So, something bloody wonderful has happened in reality TV land.
Yep, that’s TWO groups of people much more attractive than us
fighting it out looking for love on some tropical islands that we’ll probably never visit.
So, what’s actually the difference between the two shows, I hear you ask? And why do we need two of ’em? (Because they’re trash. Glorious, glorious trash).
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Well, basically one will involve a whole bunch of ex-bachelor/bachelorette rejects and one will, erm, involve a bunch of randoms… hot randoms… who definitely don’t want a career in the media (wink wink, nudge nudge).
Bachelor in Paradise is a spin-off of the USA’s Bachelor spin-off show (yep, that’s a lot of spin-offs) and it’s everything rose-themed dreams are made of.
The premise of Bachelor In Paradise is simple – put a whole group of rejected Bachelor/Bachelorette contestants on a tropical island and watch the
drama sparks of love fly.
In each episode the bachie hopefuls will go on dates with each other and “explore their feelings” and then each week all the
losers contestants who aren’t coupled up will be sent home.
But never fear, even more bachie rejects will be sent to the island throughout the series as “intruders” to make sure
the drama never stops everyone has a chance at finding love.
Love Island is kind of the same thing but with randoms who haven’t already been on a reality TV show.
The show is basically the British version of Bachelor in Paradise – so it’s kind of like The Bachelor meets Geordie Shore meets Ex on the Beach meets eating a kebab at 2am while simultaneously peeing your pants a little.
The contestants also couple up and uncoupled/unloved contestants are sent home intermittently throughout the series.
And because it’s a British show they also complete a bunch of – quiet frankly – problematic challenges each episode for the chance to win… something?