August 09, 2017 09:04 GMT by mirror.co.uk

Who are Make or Break's Sophii and Richard? She hates staring girls and he used to be a Dreamboy

Who are Make or Break's Sophii and Richard? She hates staring girls and he used to be a Dreamboy

She's the jealous type and he used to be a classy stripper...

Make or Break is the latest reality show to tackle romance - and bar manager Sophii and boyfriend Richard were determined to use the show to test their relationship.

Blonde Sophii has been with boyfriend Richard for 3 years. They met in 2014 whilst working at a Cardiff nightclub. Jealous Sophii admits to reacting badly to girls who stare at her boyfriend - can they cast their problems aside and make it through?

As one of eight couples who have headed off to a Mexican tropical paradise to see if their relationship is worth fighting for the pair prepared to push their love to the brink.

Here's what they had to say ahead of Make or Break:

SOPHII, 26, CARDIFF

Bar Manager

(Image: Ray Burmiston/Channel 5)

How did you meet?

I was his boss and he walked across the room and ignored me. Then he stood out the front and went, ‘Do you do promo?’ I went, ‘No, I’m your boss’. ‘Oh’. I was like, ‘Yeah’. Then he fell in love with me straight away I think.

Who said I love you first?

Me I think! I wear my heart on my sleeve. I am an old soul.

What issues did you want to iron out in your relationship?

I had a habit of reacting before I’d think about things. So if I was in the gym and a girl was looking at Richard I would kick off instead of thinking about it first. But now I count to ten. I look a bit psycho. If you see someone in the street going, ‘One, two...’ on their own, you’re like, ‘What are they doing?’ That was the only problem, me having a little psycho streak.

What did you think when you saw where you’d be staying?

It looked amazing. I was so happy, it was such a beautiful resort. But as soon as that person handed us those blue things we had to put on I was like, ‘What is this? Have I just got to wear this for an hour?’ I had to wear it for the whole time I was there! I was trying to put pins in and tie it up. The shorts came down to my knees, I was rolling them up.

What was going through your mind when Paul told you what would be happening?

I thought it was a load of rubbish, I stormed off! I felt suffocated. I was like, ‘Oh my God, they’re taking my prince away from me, do you know what I mean?’

How did you get on with the other people?

I made David cry so I said, ‘Well, I’ve got to pick him haven’t I?’ Worst thing I have ever done because he chewed my ear off the whole time. I didn’t get any sleep, couldn’t wait to get rid of him to be fair. It gets easier as you go along though because you’re getting more comfortable being around other people and not being joined at the hip with your partner. And it’s exciting because you get to win them back and it forced you to do stuff more.

What did you think of the tasks?

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I loved the tasks. I am so competitive. Even if I know I am going to lose I will make sure I win. There was one task where Abbi got in front of me and I just pushed her in the bush and I won. I was so happy!

And what about Louise the sex therapist?

I liked Louise! At first when she came over I was like, ‘Who is this?’ I enjoyed our session with her, I wasn’t taking it too seriously. There were people coming out crying, I was like, ‘What is going on in that room?’ I came out and I was loving life, I thought it was so funny!

Were you worried about what your friends and family might think?

My dad is going to go mad because I kept swearing! He grounded me a month for saying fart. I am 26! I forgot the cameras were on, which is a good thing, but it’s also a bad thing. Richard kept shouting at me for swearing. I’d go on again and I would try not to swear so much!

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RICHARD, 24, CARDIFF

(Image: Ray Burmiston/Channel 5)

Personal Trainer and former Dreamboy

Describe your partner in three words…

Bubbly, kind, I’ve got to watch my third because I was going to say psychopath. I’ll say psychopath, yeah.

How did you meet?

I was working for the Dream Boys before my shift as a doorman where Sophii was my boss.

What are Sophii’s best points?

She is one of the most caring girls I have ever met. That is her best trait. I like to follow a certain regime, I eat five meals a day, I go to the gym at a certain time, I like to wear different clothes for the gym and she is always going to make sure that everything is perfect for me. I have never met somebody to put up with that type of rubbish before! She looks after me well.

What are Sophii’s bad points?

She does get awfully wound up in different situations. Somebody could be looking at her and she will take that the wrong way. They could be looking at her thinking she looks nice, but she might think they’re looking in a bad way, then it all goes from there really.

What did you think when you saw where you’d be staying?

I thought it was incredible. It is a crazy opportunity, but what are you letting yourself in for? You’ve got so many strong characters and people with weak relationships who might mess with you. So you’re a little anxious as well. You don’t know what is going to happen.

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What was going through your mind when Paul told you what would be happening?

I was so shocked by that, it was different level. Since me and Sophii met we’ve never spent a night apart from each other so to be told you’re going to be spending the night away from her and she is going to be with somebody else’s boyfriend, that is just another level of head messing.

How did you get on with the other people?

Initially, you are taken aback by it because you’re going to be spending however long with somebody else’s partner, but I think all the people there were pretty sound. It was all too much at first but you get settled into it pretty quickly.

And what about Louise the sex therapist?

Off her head! She was a good laugh, it was crazy. Who even thinks you’re going to be having sex therapy when you’re 25? It all just blew my mind in a way like.

Were you worried by what your friends and family might think?

No, my mother is hooked on reality TV. You should see her, she’s this little Welsh housewife who you could never imagine being into reality TV but she knows more than I do about what is going on in the reality TV world! So I don’t need to worry about anything I say or do because I know she is going to be watching it anyway and loving it!

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