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Sophie Monk nixes Bardot reunion talks and says she plans to return to music as a solo artist

Sophie Monk shot to fame in girl group Bardot, and it appears the Beauty And The Geek presenter might be returning to her roots soon.

In an interview with News.com.au, the 40-year-old shut down the idea of a potential reunion with her bandmates.   

‘I think we’ve all grown up very differently. It’s a bit like school, when you leave high school and you all kind of go your separate ways. So yeah, I don’t know. I think we’ve just all kind of moved on,’ she said.

Going solo again:  In a new interview with News.com.au, Sophie Monk shut down the idea of a potential reunion with her Bardot bandmates, while also revealing she’s been recording music again

She also revealed she’s been recording music again in a bid to restart her solo career. 

‘I think I’m going to release a song in a month or so, but I’m worried I might disappoint people, because you’d kind of expect it’s going to be real pop, nightclubby,’ she said.

‘It’s not that at all. It’s more a jazz vibe, which is because I came from classical music and jazz.’

And according to the Pop Stars alum, she feels that over the years as she turned her focus towards presenting roles, she has lacked confidence in her singing.  

Moved on: 'I think we¿ve all grown up very differently. It¿s a bit like school, when you leave high school and you all kind of go your separate ways. So yeah, I don¿t know. I think we¿ve just all kind of moved on,' she said about the girl group

Moved on: ‘I think we’ve all grown up very differently. It’s a bit like school, when you leave high school and you all kind of go your separate ways. So yeah, I don’t know. I think we’ve just all kind of moved on,’ she said about the girl group

But it was her 2020 appearance on The Masked Singer which have her the confidence to record music again.  

In December last year, Sophie teased a brand new solo single on Instagram – one which sounds very different to her days in noughties girl band, Bardot. 

Revealing the untitled number, Sophie gushed: ‘Song I recorded. I’d love your honest opinion. I’m ready for criticism eek.’ 

She added that she’d recorded the soulful song in a bedroom with Gary Pinto, who has worked with artists including Guy Sebastian, Jimmy Barnes and Taylor Dayne.

Teasing fans: In December last year, Sophie teased a brand new solo single on Instagram - one which sounds very different to her days in noughties girl band, Bardot. Revealing the untitled jazz-infused number, Sophie gushed: 'Song I recorded. I'd love your honest opinion. I'm ready for criticism eek'

Teasing fans: In December last year, Sophie teased a brand new solo single on Instagram – one which sounds very different to her days in noughties girl band, Bardot. Revealing the untitled jazz-infused number, Sophie gushed: ‘Song I recorded. I’d love your honest opinion. I’m ready for criticism eek’

‘The lyrics mean a lot to me. I only care what you guys think,’ she continued.

In the sultry song, Sophie’s raspy voice is heard singing the cryptic lyrics: ‘I’ve seen some things, that would make a grown man cry. So many things, that I have to leave behind. So complicated, but I prefer the simple life.’   

Sophie’s music career began in 1999, when she competed on reality show Popstars.

She went on to form the band Bardot, which was active from 2000 to 2002, before embarking on a solo career with Warner Music. She left her label two years later.

Her story: Sophie's music career began in 1999, when she competed on reality show Popstars

Her story: Sophie’s music career began in 1999, when she competed on reality show Popstars

Sophie was recently unmasked as the Dragonfly on The Masked Singer, which her best pal Jackie O judges on.

But her appearance was hit was some criticism, after Sophie’s former bandmate Tiffani Wood, 42, lashed out at her appearance on her Instagram page.

‘I thought Sophie was too busy for a Bardot reunion. I mean… she’s wearing a dragonfly costume, singing on a stage, while I have to try and get six kids to sleep before the show comes on,’ she wrote. 

Two short years: She went on to form the band Bardot, which was active from 2000 to 2002, before embarking on a solo career with Warner Music. She left her label two years later

Two short years: She went on to form the band Bardot, which was active from 2000 to 2002, before embarking on a solo career with Warner Music. She left her label two years later

Bardot celebrated their 20th anniversary last year, and the band reunited for a series of media appearances to mark the occasion.

But Sophie was noticeably absent, and Daily Mail Australia understands she is keen to distance herself from the girl band.

When asked about Tiffani’s criticism on The Ben, Rob & Robbo Show, Sophie said: ‘I don’t know what to say, to be honest.

‘I’ve spoken to one of the girls, but the others I haven’t spoken to for 18 years.’

Doing her own thing: Bardot celebrated their 20th anniversary last year, and the band reunited for a series of media appearances to mark the occasion. But Sophie was noticeably absent, and Daily Mail Australia understands she is keen to distance herself from the girl band

Doing her own thing: Bardot celebrated their 20th anniversary last year, and the band reunited for a series of media appearances to mark the occasion. But Sophie was noticeably absent, and Daily Mail Australia understands she is keen to distance herself from the girl band

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