While The Bachelor is getting a revamp this year and starring three leads for season ten, which is currently being filmed in the show’s new location on the Gold Coast, Channel Ten recently announced that The Bachelorette has been axed for 2022.
Beverley McGarvey, the Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer at Paramount Australia, confirmed the news earlier this month in a statement to TV Tonight.
“I think given the environment that we’re in, the audience is telling us they want to see some of those legacy formats move forward a bit, which we really want to do with that show, because we really respect the brand and the audience loves it,” she said.
“So I think a little bit of scarcity this year, is probably going to help us move forward.”
Now, a number of former Bachelorettes have spoken out about the news and shared their thoughts on the series being cancelled.
Georgia Love starred on season two of The Bachelorette in 2016 and is the only lead who is still in a relationship with their chosen partner. She and Lee Elliot announced their engagement in 2019 and married in Hobart in March last year.
Speaking with Yahoo Lifestyle, the media personality admits it’s “sad” the show won’t be returning in 2022.
“For me, it was the greatest experience of my life leading to the best possible outcome - I met the love of my life and my now husband,” she says.
“But unfortunately, I’m the only Aussie Bachelorette that this has happened for, and I think the show loses its purpose if people aren’t finding love.
“Hopefully it can have a break and come back refreshed with new groups of people genuinely looking for and open to love through that crazy, amazing avenue!”
Although Ali Oetjen starred on The Bachelorette in 2018, she previously appeared on both Tim Robards' season of The Bachelor back in 2013 and season one of Bachelor In Paradise.
While the life coach didn’t find her happily ever after through the show, she has plenty of ideas as to why it won’t be airing this year.
“Who knows the real reason as to why it’s cancelled, but one could stipulate it’s because of low ratings,” she tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
“My assumptions could be that viewers are not seeing full reality anymore but more so a highly manipulated and strategic show displaying predictable characters and composed scenarios.
“Just like MAFS, they’ve taken the realness out of love. Viewers can see it’s just for entertainment and not depicting ‘reality’. Perhaps forgetting the beauty of where the viewer’s curiosity stems from: the insight into people’s real relationships.”
She might not have found her true love on season five of The Bachelorette, but Angie Kent definitely made her mark on the franchise with her candid personality and ‘tell it like it is’ attitude.
The former Gogglebox star took to Instagram earlier this month to share her reaction to the show getting cancelled alongside a video montage of her season.
“Sad times that we won’t be seeing quality entertainment from leading ladies for the franchise this year. Just bulk lead pork swords all round,” she wrote.
“This spicy delivery we’ve been promised better be more solid than me explaining how I want someone to support me while I pee in that bush (still waiting for that soul - where you at?) and give the gals a platform to show us that they’d rather be single than put up with dross or have anyone f**k with their sisterhood.
“I’ll be patiently waiting for Bachelor 2022. I got my beady eyes on you. RIP Bachette. It’s been real (ish).”
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