Who is the Bachelor for 2022?
We were certain we had it when celebrity gossip platform The Wash published paparazzi pictures of Melbourne guy Felix Von Hofe on a date with a pretty blonde contestant, where they looked embroiled in a tense game of football.
We even saw Felix swap the ball for a rose, and were privy to a picture of the blonde bombshell grinning with delight as she held the flower.
However, a pretty reliable source has now said the whole thing was a decoy.
Host of the show Osher Günsberg revealed to B105’s Abby Coleman that he was still in NSW, and hadn’t yet left for the Gold Coast, which is where the new season is being filmed.
“I don’t know what it is!” he told her.
Abby went on to point out that the rose looked a bit droopy and sad, and not like the ones handed out on the show, and we’re kind of inclined to agree.
Next up, we heard that there would be two leading men this season, as The Wash went on to announce that Thomas Malucelli, a Sydney-based fitness and life coach, would also be joining Felix in the search for love.
The franchise has tried this before, when it had two Bachelorettes in 2020 with Elly and Becky Miles, but admittedly, the season didn’t go too well.
While Channel 10 refuses to confirm anything, both Thomas and Felix have their accounts set to private, which is usually a pretty telling sign that they’re wrapped up in something.
Is it them? Is it a brilliant decoy, just like Osher said? We’re dying to find out.
Is there a Bachelorette?
Way back in January, a casting call from 10 asked for "single men and women" to apply for the new season of The Bachelor.
Many assumed that the new Bachelor was bisexual, and would follow on with the same format of Brooke Blurton’s season, which had men and women competing for her heart.
The other theory is that the Bachelor and Bachelorette seasons would be combined, which would definitely make for a new approach.
This would mean men and women would be living in the Bachelor mansion again, leading to potential temptation between the contestants.
If that’s the case, we say bring on the chaos!
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