New Idea - - Star Shots -

While its been con­firmed that pro­duc­tion is due to start for Bach­e­lor In Par­adise, it seems TV execs are hav­ing prob­lems cast­ing the re­al­ity spin-off.

With many fan favourites, in­clud­ing Richie Stra­han, Alex Na­tion, Heather Malt­man and Tara Pavlovic, all turn­ing down lu­cra­tive of­fers, pro­duc­ers have been left scram­bling.

‘Most have said no to it,’ the source spills. ‘Some have al­ready found love and oth­ers have had enough of the spot­light or were an­noyed by the way they were por­trayed. It’s ac­tu­ally caus­ing real prob­lems.’

It’s not just high-pro­file for­mer con­tes­tants turn­ing their back on fame, with Blake Gar­vey, David Witko, Jen Hawke and Leah Costa also re­fus­ing to sign up.

‘They are now re­ally wor­ried it’s go­ing to be a bit bor­ing to watch as most of the in­ter­est­ing peo­ple are out.’

For­mer foot­baller Michael Turn­bull, sales­per­son Jake El­lis and fire­fighter Cameron Cran­ley have all agreed to ap­pear. But so far only Florence Alexan­dra Sophia, Si­mone Ormesher and Keira Maguire have of­fered to join them.

The Queens­land beauty has been linked to a num­ber of re­al­ity stars.

Cam is keen for an­other stint but Jen and Tara have re­port­edly turned down TV of­fers.

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