Grab a bucket of popcorn and a bottle of coke and settle down on your couch to watch one of the most loved Australian reality tv shows – The Bachelorette Australia. The Bachelorette Australia was nominated for the Logie Awards of 2016 under the category of ‘Best Reality Program.’
The series was officially released in Australia in English and premiered in September 2015 on Network 10. It features the host Osher Günsberg. Unlike season 1 which had been produced by Shine Australia, from season 2 onwards, The Bachelorette Australia is produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production.
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The premise of the Show
The series revolves around a female who is a single bachelorette. There is a pool of romantic love interests from which the woman is found to choose a partner and find love through different elimination processes. The conflicts in Australia’s Bachelorette stem from the various kinds of activities, dates, and of course, the different elimination systems.
Most of the seasons of The Bachelorette Australia are heterosexual-centric, where a woman looks for a male partner. However, in the 7th season, you can find a bisexual bachelorette who courts both male and female contestants.
Different Seasons of The Bachelorette Australia
The first season of The Bachelorette Australia included 10 episodes and was telecasted from September 23 to October 22, 2015. It featured Sam Frost, a 26-year-old Marketing Manager from Melbourne, Victoria who courted 14 men.
The winner of this season was Sasha Mielczarek followed by runner-up Michael Turnbull. Sam Frost professed her love and entered into a relationship with Mielczarek but the couple split up after 18 months of dating. However, you can give credit to Sam Frost for kicking things off at the start of this series.
The second season was telecasted from 21 September to 27 October 2016 and had 12 episodes. It featured Georgia Love, a 27-year-old journalist from Melbourne, Victoria, courting 18 men.
The winner and the final choice was Lee Elliott and the runner-up was Matty Johnson. Georgia found love in The Bachelorette Australia and got happily married to Lee Elliott on 5th March 2021, in Tasmania.
The third season of the bachelorette, with 12 episodes starred Sophie Monk, a 37-year-old model and radio personality from Gold Coast, Queensland. She was courting 22 men in this season. It was on the air from 20th September to 26 October 2017.
The person chosen as the final love interest was Stu Laundy, followed by the runner-up Jarrod Woodgate. Monk and Laundy stayed in a relationship till January 26, 2018, when Monk announced their breakup on a social media post. Stu later said that he first found out about his breakup from the Instagram post by Sophie Monk.
With 12 episodes, the fourth season was telecasted from 10 October to 15 November 2018. This season featured Ali Oetjen, a 32-year-old healthy lifestyle motivator from Adelaide, South Australia, who courted a total of 18 men in the series. Before this series, she had tried her luck on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise.
Ali’s choice in love was Taite Radley and the runner-up was Todd King. Although the public was not invested in this season, Oetjen happily entered into a relationship with Radley. However, after nearly two years of dating, they broke up on July 25, 2020.
The season had 12 episodes and was broadcasted from October 9 to November 14, 2019. It featured Angie Kent, a 29-year-old marketing and production assistant and former Gogglebox Australia star from Sunshine Coast, Queensland, who courted 21 men.
Carlin Sterritt won the show, followed by runner-up Timm Hanly. Angie and Carlin stayed in a relationship till July 1, 2020.
From 7 October to 5 November 2020, the sixth season featured the Miles sisters from New Castle, New South Wales. The show had Elly Miles, a 25-year-old nurse, and Becky Miles, a 30-year-old defense contracting specialist. Elly Miles had also appeared on The Bachelor Australia and had finished fifth place in the seventh season.
Elly Miles chose Frazer Neate as her partner and Joe Woodbury was the runner-up. Becky seemed to have found her love in Pete Mann and Adrian Baena was the runner-up on her list.
However both the relationships ended in a flash. Elly announced her split on December 4, 2020, whereas Becky was dumped over the phone, just three days after they finished filming.
In better news, however, Elly is living the best single life now, and, Becky is expecting her first child with her partner James.
The episodes of Season 7 ( from 20 October to 25 November 2021) provide you with a little twist. The season featured first bisexual instead of white, blonde, or straight. She is Brooke Blurton, a 26-year-old social worker from Melbourne, Victoria, courting 10 men and 10 women. A welcome to country was performed to open this season of the series.
Brooke Blurton chose David Garayeli as the winner and the runner-up was Jamie-Lee Dayz. Blurton and Garayeli were quite content in their relationship but, weeks after they moved in together, the couple announced that their relationship could not work properly and broke up on January 2, 2022.
1. Group Dates
The group of contestants participates in a group activity with the bachelorette. The activity is generally a competition of some sort and the winner or the winners are awarded more time with the bachelorette.
The contestant who makes the best impression on the bachelorette receives a rose from her. The rose makes them safe during the Rose Ceremony at the end of each episode.
2. Single Dates
The bachelorette takes one contestant on a date, where they both get to know each other on a personal level and the single dates are generally quite intimate. If the date goes very well, or the bachelorette wants to spend more time with the contestant, she may present him with a rose.
The rose ensures that the contestant will not be sent home during the Rose Ceremony at the end of the episode.
3. The Rose Ceremony
At the end of each episode, all the contestants stand in rows, and the bachelorette is given a tray of roses. The bachelorette chooses a contestant to give each rose to and all the contestants who receive roses gather on one side of the room.
After all the roses are distributed, the contestants who did not receive a rose are eliminated and are asked to take a moment and say goodbye to the lady.
4. Hometown Visits
When there are only four remaining contestants, the bachelorette visits the hometown and families of each of the contestants separately.
5. The Finale
In the finale, the last two contestants in The bachelorette Australia are taken to meet the lady’s hometown and family. At the end of this episode, the bachelorette reveals her true love, and that contestant is announced to be the winner of that season of The Bachelorette Australia.
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