Season four of The Bachelor hasn’t yet hit our screens and already Channel 10 are recruiting for the next season of The Bachelorette.
And if their casting specifications are anything to go by, the upcoming season will be deviating from the traditional (and let’s face it, highly successful) Bachie formula. Well, kind of.
Channel 10 have put the call out for younger men keen to date an older woman. But if you’re expecting some Real Housewives of Melbourne style action, you’re going to be a bit disappointed.
An ad on Castasugar is seeking women aged 25-35 to apply for the role of Bachelorette. When it comes to finding the Bachelorette’s prospective suitors, Channel 10 are lowing the age range by two years, seeking gentlemen aged between 23-35.
"If you’re searching for that special someone and looking for love," the advertisement says, "then the next season of The Bachelorette is casting right now."
In past series, the matches have traditionally consisted of an older male and younger female. Sasha Mielczarek, 30, won the heart of 26-year-old Sam Frost on last year's season of The Bachelorette, and while filming season one of The Bachelor Tim Robards was four years older than his lady-love Anna Heinrich, who was 26 at the time.
It was clear very early on that Sam and Sash were going to hit it off (courtesy of Channel 10). Post continues after video...
The original casting advertisement for the upcoming season of The Bachelor requested applications for women aged 22- 35. But when it came to finding the Bachelor of their dreams, Channel 10 were after a man between 27-35 years old. It has since been revealed 30-year-old former Bachelorette contestant Richie Strahan will be the show's star.