Singer, radio presenter and Reality TV face Sophie Monk has been surprisingly announced as TEN’s next Bachelorette.
The former Australia’s Got Talent judge, 37, has previously been linked to a number of profile men.
“My Mum was the person who suggested that I should be The Bachelorette. She, along with the rest of my family, know how much it means to me to find the right person to settle down with.
“I moved back to Australia a couple of years ago and I’ve embraced life back in the suburbs on the Gold Coast. I love having my parents and family nearby, and spending time with my niece and nephews, but I’m missing that one person to share it with.”
TEN Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “The Bachelorette Australia is a love story and a fairy tale.
“Australia has known and loved Sophie for more than 15 years and has followed the ups and downs of her love life.
“We are delighted she has agreed to join The Bachelorette Australia and let the nation enjoy her search to find happily ever after,” she said.
Casting a known personality is a first for TEN, which may bring a following but also comes with perceptions about its lead star which may work against it.
Monk, who rose to fame in Popstars said, “I’m in the public eye, but away from that I’m just a regular woman and I’m open to committing fully to finding love on The Bachelorette Australia. After life experience with some of the wrong men, what I want to find above all else is a man who is kind and genuine.”
Hosted by Osher Günsberg and produced by Warner Bros International Television Production Australia it will air later this year.