TV’s Bachelor boss loves casting crew
THE casting team for The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are the best dating app on the market, according to executive producer Stephen Tate.
Not only have they created long- term love matches in Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich and, more controversially, Blake Garvey and Louise Pillidge, but they hope to strike gold twice more in the coming months.
With Sam Wood’s season of The Bachelor hitting screens shortly, Tate says that the newcomer was, “pretty happy with our choices. In fact, we overdelivered”.
And as for The Bachelorette Sam Frost, the girl who was originally Garvey’s first choice?
“I’m very close with what’s happening at the moment,” says Tate of the process.
“And it’s all looking very encouraging.”
And the show’s leading men and women aren’t the only ones who have benefited from the team’s Midas touch.
Having worked hard to cast people at “the right time in their life” for love, many of the women who’d previously competed for a rose are now in successful relationships.
Last week, season one runner- up Ali Oetjen announced her engagement, joining a slew of others who found love matches post their time on the show.
“There are very few who are still single,” says Tate. “It’s a testament to the casting process that many of them go off and find love pretty quickly.”
“Plus it’s the best advertisement you can get as a single person. Can you think of any more powerful dating application than free- to- air television?”
Move over Tinder, The Bachelor has arrived.
New Bachelorette Sam Frost.
New Bachelor Sam Wood.