The producers behind The Bachelor Australia have put their foot down over this one VERY annoying thing contestants do.
Last year, the losers of The Bachelor Australia (*cough* Emily Simms & co *cough*) got busy documenting their “appearances” at clubs and bars all over Instagram. Hey, a girls gotta make the most of her fifteen minutes! But TBH they were pretty chummy for a bunch of girls supposedly competing for one man.
Well, apparently the producers over at Warner Brothers have decided this year will be different, and are making all the young hopefuls sign a new contract, agreeing not to fraternize with each other after being kicked off the show.
An insider claimed that problems arose last year as rejected bachelorettes were seen socializing and holidaying together. The insider told the Daily Telegraph:
"When the contestants were seen with one another last year once filming was over but the show had not gone to air, it ruined potential plot lines for producers. It also gave viewers an idea as to who may have won, because she was rarely seen socialising with the other girls. Apparently the contract stipulates that, if they breach this clause, they will be taken to court."
Fair enough then! As people in the media we can confirm, all their fraternising made sussing out the winner about one million times easier. As fans, we can confirm it was frustrating AF and kind of ruined the show a lil bit.
TBH we're all stoked for the new series, and if Richie doesn't find the girl of his dreams... we'll always be around.