SOPHIE MONK AT BREAKING POINT!
Sophie Monk appeared to be showing the strain of hosting Nine’s new dating show Love Island last week, puffing on a cigarette during a break in filming.
The makeup-free star, 38, looked stressed, pausing to close her eyes and check her phone as she lit up on her hotel balcony.
Since arriving in Spain, Sophie has copped criticism about her lack of involvement on the show. Evicted Islander Charlie Taylor added fuel to the fire last week by revealing he barely saw her during his time in the villa. He told Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa, “I’ve seen her twice in the last eight to nine days. In the first and last episode, I saw her.”
“It’s not about me,” Sophie hit back on Instagram. “I’m addicted to the show! But my job is to not get too involved.”
Whenever the pretty blonde appears on screen, viewers have been quick to critique. One viewer wrote, “Sophie sounds like an absolute bogan and has no idea how to speak or read lines.”
“She is an embarrassment,” said another.
Sophie has also sparked concern for her health after looking noticeably slimmer – perhaps a sign she’s struggling to deal with the pressure of the hosting gig, for which she’s being paid a rumoured $1 million.
In the first week of filming, the singer endured a 20-hour day, and told her Instagram fans, “I literally live out of my suitcase.”
The lonely star has also been homesick, saying on her Instagram story how she misses her family.
“My nephews and niece make me so happy. I miss them,” she wrote, adding a sad face.
Sophie does little to hide her pain in Spain.