Bardot's Chantelle Barry avoids answering Sophie Monk questions

Alicia Vrajlal

She recently revealed the real reason she quit the Popstars girl band in 2000 - she stole money from Sophie Monk.

But when asked about the scandal during a live interview on Wednesday, Chantelle Barry didn't want to talk about it.

When The Morning Show's Larry Emdur pressed for details about the incident from over 10 years ago, Chantelle said she just wanted to put the incident to "sleep".

Former Bardot star Chantelle Barry did not want to talk about Sophie Monk during an interview on The Morning Show on Wednesday. Source: Channel Seven

'It's in Woman's Day, you can read it there," she then said, adding, "I'd rather move onto the next chapters of my life right now".

Speaking to Woman's Day magazine earlier this month, the 37-year-old admited she stole from Sophie back in the day, and when management found out, she was shown the door with some "hush money" and a promise of a solo contract in the future.

Earlier this month former Bardot member Chantelle (L) revealed she'd stolen from Sophie Monk (R) back in the day. Source: Getty

"Sophie left her $100 weekly allowance in an envelope in my bedroom and I intended to return it on the weekend - we had plans to go to a gig together," she told the publication.

"In a moment of stupidity, being a teenager and thinking a pair of shoes was more important than the friendship I had with Sophie, I decided to keep her money for myself."

Chantelle said Sophie soon found out about it, but was more than happy to forgive her right away.

But the consequences were much bigger, with the media finding out and Chantelle soon encouraged "to sign a release agreement" and leave the group.

Chantelle was part of the original Bardot band alongside Sophie as well as Belinda Chapple, Sally Polihronas and Katie Underwood. Source: Popstars

She said she never heard from the band or the record label again, and in 2001 packed her bags and moved to the US in the bid of forging an international showbiz career.

She's gone on to star in popular television dramas 90210 and Entourage, and released two albums.

As for what Sophie's now up to, well the whole of Australia have their eyes on the blonde bombshell as she stars as Australia's third Bachelorette on the Channel Ten reality dating show.

After it was discovered that Chantelle had stolen from Sophie, she was shown the door and Tiffani Wood was called in to replace her in the band. Source: Getty

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