Opening up about the experience to Kyle and Jackie O, she says for many people the story “doesn’t really make sense”.
After being sat next to each other without a divider on a business class flight, after filming a travel show in Italy, Sophie said the pair started chatting after ordering some champagne.
“He was so charming and funny and he had no idea what I did,” she told the radio hosts this morning.
The host of Love Island recounted the moment she asked the young man, who she has admitted is now her boyfriend, to kiss her.
“I was sitting there for a while and I went, ‘Hey, um, are you single?’ And he went, ‘Yeah.’ I went, ‘I don’t ever get to meet people in normal scenarios and, um, can I kiss you?’… I thought, ‘Oh god I’ve got a 10-hour flight with this guy, if he says no I’m in trouble,’” Monk joked.
The pair continued to go to separate bathrooms to brush their teeth, before coming back for a cheeky mid-air kiss.
When asked about how the scenario has unfolded since, Monk shared the pair are now dating, even though they haven’t seen each other since the flight.