ROCHELLE Humes has wished sister Sophie Piper luck ahead of tonight’s Love Island launch – urging her to find a “nice boy” in the villa.
The 30-year-old star shared a sweet message from her six-year-old daughter Alaia to Instagram, with the little girl bursting with pride for her auntie.
Written in blue and pink felt tip pin, and adorned with feathers, Alaia’s message reads: “Go Sophie, you are the best.
“I love you so much, good luck, go girl.”
In the post’s caption, Rochelle added a broken heart emoji before gushing: “Alaia has no idea what Love Island is but bless her she knows her Auntie isnt available for FaceTime and is away doing something that we need to support her for.
“Good luck tonight sis, enjoy yourself and find a nice boy.”
She has also documented on her Story that her sister, brother, and other relatives have come over to her house for a roast dinner – and the proud family will no doubt be watching 21-year-old Sophie’s villa debut together.
Rochelle’s husband Marvin Humes commented a love heart emoji on Rochelle’s post, having previously joked that Sophie signing up was actually his wife’s desperate ploy to make him watch the show.
After Sophie was confirmed as part of this series’ line-up, the official promo photo was posted to the beauty’s Instagram page alongside the caption: “YOU GUESSED IT! Our girl Soph is heading to Cape Town for Winter @loveIsland.
“We are all so excited! Whos going to be watching on Sunday and joining Team Soph!?”
Proud sister Rochelle was quick to comment, writing at the time: “Good luck baby sis.
“Bring us back a keeper” – adding a palm tree and sunshine emoji for good measure.
Marvin commented separately, adding: “Is this how far @rochellehumes will go to make me watch Love Island?!
“Good luck Soph x”.
Back in April, The Sun Online revealed that Love Island bosses were desperate to sign Rochelle’s lookalike sister up for the show.
A source told us at the time: “ITV2 bosses are really keen for Soph to be the star of this years series.
“Last year they had Dani (Dyer) and her claim to fame with dad Danny captured viewers and boasted the shows ratings.
“This year theyre hoping to do the same with Rochelle and her youngest sister, whos the spitting image of her.
“Soph is the perfect Islander shes incredibly beautiful and loves meeting new people after already doing a season in Ibiza.”
Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for the summer series but Sophie appeared to have a change of heart in time for the first ever winter edition of the hit programme.
Rochelle and Sophie were raised by their mother and footballer uncle Paul Ince after their parents divorced, reuniting with their long-lost sister Lilli in 2017.
Sophie isn’t the only Islander with famous connection in the upcoming series of the show, with Lewis Capaldi’s ex Paige Turle also confirmed to appear on our screens tonight.