Bachelor In Paradise could be cancelled for 2021

If anyone was holding out on seeing some of their favourite Bachelor contestants return to Bachelor in Paradise they may be in for some disappointment.

While there had already been talk of some potential contestants, the latest rumours suggest the show won’t be going ahead at all in 2021.

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Fans aren't happy the show may not go ahead. Photo: Channel 10

“Sources claim that Bachelor in Paradise will not be returning in 2021,” Megan Pustetto of the So Dramatic Podcast revealed.

“The show is being rested due to a number of different reasons.”

Of course, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic can be considered a fairly strong contributing factor.


It was said the show could be filmed somewhere in Queensland instead of Fiji, due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

However a source told the podcast that wouldn’t happen due to a contract with the Fijian government that tied the show to the particular resort.

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Covid restrictions and casting decisions are said to be behind the delay. Photo: Channel 10

Former Bachelor and Bachelorette participants Chelsie McLeod and Carlin Sterritt had been tipped to be on the next season of Bachelor in Paradise.

And on social media there were plenty of fans also hoping to see the likes of Juliette Herrera and Ab Sow from the most recent seasons.

But another source claimed the show would take a break as producers wanted “a bigger pool” of contestants to cast from.

Fans were quick to take to social media to share their thoughts on the potential lack of cocktail sipping and sunbathing Bachie stars.

“You have got to be joking,” one person commented on Instagram.

“My heart is broken,” another wrote.

“Devastating news, let’s hope it isn’t true!” was another response. While a fourth simply wrote, “devo”.

There was one “hopeful” contestant that claimed the show would still go ahead but wouldn’t be filmed and aired until later in 2021.

Channel 10 has been contacted for comment.

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