Shock sexy BACH­E­LOR SPIN-OFF

FOR­MER CON­TES­TANTS WILL RE­TURN TO SCREENS FOR THE FIRST SEA­SON OF AUS­TRALIAN BACH­E­LOR IN PAR­ADISE CAST RE­VEALED

New Idea - - Star Shots -

They all left The Bach­e­lor or The

Bach­e­lorette with bro­ken hearts, but now the most mem­o­rable con­tes­tants from the pop­u­lar Chan­nel Ten shows will get a sec­ond shot at love.

New Idea can ex­clu­sively re­veal that a group of un­luck­yin-love for­mer con­tenders will travel to a ro­man­tic par­adise hop­ing to turn a po­ten­tial sum­mer fling into the real thing.

Over the course of the se­ries – which has been run­ning for four sea­sons in the US – crews will fol­low cast mem­bers in­clud­ing Nikki Go­gan, Keira Maguire and Sasha Miel­czarek as they ex­plore new re­la­tion­ships.

‘It is not known ex­actly how many other con­tes­tants have been ap­proached, but due to the lack of suc­cess in match­ing cou­ples there are a lot to choose from,’ an insider at Ten spills.

‘Pro­duc­ers are busy ne­go­ti­at­ing fees for the cast, as many of them be­lieve they are worth a lot more than has been bud­geted.’

Perth lo­cal Nikki, who was the run­ner-up on Richie Stra­han’s sea­son last year, was snapped film­ing a top-se­cret pro­mo­tion said to be for Bach­e­lor In Par­adise in Syd­ney last week.

‘They were film­ing on Palm Beach, the same place she was taken by he­li­copter to have a beach date with Richie Stra­han,’ the source says.

Con­tes­tants who may also join the cast include Zilda Wil­liams, Sarah-mae Louise Amey, Elora Murger, Leah Costa and Michael Turn­bull.

‘If Sarah-mae and Sasha both agree to go on the show that will create an in­ter­est­ing dy­namic and pos­si­ble sparks given the fall­out be­tween Sasha and Sam Frost, who re­mains good friends with Sarah-mae,’ the source ex­plains.

‘It is be­lieved Alex Na­tion was ap­proached but talks fell over due to her new re­la­tion­ship with Mae­gan Luxa.’

With Fiji tipped as the top lo­ca­tion for film­ing, the source con­firms Osher Guns­berg will host the new for­mat.

The news comes just months af­ter New Idea broke the news Keira and Sam John­ston were set to ap­pear on the US ver­sion of the show.

The vil­lain­ous pair were ul­ti­mately cut from the cast af­ter film­ing was shut down due to an al­leged sex­ual mis­con­duct scan­dal.

‘Pro­duc­ers are busy ne­go­ti­at­ing fees for the cast... as many be­lieve they are worth a lot more’

Nikki was snapped film­ing a pro­mo­tion for the new show in Syd­ney last week. Keira (right), Sasha (be­low) and SarahMae (bot­tom, with Sam Frost) have all been ap­proached by pro­duc­ers.

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