Bachelorette-to-be Brooke Blurton has penned a sweet message to fans following the announcement she would be appearing as the next Australian Bachelorette.

As reported by Pedestrian, Blurton was revealed as this year’s Bachelorette on socials earlier this week, with the post’s caption reading: “Australia, say hello to your 2021 Bachelorette, Brooke Blurton. 🌹 #BacheloretteAU”

The news was met with overwhelming praise, as Brooke – a Carnarvon-born Yamatji- Noongar woman – is set to be the first openly bisexual star on the popular reality TV show.

Posting to Instagram on Sunday, Blurton expressed her excitement about the upcoming series.

“I feel really excited about what’s about to happen and my heart is so full,” she wrote.

“So I feel very grateful, very nervous, scared (all of the emotions), but I’m ready and I know you all are too.”

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Blurton first starred in the 2017 series of The Bachelor, starring Nick Cummins aka the Honey Badger. Throughout the series, Brooke was super open about her sexuality.

She went on to assure fans the happy-go-lucky Brooke they know and love would be the same girl the nation fell in love with the first time around.

“At the end of the day I am also just Brooke,” she said.

“I represent a lot but I am just a Carnarvon girl who came from nothing who desires and wants the love and connection she deserves.”

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 and he’s also reportedly of Fijian and New Zealand heritage.

Announcing 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.

“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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