In a huge announcement for the upcoming Bachie season and Australian TV in general, this morning it has been announced that the next Bachelorette star is none other than Brooke Blurton.
As reported by Pedestrian, Blurton was revealed as this year’s Bachelorette on socials, with the post’s caption reading,
“Australia, say hello to your 2021 Bachelorette, Brooke Blurton. 🌹 #BacheloretteAU”
The casting of Blurton as this year’s Bachelorette comes as an unprecedented move of inclusivity on Australian TV, as Blurton is both bisexual and of Indigenous heritage.
You’ll recognise Blurton from the 2017 series of The Bachelor, starring Nick Cummins aka the Honey Badger. Throughout the series, was super open about her sexuality. But as the story goes, things never panned out for the both.
Now to the rest of the casting for the show. Many online commenters are speculating on what the producers have in store for the rest of the contestants. Will it be an all male lineup? Or will the lineup be super inclusive?
We’ll just have to wait and see as the only news revealed at this stage is Blurton’s casting.
Earlier this year, 2021’s Bachelor was also announced, with the role to be held by Jimmy Nicholson. Much unlike former Bachelors, Nicholson is considered an unknown – and not previously or already a celebrity (the intrigue!) and he’s also reportedly of Fijian and New Zealand heritage.
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To announce his role in the show he said, “I am a big believer in embracing any opportunity that presents itself, especially if it has the potential to change your life for the better,” he told Channel 10.
He continued, “The journey ahead will be one of the most challenging experiences that I have ever undertaken, however I am very excited to meet someone that I could potentially spend the rest of my life with.”
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