The Bachelorette Australia

EXCLUSIVE: Brooke Blurton spills on exactly how her unprecedented season of The Bachelorette will work

''There's no denying that this is a very different season.''

By Maddison Hockey
The news that Bachie fave Brooke Blurton would be returning to the franchise, this time handing out the roses as our next Bachelorette, was met with an overwhelming an unprecedented level of excitement.
The proud Noongar-Yamatji 26-year-old is not only Australia's first Indigenous Bachelorette but also the first to identify as bisexual.
Considering it is 2021, it's a move that really should have been made years ago and by now, should be considered the status quo.
Speaking exclusively to TV WEEK following today's announcement, Brooke says that's exactly how she wants to be portrayed – as "just Brooke."

"There's a lot of titles being thrown around and whatever people want to categorise me as, that's on them but obviously I introduce myself as Brooke, not Bi Brooke or Aboriginal Brooke," she tells TV WEEK.
"I think we're moving into a much more progressive time now that we just, we don't really need them [labels]."
Brooke doesn't want to be labelled. (Instagram)
The fact she is breaking ground, however, isn't lost on her.
"There's no denying that this is a very different season and I'm excited that I'm that person," she tells us.
"I've always been very, very proud and very protective of my culture and the LGBTIQA+ community, but I think it's time, it's ready, I'm ready."
"I don't want to make it a big thing. I know it's a big thing in itself but I think where times are at we're progressive now."
Brooke is excited to be paving the way for the show. (Instagram)
Being the first season to host both men and women, naturally fans may wonder how the logistics of dates and the famous Bachie mansion may change. It's something Brooke admits she was concerned about, too.
"I think logistically there will be an equal amount of males to females, I think its just fair that that happens."
"I also think they will live independently, for privacy and to make the girls feel comfortable."
"I think logistically there will be an equal amount of males to females, I think its just fair that that happens." (Instagram)
The upcoming season also brings the new possibility of potential suitors falling for one another. It's something Brooke admits that, although it would be difficult, she wouldn't stand in the way of love.
"I'd be disappointed that they haven't developed that same connection with me and never got to explore that, but you can't stop it. If it happens, it is what it is."
With applications are still open for Brooke's season of The Bachelorette journey, and any subsequent love triangle, is still a while off but she's excited and ready as ever.
"I'm excited, tired, caffeinated [laughs]. There are all sorts of emotions and excitement happening right now."

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