The Bachelorette: contestants forced to rideshare to mansion to meet Brooke Blurton

Budget Bachelorette? Brooke Blurton’s suitors are forced to rideshare to the mansion – after Jimmy Nicholson’s season of The Bachelor tanked in the ratings


It appears Channel 10 is on a tight budget when it comes to The Bachelorette.

During Wednesday night’s premiere episode, Brooke Blurton’s contestants were forced to rideshare to the mansion in limousines.

Fans couldn’t help but notice an editing fail which saw another contestant scoot over to the car window as Carissa Croft made her way towards Brooke.

Budget Bachelorette? Brooke Blurton’s suitors were forced to rideshare to the mansion on Wednesday night’s premiere – after Jimmy Nicholson’s season of The Bachelor tanked in the ratings. Pictured, Brooke Blurton

Moments later, Kurt Herzog and Taje Fowler were seen arriving for their red carpet introductions with Brooke in the same limo.

While it may be common for contestants to travel together on the franchise, suitors have never been spotted sharing limos before – until now. 

It comes after Jimmy Nicholson’s season of The Bachelor recorded the lowest ratings in the franchise’s eight-year history.

The dating show had its lowest-ever premiere ratings in July, with just 482,000 metro viewers tuning in to meet Jimmy. 

Did you notice it? Fans couldn't help but notice an editing fail which saw another contestant scoot over to the car window as Carissa Croft made her way towards Brooke

Did you notice it? Fans couldn’t help but notice an editing fail which saw another contestant scoot over to the car window as Carissa Croft made her way towards Brooke

Who knew? While it may be common for contestants to travel together on the franchise, suitors have never been spotted sharing limos before - until now

Who knew? While it may be common for contestants to travel together on the franchise, suitors have never been spotted sharing limos before – until now

Need a lift? Moments later, Kurt Herzog and Taje Fowler were seen arriving for their red carpet introductions with Brooke in the same limo

Need a lift? Moments later, Kurt Herzog and Taje Fowler were seen arriving for their red carpet introductions with Brooke in the same limo

This number collapsed to a new record low of 360,000 a week later, following the start of the Tokyo Olympics on Seven.

But despite the reality TV franchise’s declining viewership, Channel 10 confirmed that The Bachelor and The Bachelorette would both be returning next year.

It was announced that both shows would air in 2022 during the network’s upfronts on Tuesday, while Osher Günsberg was also confirmed to return as host. 

Lucky you! Returning contestant Jamie-Lee Dayz appeared to be riding solo

Lucky you! Returning contestant Jamie-Lee Dayz appeared to be riding solo

‘We redefined dating shows with The Bachelorette Australia this year, and it’s set to be even better next season as we head to a major moment for this landmark franchise,’ Günsberg said in a statement.

Next year’s season of The Bachelor will also mark the show’s tenth anniversary. 

The Bachelorette continues Thursday at 7.30pm on Channel 10

Stay tuned: The Bachelorette continues Thursday at 7.30pm on Channel 10

Stay tuned: The Bachelorette continues Thursday at 7.30pm on Channel 10 

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