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Sophie Monk to co-host Weekend Breakfast with Dave Thornton

Sophie Monk and Dave ThortonSophie Monk has returned to Australia as the co-host on The Today Network’s new national weekend breakfast show with Dave Thornton.

The singer, model and actress has returned to Australia after spending nearly ten years in Los Angeles California and she says she has plenty to talk about.

“I’m pretty open about everything I’ve gone through in my life as long as it’s funny,” Monk told Mumbrella. “I just don’t get embarrassed anymore, I have got to the point where if you can’t beat them, join them.”

Monk said working with comedian, actor and radio host Thornton is her ‘dream team’.

“He’s just so talented,” she said. “It’s something I can see building for years. I didn’t want to do it with just anyone, he’s amazing, and he’s just so smart which I need.”

Monk, who hosts the Chelsea Handler-style talk show series ‘Live From Mt Richmore’ from Nashville, on the American TV Guide Network, says her dream is to host her own talk show on Australian TV.

During the last ten years she has realised she prefers being herself to acting a part.

“It took me so long to figure out the best think I am good at is being me,” she said. “I have a bit of a loose mouth and I can be as open as I want to be.

“I find people in this industry are quite closed off and there’s no reason for that. I’m not very filtered anyway, and I don’t care what people think about me. I’m a good person at the core of it so I don’t really care what people say or think. As long as people are entertained and feel better about themselves I’m doing my job.”

Weekend Breakfast with Sophie Monk and Dave Thornton will be on from 7am to 9am Saturdays and Sundays starting September 28.

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