In news sure to outrage us all, it looks like, if The Bachelor continues at its current rate – six women left, two eps a week means we’ve probably got three weeks or less to go – then Nick Cummins, our Badgelor, is scheduled to be at the tail end of the Kokoda Trail when the finale airs, as the Daily Mail has deduced (with help from this fan forum).
Ya-huh, rather than appearing on The Project with his forever love, the moustachioed dude is setting off on October 1 for the six- to eight-day trek, as part of an 11-day tour run by Australian Kokoda Tours, along with James Brodie from Northern Beaches‘ gym, J-Train Athletic Performance and Personal Training. Together – and with anyone else who already forked out $5,250 to come along – they aim to reduce “gender-based violence through sports“, collecting sporting apparel through donations and delivering ’em to people in Papua New Guinea.
Let’s get our calendars out shall we and make some wild predictions.
After the last single date with Sophie Tieman on Wednesday, it’s time for home visits! The precedent’s been set in previous seasons that only four women bring Bachie home for a grilling from their parents – which means we’re probably losing two people Wednesday.
That would line the season up to have a neat 16 eps – just like the last three seasons.
Which would mean that the finale would air on October 4, when Cummins will definitely be neck deep in the brutal 96-kilometre trail.
This revelation? It only lends further credence to rumblings that Cummins and his Bachelor bae – our money remains on Brittany Hockley – have already split up.
Either way we can’t expect Badge to be on our radios talking about his future wife the morning after the finale – unless they shift all the episodes forward, or draw this out across six episodes including five hometown visits, and then insist he comes straight back from PNG after his gruelling trek.
We do know he’ll for sure be back in town to promote his new book, The Honey Badger Guide To Life, out through Pan MacMillan next month, in Erina on the Central Coast, and right near home in Sydney‘s Brookvale, on October 13. It’s on the Beaches, so let’s assume Cass Wood will be there too.
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