Speculation over Bachelorette re-casting
Updated: Could TEN dump Ali Oetjen in favour of Nikki Gogan?
There are media reports today suggesting TEN may switch from its previously-announced Bachelorette Ali Oetjen for Nikki Gogan (pictured above).
It follows a concerning fan reaction to the announcement of Oetjen (pictured below) as its upcoming star and recent reports in which US based Bachelor In Paradise beau Grant Kemp accused her of hooking up with one of his friends. TEN said there were 2 sides to the break-up and branded such reports “false and misleading”.
NW magazine now claims TEN have been feeling the pressure to reconsider their decision, holding crisis meetings before filming begins.
“There’s been a lot of backlash,” says the insider. “Before Grant’s story even came out, fans were already outraged, calling her boring. It’s a bit of a disaster!”
Casting is still underway in Sydney and no men have been selected yet to appear on the show.
“Agents are basically casting for two girls right now – just in case Nikki comes through,” claims the source.
Nikki Gogan was runner up in The Bachelor season 4, when Richie Strahan chose Alex Nation.
Updated: TEN has denied the report.