“Obviously there was a time where it was a little bit outdated, but I think they need to start incorporating more wholesome, intellectual, conversations and people will resonate with that,” Brooke explained.
“The US one is still very successful – I think people really do love the franchise.
“The format originally, how it started … hopefully it still stays to the core of finding love, and less drama.”
She also called out the show’s lack of diversity, given Brooke was the first Bachelorette who was bisexual and Indigenous, which proved to be a major shakeup for the show.
“They should be more diverse, show more normal people. We’ve had a woman of colour, bisexual … maybe changing it up and having someone who maybe identifies different, maybe they/them, maybe someone who has a disability,” she suggested.
The existing format also makes the finalists on the season quite obvious, with the well-worn ‘wife’ edit pointing out the more wholesome women, who often make it to the top three or four.
Sportsbet has also been accurately predicting the winner for some years now, taking some of the suspense away from the finale.
While Brooke and Darvid split just a few months after filming ended, the two most-recent Bachelors remain happily loved up with their chosen partners from the show.
Jimmy Nicholson and Holly Kingston are living together in Bondi, and have admitted that an engagement is ‘on the horizon’.
The 2020 Bachelor, Locky Gilbert, is also still with his winner Irena Srbinovska, with the pair living together in Perth.
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