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We're calling it: Abbie Chatfield absolutely needs to be Australia's next Bachelorette.

Bring back the Gemini Queen.

Abbie Chatfield was always going to be the best part of Bachelor in Paradise

Abbie, 25, is the vivacious feminist who was viciously bullied online last year when she competed for Matt Agnew's heart on The Bachelor, only to be dumped on a rock in Africa on the last day. 

Watch: Mamamia recaps the all-time top five moments from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette Australia. Post continues after video. 


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Internet trolls, and her fellow contestants in the mansion, despised Abbie's sexual confidence. 

But for all the haters, there were just as many passionate admirers who are now left saddened by her premature departure from Bachelor In Paradise this past week. 

As disappointing as it was to watch Abbie not receive a rose at the first BIP rose ceremony, it also reminds us of what we said from the start: Abbie Chatfield needs to be Australia's next Bachelorette, as a matter of national importance. 

*clears throat* Ahem

The Bachelorette involves one woman dating as many as 25 men at once as the person decides who is the best partner for them. It's a highly coveted role, obviously

Abbie, a woman who partly uses her platform to unashamedly talk about the importance of sexual health and confidence, would be a refreshing and energising force for the show. 

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Plus, she's not afraid to call out the double standards. In a recent interview with Mamamiashe called out the hypocrisy displayed by her castmates and in their perception, and reception, of Ciarran. 

"It's ridiculous, Ciarran got with three women which he should be allowed to do, it's a dating show. He can do what he wants, and we had no emotional connection. He hadn't kissed Cass, and he liked Jess, he can do what he wants. But I should also be able to like one guy and be able to kiss him and not be shamed for it by the other women and Australia.

"Timm and Britt had a lovely romantic bath, does she get sl*t-shamed? No? Why is that?"

It's the kind of honesty and conviction the Australian television landscape needs. Drama that isn't contrived, but rather brought about by a woman on a feminist mission. 

And look, I'm not the only one who is ready to see the return of Abbie Chatfield to our screens. There are clearly thousands of others...

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So, what exactly does Abbie think of all this?

Speaking to Whothe podcast host explained, "I would do The Bachelorette because I think it works really well and there are some really good success stories from it. I think it would be fun but I think I need a year or two off. I’m only 25 - I think the right age for it would be late twenties."

Abbie Chatfield for Australian Bachelorette 2023? We love it. 

Oshie, Channel 10, etc. You know what to do. I, humbly, rest my case. 

Feature image: Channel 10.


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