The self-confessed reality TV fanatic has taken up a new role as host of Channel 9’s Beauty and The Geek , all but confirming rumours she’ll be replaced on the upcoming season of Love Island.
But in exciting news for pop fans, the former Bardot bandmate has also confirmed she’s recorded new music.
Speaking to news.com.au, Sophie said she was looking forward to Beauty and The Geek due to the comedy side of the format, which in previous iterations has seen a selection of introverted, nerdy guys paired with Instagram influencer-types.
Viewers lapped up the quirky show over on Channel 7 before it wrapped up six years ago.
As announced in September the show will return in 2021 on a new network with Sophie at the helm. The full announcement of Nine’s 2021 schedule, however, did not include any reference to her hosting Love Island.
“I’m just hosting on (Beauty and The Geek) at the moment, so it’s not a no but it’s not a yes,” Sophie told us of her hosting duties next year.
“I’m just going to take next year as it comes,” she added.
The former actress said she was thrilled to be approached to host Channel 9’s relaunch of the show.
“I’m a very huge fan of reality … as soon as someone says the R-word I’m in,” she explained of saying yes to the job.
“I was already a big fan of the show as well so I was like ‘Yes please’. It’s just so me. It’s a very cute love show with some comedy in it.
“(The show’s creators) even said to me ‘you’re a bit like a beauty and the geek yourself’ … I don’t know if that’s a compliment, I’m more of a dork. I wouldn’t say I’m a geek because I’m not smart,” she joked.
While casting is still underway, Sophie gave us a taste of what viewers can expect when it premieres next year.
“It’s the producers of Married At First Sight, so that should be really fun. They’re a great production team and will bring something different to the show.”
After two seasons of steamy scenes and partner swapping n Love Island, it’ll be quite the shift from gym-junkies to brainiacs, Sophie admits.
“They’re completely different shows – obviously Love Island is young, sexy singles that go to the gym a lot and Beauty and the Geek will bring in the geeks.
“I mean I love both shows, but the difference with this is there’s a lot of comedy, because they’re all completely from different walks of life.”