The Bachelorette Australia is taking a break in 2022 which means no hawt, dumb or weird a*s men to stare out.

After a dismal 2021 season — which saw Brooke Blurton try to reinvigorate the franchise by being the first bisexual AND Indigenous Bachelorette EVER — Warner Bros and Network Ten are shaking things up this year.

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Brooke Blurton’s 2021 season of The Bachelorette Australia delivered the lowest ratings in the franchise’s history. Source: Ten.

As reported in episode 183 of the So Dramatic! podcast, host Megan Pustetto revealed a “bombshell” that needed one hell of a drum roll!

According to a source, they are just doing ONE mega-size Bachelor season — which includes not one but TWO Bachelors, a brand-spanking-new mansion and location, PLUS a fantasy suite.

There Will Be TWO Bachelor’s In 2022

Ok, so this is YUGE!

Like Elly and Becky Miles‘ season of The Bachelorette, it seems there will be not one but TWO bachelors this year — possibly even more!

Not only is the show’s format going to be hugely different this year, but all signs are pointing to there being more than one leading man. Say, what?!

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The Bachelor Is Introducing Fantasy Suites

In a bid to shake up the series, the new season of The Bachelor will be introducing a popular US franchise addition — the fantasy suite!

For those of you who don’t know what that is, the final three contestants get to stay the night with the Bachelor or Bachelorette. And, as a bonus, they can have sex if they want to.

Normal behaviour for when you have been dating someone for three months, right?

A very well-placed source told So Dramatic! that her BFF auditioned for the show and “made it through to the next round”.

Best news! This year there will be fantasy suites!” they said. “The producers probed her re: her sex life for this season. Thought you might like to know.”

Yes, thank you. We do want to know!

Network Ten Announce a Huge Shake-Up for the Franchise

What was once the flagship franchise of Network Ten, in 2021 The Bachelor and The Bachelorette produced the lowest ratings Network Ten had seen since its inception in 2013.

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.

In an interview with Mediaweek, the executive vice president and chief content officer for ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand admitted that they were questioning “what do we do with Bachelor“.

“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.”

Want even more goss? Listen to episode 183 of the So Dramatic! podcast with Megan Pustetto below!

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