Love Island Australia

Interview: Sophie Monk dishes on the most “dramatic” season of Love Island AU yet

And compares it to MAFS!

Love Island Australia host Sophie Monk has teased that the drama on the new season is comparable to the spicy reality show MAFS.

During an interview with Chattr, Monk dished that the upcoming season is a rollercoaster.

“It’s the most dramatic one I’ve seen,” she said. “It’s hilarious, like laugh out loud. It’s so good. It’s really entertaining. If you like MAFS, you’re going to love Love Island.

sophie monk
Love Island. Nine.

“I can’t wait for people to see it. Once you start watching it, you won’t be able to stop. If you need a show to be hooked on, which I’m always looking for, it’s this one.”

The TV host added that she’s “obsessed” with MAFS, and said that she believes that reality TV fans who love watching scandals play out will be thrilled with Love Island Australia 2023.

“I was so heavily invested in the [MAFS] relationships, like yelling at the television and my husband and I had arguments over the behaviour. You get so passionate about these people and their lives. It’s crazy!”

Sophie Monk on Love Island Australia
Love Island. Nine.

On the new Villain Era

Love Island Australia 2023 has been promoted as having its “villain era”, and Monk teased that some of the Islander’s exes could be making an appearance.

“The Villain Era is like, ‘Okay, we’re gonna throw some s**t at you’. But it is true in real life, you, bump into people you don’t want to and whatever. We throw it at them really quick.

“[The Islanders] figure out whether they’re meant to be together or not, and don’t waste time. There’s just not one boring moment,” she said.

Claudia and Austen from Love Island 2022. Instagram.

On whether the Islanders are on the show to boost their following

With the rise of influencers coming off reality shows in recent years, Monk said that producers vet the contestants carefully to make sure they’re on the show for genuine reasons.

“At the same time, even if they do go in for whatever reason, they cannot help but be tied into being invested [ in their love interest] because when they get rejected it makes them want that guy or more or that girl more. It’s just such a primal show, your heart is invested in it because that’s all they can focus on in there,” she said.

“It doesn’t matter how cool you think you are going in, there’ll be like a bomb coming, and it changes your world and you’re out of control,” she added.

Love Island Australia airs Monday- Thursday at 6pm AEDT on 9Now.

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