Richie and Alex’s awkward appearance on Have You Been Paying Attention?

They may be a couple in love but Richie Strahan and Alex Nation are hoping the nation wasn't paying attention to their latest TV appearance.
Richie and Alex

We’re going to say the wound of Richie choosing Alex is still as deep as ever – even for the network that created this unforeseen love story.

The Perth boy and his new “official” girlfriend rounded out the publicity circuit, post Bachelor, by heading to Channel Ten’s comedy quiz show, Have You Been Paying Attention?

And BOY was it awkward.

The pair received their first official title as “quiz masters” but the comedian contestants decided to show them who was boss.

Kicking off the awks appearance, the panel asked whether as a couple, had they spoken to the nation’s sweetheart, Nikki Gogan.

“No, we haven’t,” Alex replied, but the 25-year-old was about to get a rude shock…

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Love is in the air!

Tom Gleisner, host of the light reality show, joked that he had Nikki on the line.

“Nikki, are you there?” he asked into a phone before continuing, “No, she’s not. She’s with Olena, apparently.”

Of course she wasn’t there… Talk about being evil!

Alex hasn’t spoken to Nikki since the finale aired on Thursday night. And it appears Richie hasn’t either!

While the 31-year-old has found his “forever” in Alex, others aren’t so quick to believe in that…

Check out our exclusive chats with Nikki and Alex in the links below! Article continues…

Nova radio host Marty Sheargold set Richie up for an awkward blunder.

“You are stunning in the flesh, by the way, Richie,” he began.

“I just can’t take my eyes off your shirt and your buttons at the moment.”

Richie quickly replied, “Marty, I’m off the market!”

The radio host doth protest, quipping, “I don’t believe that!”

“You don’t strike me as a guy that’s ever going to be off the market, Richie.”

While some weren’t falling for the outcome…

Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski

People had a very different reaction to Sam and Snez’s year! Check out their hilarious appearance on Have You Been Paying Attention? in the player below!

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The comedy show definitely reflected the attitude many have with Richie NOT picking Nikki.

But the bubbly 28-year-old is going to be just fine.

Her sister, Dani, shared a selfie of the pair, penning, “How could he not love her?! Your passion and love for life is infectious, you make us so very proud Nicki Noo xx.”

The Gogan clan have every reason to be proud. In all her chats, Nikki has been kind and gracious.

Taking to Instagram, the sweet blonde shared this reflective message.

“It was the ultimate adventure and I wouldn’t have changed a thing…” before wishing Alex and Richie all the best for their future together “…To Richie and Alex – may your love be modern enough to survive the times and old fashioned enough to last forever, I adore you both.”

Dani with her incredible sis, Nikki!

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