Jarrod Slips Up & Sledges New Bachelorette Ali As “Lame” & “Boring”

Jarrod and Keira might be delightfully loved up, but they’re still out here throwing shade like it’s 7:33pm on Sunday night and Osher Günsberg just told everyone there was a rose ceremony tonight.

It’s been a week since the finale aired, and the couple are only now just doing the press rounds.

While speaking to Nova‘s Fitzy and Wippa this morning, they – well, more Jarrod, really – sledged the new Bachelorette, Ali Oetjen, who is single now after breaking up with handsome Squidward shortly after filming.


Am I wrong?

“Ugh, next question…” Jarrod said, when asked about his one-time crush being the next Bachelorette.

“Jarrod! No!” said Keira, shocked. “This was why I was worried to do interviews this morning… I was like, babe, you need to hold back. I thought I had no filter!”

When pressed, she explained: “He does like her, he’s just worried, you know… that she’s going to have a hard time choosing [a partner].”

Jarrod then continued: “Honestly, she [Ali] was there [in Paradise] for a long time, and basically everything we saw was lame – it was boring. There’s no other way to put it.”

Now there’s a lot to unpack here. First of all, Jarrod isn’t a reliable source of information. When Ali and her absurdly beautiful face entered Paradise, it felt like every bloke in there tested the waters out – Jarrod included. But Ali wasn’t interested in any of the, not until Grant sauntered in there, fresh from proposing in his own season of Bachelor In Paradise. (Spoiler: it didn’t work out).

Second of all, is Jarrod saying that Ali’s indecision will make for boring TV? Or that she herself is boring? If it’s the latter, well –

But bear in mind this quote Jarrod told us earlier today: “What you see is what you get. It’s just that if you’re more entertaining, you get more airtime, and that’s why people think you’re weird.”

Well, nobody thought Ali was weird, so I guess she’s just not doing that much crazy shit like [flirting with or kissing other people when you kinda have a partner / breaking up with said partner / writing fake love letters / literally delete as applicable].

Besides, both The Bachelor and Bachelorette have a history of turning even the most endearing, entertaining contestants into boring stars. (*AHEM*: Richie, Matty J, Sam Frost… need I go on?) Sophie Monk was a freaking dream, and the Honey Badger will be a delight, but those are the rarities.

Ali will do JUST FREAKING FINE, people.


Or not. We’ll have to wait until much later in the year when The Bachelorette airs to find out.