Alcohol on the set of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette had to get reportedly locked up after some thirsty blokes allegedly broke into the liquor cabinet and hoarded the booze like Gollum, an inside source tells us. When Victoria Premier Dan Andrews said, “get on the beers,” I don’t think this is what he meant.
Speaking to PEDESTRIAN.TV, an anonymous source who worked on the show said, “Angie Kent’s season was the rowdiest and a bunch of the guys broke into the liquor lock up and got pissed.”
“I heard they’d also stockpile their beers. Like, hide them in their rooms so they could down a bunch before a cocktail party.”
I’m sorry, what are they, fucking Gollum and the ring of Mordor?
The inside tea spiller added that while the crew supplies the alcohol, “the waiters and producers are the ones that keep track of [it].
“Each contestant can only have one drink every half an hour.”
During filming on a Fijian resort for Bachelor in Paradise in 2018, Channel Ten put other strict alcohol limits on the contestants, including restricting them to two drinks per hour from midday, and only if they had eaten breakfast.
“Duty of care for participants is taken very seriously with support provided throughout their whole experience,” a Warner Bros spokesman said via the Daily Telegraph at the time.
A psychologist was also on set 24 hours a day “for the participants to talk to should they want or need to,” as well as sunscreen and non-alcoholic drinks and food.
Interestingly, this change to the drinking rules onset follows a study by The University of Adelaide’s Dr Jacqueline Bowden which found that “alcohol was shown or referenced in more than 70 percent of the one-minute intervals across each of the show’s 16-episode series.”
New seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette commence later this year. In the meantime, we’ve done some digging and broken down everything we know about 2021’s First Nations man and pilot Bachie, Jimmy Nicholson, and the first First Nations woman and bisexual Bachelorette, Brooke Blurton.
PEDESTRIAN.TV has reached out to Channel Ten for comment.