The Front Runners
Most kids give up magic around age five when they realise it’s not that fun, but not Apollo. To be fair, his whole fire-rose-smoke trick was pretty impressive. Sophie also seemed blown away by his skills, a strong contender.
Owns a vineyard, should win because he owns a vineyard. That means you’re never without wine! Jarrod makes a grape entrance, bringing some grapes for he and Sophie to stomp on. Feet are disgusting so it’s a risky move.
Prediction: Possible winner, top 2 at least
Sam initially appears to be three children dressed like tiny extras from The Godfather. We soon learn that these are Sam’s nephews and he’s sent them in to break the ice. Well played Sam. Everyone knows kids are way better than adults and pimping out your three nephews was a smooth move. Once the actual Sam arrives, Sophie seems to like him but he’s got a man bun which would be cool if it was 2013.
Prediction: Top 2
Mack decides to sing a song (original) but you can tell by the look in his eyes that he knows it was a horrible mistake. The song is basically him screeching “you and me” and it goes for way too long.
Clearly this season’s villain, Blake is an entrepreneur and fan of selfies. If that’s not enough to turn you off he says things like “I can walk into the Ferrari shop and buy anything I want.” Blake gifts Sophie the Bogan starter pack - uggboots, wine and a dressing gown. She loves it and - terrifyingly - seems to like Blake.
Prediction: Top 10
Luke is your classic Bachelorette contestant. Pretty handsome, solid job, forgettable banter, he’s got all the makings of a mid season exit. Sophie checks his hands quickly, so take from that what you will.
Prediction: Top 10
Let’s all agree that breakdancing is only cool in the movie Step Up. Someone probably should have told Eden. Wearing a matching tracksuit he busts a move in front of Miss Monk and it’s awkward for everyone involved.
Prediction: Two weeks tops.
He’s very nervous and you can tell he’s definitely binged Sophie’s entire filmography before the show started, James doesn’t know where to look. He does gift her a rose quartz necklace which is quite sweet, but the damage is done.
Prediction: May pass out in the bathroom and not be found for weeks.
Jourdan describes himself as weird and then promptly backs that up by blindfolding Sophie and walking away. This is certainly weird, though not as weird as the way he spells his name. WHY PUT THE LETTER U IN JOURDAN?!?!?
Prediction: Might last a couple of rose ceremonies based purely on numbers.
This guy - I’m told his name is Ryan - who couldn’t stop licking his lips, it was very disturbing.
And also Jourdan with a U cried for awhile because his girlfriend didn’t cheat on him. During a game of never have I ever, Sophie asked the group if anyone had been cheated on. Jourdan started crying, leading everyone to assume he’d be cheated on. Eventually he said his ex-girlfriend didn’t cheat on him, but he was just sad. WOT m8?