After months of speculation, NW can confirm that Jessika Power will be starring in the new season of Love Island.
What's more, the controversial Married At First Sight bride is bringing her former co-star and wing woman Ines Basic along to help stir things up. Yaasss!
"It's true, Jess has been poached by producers. They think she's the perfect fit for the show. She's never far from drama and has no problems partner swapping – not to mention she is ratings gold!" a show insider tells NW exclusively.
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"They're still in the middle of casting and need to see how it will work with the other applicants. But the plan is to introduce Jess as an intruder halfway through to spice things up."
While 27-year-old Jess is in the throws of a hot new romance with 2017 MAFS groom Nick Furphy, it seems their relationship is only fated to be a short-term fling, as Jess can't stop telling pals about her new TV gig.
"She's been bragging to everyone back home in Perth that she has definitely confirmed for Love Island and that she starts shooting in September," says the source. "She also claims she's getting paid six figures."
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Jessika confirmed she was "seeing" her new beau Nick, but that their romance was "still new".
"At the moment it's very new for both of us," she told the outlet.
"A lot of people are weighing in on this, especially Nick's best friend, Telv [Williams], however we are not allowing people's opinions to hurt this.
"We are just seeing how it goes. He's in Melbourne and I'm on the Gold Coast but we Face time every day on the phone."
Sounds like true love to us!
Not one to shy away from the spotlight either, Nick has also confirmed the news to the same publication.
"People won't be happy with this relationship but it has nothing to do with them," he admitted, adding that "Jess has grown so much after the show. Don't always believe what you watch on TV."
"I'm looking forward to it," he then added.
Looking forward to it? Where not quite sure what "it" is but good for them!
As part of her contract with Love Island, Jess also negotiated that Ines, 29, must join her.
"They're a two-for-one deal these days. It doesn't feel like work when they are doing it together," the source said.
However, one person who might not be happy to see Jess and Ines on the island is host Sophie Monk.
When asked by NW at the TV WEEK Logie Awards what she thought about celebs entering the villa, Soph said it wasn't necessary as the series already has plenty of drama.
"I've heard the rumours," she said when asked about a MAFS crossover.
"It doesn't really need it. The show's all there already."
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