Network 10 and Warner Bros. have decided to suspend production on the new season of The Bachelor featuring Locklan “Locky” Gilbert.
In a joint statement the companies said, “Although we have been employing extra precautions on set for some time, it is no longer practical to continue with production. The health and safety of our participants and crew members is our number one priority. These are extremely difficult times for all Australians and for our industry, and the full extent of those difficulties will not be known for some time to come.
“Our decision to halt production was made after considering all available options. We will resume production when it is safe to do so.
“While this decision is disappointing, we remain committed to keeping our audiences entertained and connected in these challenging times. We are also committed to ensuring the television industry remains in as strong a shape as possible so we can continue to bring Australian viewers local content.”
10 has completed production on Bachelor in Paradise but delayed its broadcast, possibly due to the loss of several reality shows.
Australian Survivor has been postponed while The Amazing Race Australia claims it will film in domestic destinations. Dancing with the Stars concludes on Sunday while MasterChef Australia continues with precautionary steps.
There is no announcement on plans for The Bachelorette as yet.