The Bachelor

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Brooke Blurton on the Bachelorette Australia backlash: ‘I was frustrated with the level of biphobia’
Reeling from the online hate that followed the finale, the show’s first Indigenous bisexual lead opens up about the anguish of losing her sister, finding love with Darvid Garayeli and why she’s ‘bloody proud’

Matilda Boseley

26, Nov, 2021 @10:08 PM

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Brooke Blurton’s Bachelorette Australia changed the conversation – and I’ve never talked more about being bisexual | Matilda Boseley
Having a queer Noongar-Yamatji woman as the star has normalised same-gender relationships – and started discussions around Indigenous history

Matilda Boseley

25, Nov, 2021 @11:18 PM

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Bachelorette Australia’s first Brooke Blurton episode is a triumph. I finally have my church back | Matilda Boseley
With its first bisexual and first Indigenous lead, the franchise may have saved itself – and its community

Matilda Boseley

21, Oct, 2021 @4:13 AM

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From The Block to The Bachelor, reality TV product placement has reached dizzying new lows
Subtlety is out and cringeworthy storyline integration is in for brands across Australian reality shows. But do viewers appreciate it?

Katy Hall

12, Oct, 2021 @3:34 AM

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It’s time for an Actually Gay season of The Bachelor already
But it should be honest and messy and authentic to queer dating, and not randomly add in a bunch of straight men for a ‘twist’

Harron Walker

15, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Reputation Rehab: can reality TV rescue public figures from a lifetime of cancellation?
From Nick Krygios to Abbie Chatfield, the ABC’s new show aims to give makeovers to those maligned by the public

Brigid Delaney

27, Oct, 2020 @4:30 PM

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The Bachelor Australia’s diversity problem will be its death knell. Just ask the magazine industry | Grace O'Neill
At a time when we’re desperately in need of frothy distractions, why can’t we get a fantasy we feel good about indulging in?

Grace O'Neill

08, Sep, 2020 @5:30 PM

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From Upright to Get Krack!n: the eight most memorable moments in Australian TV in 2019
Plus Deborah Mailman takes Total Control, Frayed shows a different side to 1980s Newcastle, and 60 Minutes outdoes itself on hyperbole

Steve Dow, Nathan Dunne, Steph Harmon, Gabriel Wilder, Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore, Stephanie Convery, Luke Buckmaster

28, Dec, 2019 @7:00 PM

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Gossip and grit: how the Shameless podcast became the voice of two generations
The celebrity-obsessed show for ‘smart women who like dumb stuff’ created by former Mamamia writers Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald is spinning a new chapter in pop culture

Nicole Haddow

20, Mar, 2019 @5:07 AM

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Osher Günsberg: the TV host on anxiety, dating and if there'll be a gay Bachelor
After years on reality TV helping contestants through vulnerable moments, The Bachelor host tells Brigid Delaney about his own experiences of opening up

Brigid Delaney

18, Feb, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Nick Cummins proved too sensitive for the nightmarish Bachelor | Eleanor Robertson
The Honey Badger is, by all appearances, honestly trying to process what it meant for him to be complicit in something he finds so repulsive

Eleanor Robertson

16, Oct, 2018 @11:31 PM

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A disappointing man is the Bachelor's shock ending? Well, this IS reality TV
After a painful eight weeks, Nick Cummins encapsulated how unsatisfying modern romance can be

Sinead Stubbins

05, Oct, 2018 @3:25 AM

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