Warnie’s surprising new reality TV dream

Shane Warne reportedly wants to be the host of Nine’s new series Love Island. Picture: Hamish Blair
Shane Warne reportedly wants to be the host of Nine’s new series Love Island. Picture: Hamish Blair

THERE'S been a big push to make Shane Warne the new Bachelor, but it's been revealed the former cricket legend and long-time Casanova has his eye on a different reality dating series.

During an interview with Nova's Fitzy and Wippa this morning, Michael Clarke spilt the beans on his friend's unexpected secret dream.

"Do you think there's a chance Shane Warne could be the next Bachelor?" Fitzy asked him.

"No chance ... but there's another show he's been bragging on about. Love Island," Clarke replied.

"He wants to host it ... I said: 'Host it? You wanna go on it!'"

Nine revealed it was developing an Aussie version of the controversial British dating show last month.

Just like Temptation Island, the show sees a group of very attractive men and women sent to an island and forced to couple up - with any remaining singletons booted out.

Warnie may have stiff competition in his bid to host.

The Daily Telegraph recently reported that Sophie Monk is attempting to negotiate out of her Ten contract so she can take the job.

"Sophie is definitely keen to explore Love Island as an option," a source told Confidential.

"There are a few hiccups with her contract though so she hasn't actually signed yet. It fits though with her personality and she's looking for ways of maintaining her profile off the back of Bach."

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