Ali named as next Bachelorette

Former Bachelor contestant takes her third shot at finding love in Reality TV.

Former Bachelor contestant Ali Oetjen has been named as the next Bachelorette for TEN, in her third attempt to find love in Reality TV.

The 32-year-old South Australian first appeared when competing for the affections of Tim Robards, but was rejected in the penultimate rose ceremony.

She returned in Bachelor In Paradise but despite heading to the US to be with Grant Kemp, TEN says the distance proved to be a hurdle.

TEN Chief Content Officer, Beverly McGarvey, said: “We have all been captivated by Ali’s search for love and are delighted to welcome her back in the new season of The Bachelorette Australia.

“Warm, down-to-earth and honest, Ali is Australia’s sweetheart and we can’t wait to see the country’s most eligible bachelors compete to win her heart.”

Ali said: “I have had my heart broken, but I’ve picked myself up and I’m ready to put my heart on the line again. I’m absolutely thrilled to start this new adventure.

“I’m looking for a man who is light-hearted and kind, a genuine and down-to-earth man who will sweep me off my feet and love me for me. And I’m looking forward to offering that love back to him in return.”

14 Responses

  1. What no one at the Ten Network is talking about is that Bach in Par was a ratings disappointment. The genre is withering faster than Sophie Monk’s chances of ever finding true love!

    1. If you look at the ratings it had consistent numbers most nights, so it developed a loyal audience and ratings in the 600k’s isn’t bad for a channel 10 show these days.

      1. Also have to factor in the online VPM ratings. Bach in Paradise was miles ahead of This is Us – TEN’s only other regular show in their top shows (there is the occasional Neighbours). Also ahead of MKR & The Voice, and competitive with MAFS (although the linear broadcast has ended, it was still available online during the first few weeks of Bach in Paradise)

    1. Different strokes for different folks. My husband thinks Ali is absolutely amazing and while he doesn’t usually watch The Bachelorette he’s going to give her season a go. While I’m not quite as besotted, I do feel a little invested in her finding the right one. She seems to have a really open heart and gentle spirit.

  2. Nice girl, but its gonna be boring going by all the other appearances she made. They’ll need entertaining men, like for Georgia Loves series, but once the “characters” were gone the last few EPs were bland as Georgia didn’t have pulling power.

      1. Exactly. Channel Ten always find some quality men. There’s surely more prospects in the mansion than your local bar, and they’re not going to want to flash you like so many of the people on online dating websites! Not that you don’t look there too, but there’s no harm in widening the net.

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