Sophie’s “as long as she wants it”, but they wouldn’t be surprised if Abbie lands her own hosting role on a TV dating show in the near future.

Sophie Monk on Love Island Australia.
Sophie Monk has hosted Love Island Australia since its debut in 2018. Photo: Instagram/sophiemonk

'The hardest thing that I've done'

The rumours come shortly after Abbie, who also won I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2021, told Yahoo Lifestyle that she would never be able to go back to doing a reality TV show after hosting Love Island Afterparty.

“It's been so fun. It's been really hard. It's the hardest thing that I've done in the past two years,” she said.

“It is weird being in this other position now and seeing the other side of it a little bit. I guess it's different because it is a talk show where we want to have everyone be comfortable and fun and happy.

“The only thing I really get in my ear is, you know, ‘next question is’, or a bit of guidance in how to take the conversation but yeah, it is really interesting and I feel like an actual TV host.

“It makes me not want to do a reality TV show ever again.”

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