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Angie Kent reveals why so many Bachelorette couples don't last in the real world

''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.''

By Alana Mazzoni
Angie Kent has candidly explained why she doesn't think The Bachelorette creates successful, long-lasting couples.
In seven seasons of the dating show, only Georgia Love and Lee Elliott have made their relationship work in the real world.
By comparison, The Bachelor has produced lasting love stories, including Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski, Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich, Matty 'J' Johnson and Laura Byrne, Locky Gilbert and Irena Srbinovska, and most recently Jimmy Nicholson and Holly Kingston.
Angie and Carlin lasted eight months outside the show. (Image: Ten)
While Angie and her finale pick Carlin Sterritt lasted eight months outside the show before breaking up, the 31-year-old is now weighing in on The Bachelorette's low success rate.
"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 told bestfriend Yvie Jones on their Two Girls One Pod podcast.
"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 said it simply could be down to casting, and that the producers are 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 responded.
Yvie added: "Yeah, I'd like to see the casting numbers of women to men. 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."
Angie said it comes down to who is actually going on the show to find love. (Image: Instagram)
The Bachelorette's most recent breakup was that of Brooke Blurton and Darvid Garayeli, who shocked fans when splitting just weeks after the finale aired.
And it seems the show's low ratings in recent years reflect the lack of success of the couples.
Brooke's finale pulled in the smallest audience on record, with just 439,000 metro viewers for the final 15 minutes, and just 361,000 tuning in for the lead-up.
The premiere night pulled in the lowest audience in history, attracting just 397,000 viewers (5-city metro), while Nine's The Block raked in 851,000 viewers.
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