If you’ve been watching our Bachelor In Paradise stars battle it out for their second chance at love for the last few weeks, you’d be forgiven for thinking having an alcoholic drink in hand is a tropical island custom.
Mamamia Out Loud unpacked the reason why there’s so much drinking on reality TV below. Post continues after audio.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the spokesperson said Bachelor in Paradise Australia contestants were only allowed two drinks per hour, and only after midday and if they’d eaten breakfast that morning.
Just like most capital cities in the early hours of Sunday morning, single shots were also off limits and had to be mixed with a mixer. (So… no tequila shots then.)
“Duty of care for participants is taken very seriously with support provided throughout their whole experience,” the spokesperson said.
The publication also reported a psychologist was on hand 24 hours a day should any of the contestants want to talk, and that all contestants were provided with sunscreen (cc: Jarrod), insect repellent, hydra-lines, non-alcoholic drinks and food at all times.
Just a handful of times we’ve seen Bach contestants with drinks in their hands…