“Also, I’m going to obviously try and bring a little bit of balance if we have a villain, we can speak about why they’re doing the things they do and whether we should be off them,” she explained on her Instagram stories.
“At the end of the day, we’re all a villain in someone’s story you know? Can’t wait,” she said.
Abbie was famously given a ‘sex villain’ edit on her season of The Bachelor and has since advocated for deeper discussions surrounding why people are portrayed a certain way on reality TV.
Friends and fans were quick to celebrate Abbie in the comments of her announcement on Instagram.
“This is the best news ever!!!! No one is more deserving!!!!!” wrote author and influencer Flex Mami.
“Look at you!!! 😍 this is huge bb and I guess I better start watch LO now 👏👏 proud,” added Chantelle Otten.
“CONGRATS! Proud of you 💕👏🏽” wrote former Bachelorette Angie Kent.
Love Island will be returning to Channel Nine laster this year, re-branded as Love Island Straya, since taking a year off after season two.
The series is set to air sometime in October, with a date yet to be confirmed.
Sophie Monk will be returning as host of the show, and starred in the first promo, which came out a couple weeks ago.
It featured Sophie dressed up as a mermaid and explaining the series would take place here this year while Men at Work’s Land Down Under played underneath.