Ten has revealed the first batch of contestants for Bachelor in Paradise and it’s going to be epic.
They may have left The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia mansions with broken hearts, but now under the watchful eye of Ten’s television cupid, Osher Günsberg, these singles will travel to a romantic and tropical paradise, hoping to turn a summer fling into the real thing.
The first six contestants confirmed to head to Paradise include Laurina Fleure, the Bachelorette who famously coined the catchphrase “dirty street pie” in reference to her unimpressive pie van date with season two Bachelor Blake Garvey.
Joining her is legendary season four villain Keira Maguire, a Bachelorette who delighted and polarised audiences, causing a national stir when she labelled a fellow bachelorette a “peasant”. Australia’s sweetheart Tara Pavlovic captivated audiences with her girl-next-door. attitude in this year’s series with Bachelor Matty J and now she is ready to put her heart on the line again.
Hoping they have what it takes to win the hearts of the Bachelorettes in paradise are former professional footballer Michael Turnbull, who just missed out on the final rose with Bachelorette Sam Frost. From the same season, Davey Lloyd is back and this prankster is set to bring comedic relief to the highly emotional environment.
Apollo Jackson, the magician who put a potent love spell on the Australian public in the most recent series of The Bachelorette Australia with Sophie Monk, is ready to meet his perfect match in paradise.
Sparks will fly, romance will flourish and true love may blossom, as these six contestants, along with many more of Australia’s favourite Bachelors and Bachelorettes, explore new relationships, fall in love, or experience renewed heartbreak, all in a tropical paradise.
Network Ten Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “The buzz about this series has been extraordinary, demonstrating clearly that audiences love the Bachelor franchise and are eager for more . Romantic, dramatic, funny and full of great characters, Bachelor In Paradise is set to be compelling television.”
With shocking twists, massive surprises, unexpected guests and some of the most unlikely relationships in The Bachelor history, there is no telling who will find romance and love in paradise.
Bachelor In Paradise is a special event series coming to Ten in 2018.