Bachelor stars say Ten’s decision to postpone airdate has killed the franchise


Why The Bachelors is doomed to fail: Laura Byrne and Brittany Hockley say Channel 10’s decision to postpone the airdate has killed the franchise

Former Bachelor stars Laura Byrne and Brittany Hockley have revealed why Channel 10’s decision to postpone the launch of the new season has killed the franchise.

The network bumped The Bachelors to early 2023 to make room in this year’s schedule for The Real Love Boat, which ended up flopping in the ratings.

Laura told Yahoo Lifestyle the decision was odd given that Channel 10 had started to roll out publicity for the show months ago.

Why The Bachelors is doomed to fail: Laura Byrne and Brittany Hockley (pictured) have claimed Channel 10’s decision to postpone the airdate has killed the franchise

‘If they weren’t going to show it until next year, then I don’t think they should have done all the pre-promotion, which obviously wasn’t a well-thought out thing,’ she said.

‘It just really, really makes any successful relationships that have come off the back of that show so challenging for them to actually work out.’

Brittany also agreed, saying it would be ‘almost impossible’ for any relationships to develop with such a long delay between filming and the show airing.

‘They’ve to keep it a secret and long distance is hard, but doing long distance, which is completely a secret as a Bachelor couple, is incredibly hard because you cannot see each other and you can’t just sneak over to each other’s houses,’ she said.

The network bumped The Bachelors to early 2023 to make room in this year's schedule for The Real Love Boat, which ended up flopping in the ratings. (Pictured from left: new Bachelors Felix Von Hofe, Jed McIntosh and Thomas Malucelli)

The network bumped The Bachelors to early 2023 to make room in this year’s schedule for The Real Love Boat, which ended up flopping in the ratings. (Pictured from left: new Bachelors Felix Von Hofe, Jed McIntosh and Thomas Malucelli)

Last month, Daily Mail Australia exclusively revealed Channel 10’s decision to delay The Bachelors until next year to focus on The Real Love Boat.

Contestants will be now able to access their social media accounts after they were taken off them by the network ahead of the show going to air.

New Bachelors Felix Von Hofe, Jed McIntosh and Thomas Malucelli have also been given permission to return to social media posting with new guidelines.

Laura (pictured) told Yahoo Lifestyle the decision was odd given that Channel 10 had started to roll out publicity for the show months ago

Laura (pictured) told Yahoo Lifestyle the decision was odd given that Channel 10 had started to roll out publicity for the show months ago 

Daily Mail Australia understands several of the contestants vying for Felix, Thomas and Jed’s hearts aren’t happy with the show being held over until the New Year.

‘The show was filmed four months ago and the cast weren’t able to return to social media until three months after the final air date,’ they said.

‘Some of them were hoping to be bona fide influencers by now.’

Brittany (pictured) also agreed, admitting it will be 'almost impossible' for any relationships to develop from the show

Brittany (pictured) also agreed, admitting it will be ‘almost impossible’ for any relationships to develop from the show

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