Abbie Chatfield suffers some VERY awkward awkwardness during her live hosting debut on Love Island Australia Afterparty… but she still gets rave reviews from viewers
Abbie Chatfield made some fumbles during her hosting debut at Love Island Australia’s Afterparty on Thursday night.
The former Bachelor star, 26, had the nerve-wracking task of presenting Channel Nine’s spin-off show live to the nation for the very first time – no doubt leading to a few teething problems.
Abbie first stumbled upon her words during a discussion with Josh Moss and Amelia Marni in season one, telling the pair, “Josh and Amelia… Remember when you? Sorry. Josh and Amelia, when you first… wow.”
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Teething: Abbie Chatfield made a few fumbles during her hosting debut on Love Island Afterparty – but despite the issues, viewers praised The Bachelor star’s presentation techniques
After a short pause, Abbie continued, “Let me take the feelings out of me. I’m just so hyped about it. I can’t find my words now either!’
After making a good recovery, she then went on a live video call with presenter Sophie Monk – who bizarrely told Abbie, “I watched your show live – you could be the new Ellen DeGeneres!”
“She’s cancelled, Soph!” Abbie replied, followed by seconds of awkward silence after Sophie couldn’t seem to hear the answer.
Abbie, once the pro, continued, “She had a good run though… So it’s a wonder the show even goes on now!”
The battle of live TV! After a short pause, Abbie continued, “Let me take the feelings out of me. I’m just so hyped about it. I can’t find my words now either!’
Shortly afterwards, the video chat seemed to slow down as the pair discussed the islander who was voted the country’s favorite, Taku Chimwaza.
“I know it smells good,” Abbie said, to which Sophie said, “I think it’s changing so drastically”—still answering an older question about which islander she likes the most.
“The smell, or just who we like?” Abbie replied that she was getting another award silence before Sophie said, ‘Say it again?’
Despite the many accidents, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star received critical acclaim from viewers, with some branding her ‘Queen Abbie’.
Uncomfortable! After she recovered well, she then went on a live video call with Sophie Monk – who bizarrely told Abbie: ‘I watched your show live – you could be the new Ellen DeGeneres’
Notes: Despite the many accidents, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star received rave reviews from viewers, some calling her ‘Queen Abbie’ – while others were slightly less than impressed with her performance
“I’m very happy with Abbie. She did a great job and came out on top! Congratulations on her!’ one wrote, while another added, “ABBIE CHATFIELD… MY LOVE, MY LIFE.”
“Oh, I feel sorry for Abbie, that was a bit of a fumble, but she’s doing so well for her first hosting show,” added another fan.
‘Abbie Chatfield is killing it as it should be,’ one added, while one wrote: ‘THE QUEEN @abbiechatfield IS HERE!’
Others were a little less complimentary, writing, “It’s so uncomfortable listening to Abbie and Sophie talk.”
“She’s definitely killing it. I won’t watch anymore lol,’ another critic added.
Coming soon! Abbie Chatfield returns next Thursday to host Love Island Afterparty on Channel Nine