In case you missed it this week, Bachelor in Paradise Australia has OFICIALLY been confirmed!
After many weeks of speculation, Network Ten made the announcement on Monday that the show will be hitting our shores in 2018. It will see past Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants (hopefully) find love in a tropical destination.
“It will give viewers everything they love about The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia, including familiar faces, spectacular dates, explosive rose ceremonies, drama, romance, adventure, laughter and – of course – love,” says Network Ten Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey.
With the news that Osher Günsberg will be back as host, TV WEEK asked him what his thoughts were on the exciting now Bachie series.
If you could choose three former Bachelor/Bachelorette contestants to go on the show, who would they be and why?
“Laurina from season 2 for the dirty street pies, Davey from Sam Frost's Bachelorette because he would be heaps of fun out there, and Nikki from season four because she was so heartbroken and deserves to find happiness.”
Rumour has it Blake Garvey might make an appearance. What are your thoughts on that?
“I think Blake drew a lot of heat after what happened with Sam, but let's not forget he came to us hoping to find love. I'd like to help him find what he's searching for.”
What are you looking forward to about hosting the show?
“It's a really fun show, with a great power shift between the men and the women taking turns at holding the upper hand. The world is in need of a lot of love right now, and I'm thrilled that I can hopefully be a part of helping some love flourish under the tropical sun.”
What do you love about the US version and what do you think the Aussie can/will do better?
“I love the way the power shifts between the men and the women, and in the Aussie version, I'm sure we will be a lot more straight-talking than the Americans.”