A few weeks back at the Channel Ten Upfronts, it was announced that Bachelor In Paradise was taking a back seat in 2021 after an overly chaotic season this year.
“We love all the excitement, drama and of course love that Bachelor in Paradise brings, but we have decided to rest it in 2021,” a spokesperson said.
Although the news came as a total shock to Bachie stans, it was welcomed by many, including members of the franchise.
Former Bachelorette Angie Kent addressed the news in a new interview, saying she reckons audiences need a “break” from Paradise.
“I think we all need a solid break from Bachelor in Paradise,” she told Who.
“I think after this year’s Bachelor in Paradise and the year we’ve had with COVID and the industry, I think it would be nice for us to focus on really strong people in the industry and not giving platforms to people that don’t treat people very nicely.”
2019’s Bachelorette, Angie Kent. (Credit: Ten)
It comes after Jamie Doran, one of this year’s Bachelor In Paradise contestants, announced that he’s suing the network over his portrayal on the dating show spinoff.
“This is not the news I wanted to post, but I feel I owe this to at least my family, friends, and also fans of The Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise,” he wrote on Instagram.
“After lengthy consideration, I’ve decided to begin legal proceedings against Network 10 & Warner Bros Australia.”
He concluded, “I’m not going to comment on this any further for the time being, and would appreciate it if people would respect my privacy.”
While Bachelor In Paradise season 4 is a no-go, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will both return next year.