Rochelle Humes’ 20-year old sister Sophie Piper is reportedly heading into the Winter Love Island villa.
The younger sibling of the TV presenter and former pop singer is said to be a favourite with ITV bosses because of her ‘famous connection’ and ‘personality.’
“Sophie is a dead ringer for Rochelle and viewers will love the likeness,” a source shared with The Sun.
They added: “ITV2 bosses are hoping she will be the star of this series.
“She’s got a really bubbly personality, plus they love the famous link.”
The Winter edition of the romance show is set to start in January and will be filmed in South Africa.
The Mirror have reached out to a representative for Love Island for comment.
It is no surprise that Sophie has been snapped up for the romance show as it was reported in April that producers were keen to get her on board for the summer series.
A source close to the programme claimed at the time that Sophie was made an offer.
The source said: “Dani and her claim to fame with dad Danny captured viewers and boasted the show’s ratings.”
It’s hoped that Soph’s link to This Morning stand-in Rochelle could achieve the same effect.
Aside from her famous connection, the source also described her as the ‘perfect islander’ – “She’s incredibly beautiful and loves meeting new people after already doing a season in Ibiza.
“She’s currently deciding with her family if it’s the right move for her but it’s looking like a strong possibility.”
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