In news that proves The Bachelor and The Bachelorette Australia needs to end, both seasons will apparently be rolled into one in 2022.
According to Pedestrian TV, who received an anonymous tip-off, we will only be getting ONE season from the franchise this year.
“So I’ve heard from good authority that there’s only going to be one season of Bach this year and it’s going to have a male and female lead,” the message to the publication read.
“Meaning there is going to be a mansion of guys and girls co-existing like with Brooke [Blurton]’s season.” WUT?!
The source also revealed that filming will take place in the Gold Coast and not Le Chateau (RIP) as they’re “attempting to refresh the series.”
Back in January, a casting call from Warner Bros asked for both “single men and women” to apply for the new season. So maybe, the story checks out?
Does The Bachelor and The Bachelorette Australia Need an Overhaul?
At the end of the year, Network Ten boss Beverley McGarvey revealed that they had “a lot of work to do” to get it back to where it was.
“Can we get it back to its glory days?” she said. “Often with those legacy formats, there are pivots that you can make, there are things that you can do, and shows like MasterChef and The Block that have been on the air for more than a decade prove that a format can go for a long time when you carefully manage it, and sometimes it’s cyclical.”
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In fact, the seventh and mid-way episode of the season only raked in 249,000 viewers — the lowest of any season in the franchise.
As for Jimmy Nicholson’s 2021 season, the season premiered 200,000 less than Locky Gilbert’s season and only 629,000 viewers chose to tune in to see him choose Holly Kingston in the finale, making it the lowest ratings for a finale ever.
Maybe this new iteration will save it after all? Or maybe, it just needs to end. There, we said it.
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