Beauty and the Geek is returning to our screens in 2021 — and with what better host, than Australian darling, Sophie Monk.
While the original series aired on Channel 7 in 2014, Channel 9 have now secured the rights to the show.
Monk previously helmed two seasons of Australian Love Island, and even though there will be a third season, it hasn’t been confirmed whether she will be hosting.
The announcement of the next instalment of Beauty and the Geek was made at the Channel 9 upfronts on Wednesday afternoon with some other exciting new additions coming our way in 2021.
Let’s break it down.
Brand New Shows
The Celebrity Apprentice
Next year, UK billionaire Lord Alan Sugar will take Mark Bouris place, with two high-profile business leaders to be announced in the coming weeks has his advisors.
Three celebrities have already been confirmed including Celebrity trainer Michelle Bridges, Nova’s Michael “Wippa” Wipfli and Australian Ninja Warrior star and Olympic gymnast, Olivia Vivian.
Beauty and the Geek
Opposites really do attract in Channel 9’s Beauty and the Geek!
Hosted by the original beautiful geek, Sophie Monk, this big-hearted program will showcase the power of love on the inside as a fresh group of beauties and geeks from all over the country test their brains and their charisma.
The new Beauty and the Geek promises to deliver laughs, tears and everything in-between as two groups of people from completely different worlds are set to collide. Oh, and it’s by the producers of Married at First Sight, so there are bound to be fireworks!
The Parent Jury
Global parenting expert Jo Frost unleashes an experiment that challenges parenting like never before in The Parent Jury.
In this controversial new series, we’ll see mums and dads of Australia go head-to-head to prove which parenting style is best!
There will be loads of judgement when these families get together because opinionated mothers and fathers with diverse parenting techniques will take turns judging each other’s style.
Under Investigation with Liz Hayes will be a one-hour, studio-based program that takes a single story and invites the audience to get right inside it.
Each episode of Under Investigation will feature a renowned team of “story insiders”. They will seek to solve crimes, uncover new evidence and hear from people who have never spoken publicly while harnessing their knowledge and skill with exciting and innovative storytelling techniques.
Celebrity IOU Australia
The biggest names in the country will express their gratitude to the people that played a pivotal role in their lives with beautiful, surprise home renovations in Celebrity IOU Australia.
It’s a heartwarming series that will rule remind you that home is where the heart is.
Kate Jenkinson ( Wentworth), Sigrid Thornton (Seachange), Catherine Van Davies (Hungry Ghosts), Alexandra Jensen (The Letdown) and Kat Hoyos (Here Come the Habibs!) star in Nine’s new drama series, Amazing Grace.
Amazing Grace is centred on midwife Grace (Kate Jenkinson) and her passionate colleagues at an unconventional birth centre attached to a major city hospital. A fierce advocate for her pregnant mothers-to-be, Grace’s dubious work/life balance is about to get even more chaotic when a new arrival at the birth centre changes her life forever.
Beach House Escape
Beach House Escape will help people to realise their lifelong dream of escaping the city.
Ten talented individuals will compete to full fill a dream of turning an old home on the beachfront into Australia’s best beach house.
Returning Show News
Married at First Sight
While not a new series, there is a new “expert”.
Joining Mel Schilling and John Aiken is Alessandra Rampolla, a certifies clinical sexologist with over 20 years experience.
“I am thrilled to be joining John and Mel in Australia’s biggest social experiment,” Rampolla said in a statement.
“With my particular expertise, I hope to contribute to the complex mix of components that ensure marriages not only work but thrive in the long haul. One of my strongest core beliefs is that sexual expression and compatibility are vital in building, nourishing and maintaining healthy romantic relationships, and it is my pleasure to help guide our participants in balancing this important factor in their brave quest for love.”
In 2021, Love Island will be coming to you from the Gold Coast.
Also returning to Nine are all your favourite regulars, including The Block, Lego Masters, Australian Ninja Warrior, Travel Guides, Taronga: Who’s Who in the Zoo, Paramedics, RBT, Emergency, Millionaire Hot Seat, Footy Classified, Sports Sunday, Sunday Footy Show and 100% Footy. Plus big-event television, including Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight (2020 and 2021), the Aria Awards (2020 and 2021) and the 2021 TV Week Logie Awards.