First it was the Australian Bachelor, then the Bachelorette and now, the jaw-dropping ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ is headed for our shores in 2018.
The exciting new short-run series will feature former fan favourites and stand-out characters from previous seasons of The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia, returning for another chance at love.
Set in a romantic tropical destination overseas, Bachelor In Paradise will follow the contestants as they build new relationships, fall in love or face heartbreak, again.
The series will be hosted by Osher Günsberg from The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia, who will help the cast navigate surprises, shocks, unexpected guests and some unlikely friendships.
The announcement of the new special event television series comes hard on the heels of the success of the new season of The Bachelorette Australia, which has seen a television audience increase of more than 40% compared with the 2016 season and ranks #1 in its time-slot in 25 to 54s, under 55s and total people.
The Bachelorette Australia is also a smash hit online: the 21 September episode, for example, generated the biggest seven-day online catch-up viewing increase for a single episode of any show on Australian television.
Network Ten Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia are proven success stories on all screens and the most talked about television shows in Australia.
“Bachelor In Paradise is the perfect complement to, and extension of, those shows. It will give viewers everything they love about The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia, including familiar faces, spectacular dates, explosive rose ceremonies, drama, romance, adventure, laughter and – of course – love.”
Bachelor In Paradise is a Warner Bros International Television Production Australia production for Network Ten.
Warner Bros International Television Production Australia Managing Director, Michael Brooks, said: “It is shaping up to be a huge year for Bachelor fans in Australia in 2018 with the launch of Bachelor In Paradise on Network Ten.
“The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia have performed incredibly well, establishing the franchise as one of the most dominant multi-platform brands on Australian TV.
Bachelor In Paradise is the perfect next chapter, a proven hit in the US and we know Bachelor Nation Australia will love it too.”
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