Richie Strahan and Alex Nation have BOTH been cast in Bachelor In Paradise
2016 called and it wants it’s DRAMA back!
Former Bachelor Richie Strahan and his season’s winner, now-ex-girlfriend Alex Nation, have both been cast in the forthcoming season of Bachelor In Paradise.
This is TOO MUCH.
Richie’s season divided the country as he chose the amorous Alex over girl-next-door Nikki Gogan - making Richie and Alex Australia’s most hated couple post-finale.
The relationship lasted a year - with Alex then starting a relationship with Maegan Luxa, who she met playing football.
New Idea report that production company Warner Bros. and Channel Ten were “working for months” to convince Richie and Alex to appear on the island love series, which starts filming in November.
“Producers wanted these old lovers to join them in Fiji last year, but the timing was all wrong.
“Alex’s relationship with Maegan Luxa was in full swing and they had just moved into a Mornington Peninsula home with Alex’s son Elijah.”
“Richie was heartbroken and certainly not ready to sign up to yet another reality TV show so soon after being publicly dumped just months earlier.”
The magazine reports that the pair finally agreed after being offered “significant appearance fees”.
This casting bombshell is bound to send heads rolling at Bachie HQ - apparently Richie and Alex weren’t supposed to know each other were cast.
“This was meant to have a big element of surprise attached to it.
“Richie and Alex are not meant to know that the other person has been confirmed for the series. They were literally going to rock up for shooting and find each other on the set...you can only imagine how that was going to play out."
Apparently the pair have “number of unresolved issues” and their relationship is “tense”:
“This is going to be television gold, the sort of stuff reality TV makers wet themselves over.”
Alex is also rumoured to be considering offers to be the next Bachelorette after Ali Oetjen - possibly helming the bisexual Bachelorette series that’s been whispered about. New Idea say she has been shortlisted with two other women - one of whom is said to be Keira Maguire.