Angie Kent explains why she thinks The Bachelorette isn’t successful
Over seven seasons of The Bachelorette, only one couple has managed to make their relationship work in the outside world, with Georgia Love and Lee Elliot now married after meeting on season two in 2016.
There have been plenty of couples who dated for a long time post-show, including Ali Oetjen and Taite Radley who stayed together for almost two years, as well as those who ended things almost immediately after filming wrapped, such as Becky Miles who was dumped by Pete Mann after only three days together.
Meanwhile, the show’s counterpart The Bachelor has enjoyed a much higher success rate with five couples still together after nine seasons.
This includes Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich, Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski, Matty ‘J’ Johnson and Laura Byrne, Locky Gilbert and Irena Srbinovska, and Jimmy Nicholson and Holly Kingston.
Former Bachelorette Angie Kent, who ended things were her ‘winner’ Carlin Sterritt almost eight months after their finale aired in 2019, has now opened up about the show’s disappointing results following Brooke Blurton and Darvid Garayeli’s shock split earlier this month.
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Speaking on her podcast Two Girls One Pod with Yvie Jones on Thursday, Angie admitted that The Bachelorette was “a bit fatigued” but believes the low success rate has to do with the quality of contestants.
“I saw comments like, ‘The Bachelorettes must only go on it for fame and that's why they don't work out as long’ and I'm like, hang on a damn minute,” she began.
“Have we ever thought for a second that maybe the Bachelorettes don't work out as often because most women going on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are probably a little more likely to be looking for love than going on Bachelor In Paradise and getting Instagram followers and going on tours to bang heaps of girls than the dudes are for The Bachelorette?”
Yvie also proposed the idea that the casting agents are simply better at picking women for The Bachelor than they are at picking men for The Bachelorette.
“I think it goes to show that there's probably a lot more amazing women out there going on these shows than there are men, like that is just proven time and time again,” Angie replied.
“Yeah, I'd like to see the casting numbers of women to men,” Yvie added. “I would really like to see how many women are applying and how many men are applying because I reckon there would be a huge discrepancy.”
Despite calls from fans to retire the franchise or rest it for a year, Channel Ten confirmed during their recent Upfronts event that both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will return in 2022, with applications open now for season ten.
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