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Network 10 axes Bachelor in Paradise for 2021 after poor ratings

Network 10 axes Bachelor in Paradise for 2021 after poor ratings

Reality TV junkies will have to do without one of the most controversial shows on Australian screens next year after Channel 10 axed Bachelor in Paradise from its schedule in 2021.

Three seasons of reality spin-off show — which brings together former contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette for some booze-fuelled, partner-swapping romance — have already aired.

However, a fourth was noticeably absent from the network’s schedule for 2021.

Poor ratings are believed to be behind the decision, with this year’s finale in August attracting just 539,000 viewers.

All is not lost, though, with rumours it may make a come-back in 2022.

Bachelor in Paradise has given us some great TV moments. This year alone viewers were treated to the shenanigans of bed-hopping “villain” Ciarran Stott.

Stott was prolific on the love front while in Paradise, having pursued Abbie Chatfield, Cass Mamone, ex-girlfriend Renee Barrett, Jessica Brody and then reportedly leaving Kiki Morris “homeless” and heartbroken after the show.

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The show was also rocked after contestant Jamie Doran threatened to sue the network and Warner Bros after he was portrayed as a “stage-five clinger”.

He was filmed breaking down in tears and threatened to leave at the idea of “best mate” Timm Hanly leaving him and the show early and was also roasted on social media for leading on Brittney “Litney” Weldon.

And, who could forget the other golden moments gifted to us from the Island including the never-saw-that-coming romance between Keira McGuire and the original stage five-clinger Jarrod Woodgate.

Cass Wood, Alex Nation, Apollo Jackson and Jake Ellis all also provided some momentous viewing.

In some good news for reality romance fans, Channel 10 has confirmed The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will both return next year.

The Masked Singer, Australian Survivor and Gogglebox will also be making a comeback.