The radio host announced earlier this week that she was leaving her job at Wave FM for an ‘exciting’ new opportunity in Sydney – but it’s not another radio job.
Although Mel didn’t confirm whether the new opportunity was a role on reality TV, comments the 35-year-old made on her last show on air have listeners convinced she’s set to appear on the reality dating show.
Mel confessed that she has began to feel “isolated” in Wollongong, especially following her divorce from husband Steve Pollock in 2016 after 18 months of marriage.
“When I moved to the Illawarra, I was married, about to have babies… that didn’t eventuate. I divorced and became quite isolated,” she said.
“I don’t have a family, I don’t have a partner, it’s just me.”
Watch: Mel Greig talks single life.
Writing in her regular dating column for Yahoo Be earlier this week, the Celebrity Apprentice star dropped more hints that she may be appearing on Married at First Sight.
“I’m moving back to Sydney because I’m single, childless and that’s where the opportunities are for me,” she wrote.
“My first project kicks off in the coming weeks and it’s going to take me straight out of my comfort zone and into the ‘FML zone’ but the result will be worth it #newchapter.”
Filming for the next season of Married At First Sight is reportedly beginning in Sydney next month.
Mel, who has openly spoken about her struggles with endometriosis in the past also added that it was another factor in her decision to leave the radio job.
THE REALITY OF ENDOMETRIOSIS: One minute you can be getting ready to talk on a panel in Sydney for @redagencyau and @endometriosisaustralia and the next minute it feels like someone is stabbing you in the abdomen with a knife . . . A pain that I and many women know too well. Within 5mins my whole reproductive system was inflamed and I started to vomit. Nausea is a new symptom for me. I now can’t physically sit in a car for 2hrs because the pain is too unbearable and the pain medication that I once used has now been taken off pharmacy shelves, within a few hours I predict I’ll be in the emergency room begging for pain medication. This is the unpredictability of Endometriosis. It can literally come from nowhere without a trigger and render you helpless, I now can’t attend the event. This isn’t the first and it won’t be the last time this chronic illness has controlled my life. Ironically there are a few days left of Endo March the month of awareness. Luckily for me I was attending an Endometriosis event so my cancellation and flare up was instantly understood. For many women they feel embarrassed to call in sick or cancel with the truth of their condition, it’s much easier to say you have gastro. We need to end the silence and start the conversation. Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women and it doesn’t discriminate, whether you are an Olympian like @emcbomb or a model like @tasha_rossxx or an everyday Mumma. We can’t ever feel ashamed to say ‘I have Endometriosis’ we don’t want a stigma we just want a god damn cure. #endometriosis #endosisters #7yrstodiagnose #nocure #chronicillness #endobelly #notashamed #thisisme #endthesilence #notpregnant
“The Illawarra is amazing, I love this place and have amazing friends here, but when you get up everyday at 3:20am, it takes its toll,” she explained during her final show on air.
Yesterday, the media personality was present alongside Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm and Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins when a national action plan to address the illness was announced.
“Today our pleas were heard. Today is a huge step forward in ending the silence on the chronic condition that affects one in 10 women and it doesn’t discriminate,” she said.