Australia’s greatest-ever spin bowler and Lothario, Shane Warne, is apparently keen on a stint on Nine’s raunchy dating show Love Island due to air on 9GO! and 9Now in 2018.
Warne was originally touted as a possible bachelor for 2018’s The Bachelor on rival Ten. A claim the 48-year-old has since categorically denied.
However, with Warne’s commitment to Channel Nine’s Ashes commentary team, a stint on Nine’s Love Island does sound more plausible, although a Nine spokesperson told B&T there was “nothing in” the rumours.
Not the man himself has admitted to it. The speculation comes after former Test captain, Michael Clarke, told Nova’s Fitzy and Whippa program over the weekend that Warne was apparently obsessed with Love Island.
Clarke said The Bachelor was never on Warne’s radar but added, “There’s another show he’s been bragging about, Love Island. He wants to host it. I said, ‘Host it? You want to go on it!’
“But in the same breath, who in this world thought Shane Warne, who only eats nachos, spaghetti bolognese and triple cheese toasted sandwiches would go on I’m a Celebrity, in the jungle…I’d love him to go! He’d be brilliant.”
Clarke added he’d actually pay money to see Warne do a ‘Sophie Monk’ and have a go as Australia’s bachelor.
“I don’t think there would be anybody in Australia that wouldn’t love seeing him on The Bachelor…pay him the money, it’s worth it. I’ll chuck in, I’ll pay him some, I want to watch it…I’ll give you a thousand dollars today,” Clarke said. Warne or Nine has yet not commented on any possible move to Love Island.