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Channel Ten has just confirmed The Bachelor has been indefinitely suspended.


The 2020 season of The Bachelor has been suspended indefinitely due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

Network 10 and Warner Brothers made a joint decision to halt production but plans to continue filming at a later date.

In a statement to Mamamia, Network 10 said that despite employing extra precautions on set, it was “no longer practical to continue with production”.

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“The health and safety of our participants and crew members is our number one priority. These are extremely difficult times for all Australians and for our industry, and the full extent of those difficulties will not be known for some time to come,” they said.

“Our decision to halt production was made after considering all available options. We will resume production when it is safe to do so.

“While this decision is disappointing, we remain committed to keeping our audiences entertained and connected in these challenging times. We are also committed to ensuring the television industry remains in as strong a shape as possible so we can continue to bring Australian viewers local content.”


This season was set to feature Australian Survivor: All Stars contestant, Locky Gilbert.

During his time on Australian Survivor: All Stars, Perth-based Gilbert also shared a rather close on-screen relationship with Brooke Jowett.

They were even nicknamed “king and queen” and “husband and wife” by their fellow contestants.


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Previously speaking to 10 Daily, the 30-year-old, adventure guide said he was hoping to find a “best friend” on the reality show.

“I’m pretty content with my life at the moment. I go on these crazy adventures, but I’d love someone to share the memories with,” he said.

“I’ve got best friends, but I want to find that one best friend that I can spend the rest of my life with. This is an amazing opportunity to hopefully find someone special at the end.”

At least we’ll still have Bachelor in Paradise to look forward to.

Now, will someone please check on Osher?

Feature image: Channel 10.