Bachelor Australia 2020 suspended – the tribe has spoken
Locky Gilbert’s season of Bachelor Australia didn’t find an immunity idol with the tribal council deciding to suspend production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, releasing a statement on March 26th.
Network 10 and Warner Bros. have decided to suspend production of the new season of The Bachelor Australia.
Although we have been employing extra precautions on set for some time, it is no longer practical to continue with production. The health and safety of our participants and crew members is our number one priority. These are extremely difficult times for all Australians and for our industry, and the full extent of those difficulties will not be known for some time to come.
Our decision to halt production was made after considering all available options. We will resume production when it is safe to do so.
While this decision is disappointing, we remain committed to keeping our audiences entertained and connected in these challenging times. We are also committed to ensuring the television industry remains in as strong a shape as possible so we can continue to bring Australian viewers local content.Network 10
With production halted mid-way through the season it remains to be seen how the rest of the season’s production will play out.
That makes 2 seasons in limbo, with Clare Crawley’s Bachelorette USA Season 15 suspended almost as soon as it was announced.
As The Bachelorette New Zealand Season 1 draws to a close, The Bachelor South Africa Season 2 will soon be the sole survivor carrying us through to Bachelor In Paradise Australia Season 3 and new spinoff Bachelor Presents: Listen To Your Heart.
Bachelor Presents: Listen To Your Heart premieres April 13th (North American EST).