MasterChef star reportedly set to be named as this year's Bachelorette

Marni Dixit
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

MasterChef favourite Tessa Boersma has reportedly been tipped to be named the next Bachelorette, but there's one tiny problem.

New Idea reports an offer was being "lined up" for Tess which would see her front the Channel Ten show, but her longterm boyfriend Eliot Nelson might not be too happy with the rumours.

MasterChef favourite Tessa Boersma is rumoured to be named the next Bachelorette. Photo: Ten

Tessa hasn't shared a photo with Eliot to Instagram for almost a full year, but his Instagram photo is still one of the pair together and Tessa is still following him on the platform.

In the last year, Tessa's Instagram feed has been dominated by MasterChef posts so it's possible they have split, or perhaps she chose not to make her private life so public.

However, given her popularity it would make sense if Ten did approach her, given the fact they've previously used already well known people to front The Bachelor and The Bachelorette like Angie Kent, Sophie Monk, Sam Frost, Matthew Johnson and Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins.

This year, Ten announced Locklan 'Locky' Gilbert from Survivor, another Channel Ten show, would be this year's Bachelor.

So, it's definitely possible that Tessa could be named as this year's Bachelorette if she has indeed split from Eliot.

Bachelor filming delayed

In March, filming for Locky's season of The Bachelor was halted as coronavirus rapidly spread worldwide.

In a statement, Channel 10 said, “Although we have been employing extra precautions on set for some time, it is no longer practical to continue with production.

“The health and safety of our participants and crew members is our number one priority. These are extremely difficult times for all Australians and for our industry, and the full extent of those difficulties will not be known for some time to come.

“Our decision to halt production was made after considering all available options. We will resume production when it is safe to do so.

“While this decision is disappointing, we remain committed to keeping our audiences entertained and connected in these challenging times. We are also committed to ensuring the television industry remains in as strong a shape as possible so we can continue to bring Australian viewers local content.”

It's unknown at this stage when the show will air given the huge break in filming.

Bachelor in Paradise, however, is expected to air later this month.

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