The show has been confirmed for a second season to air in 2019 and details are still pretty few and far between so far. Well that is except for reports former contestant-turned-Bachelor Richie Strahan and ex girlfriend Alex Nation have BOTH been cast.
Mum-of-one Alex won Richie’s heart in the 2016 series of The Bachelor, beating out fan favourite Nikki Gogan for the final rose, but the couple went their separate ways in 2017.
Alex went on to date (and reportedly become engaged to) Maegan Luxa but they have since split.
At the time, Richie spoke of his heartbreak over the split.
“The months leading up to it were the most difficult, crazy and confusing times I’ve been put through,” he told New Idea. “Having something wonderful dissolve the way it did was heartbreaking, but at the same time, there was a lot of relief that the emotional roller-coaster was finally over.”
“I guess the brightest spark can fizzle fast. We made some bad choices back in June and our relationship really struggled to recover for months after. It didn’t matter how much effort I put into it – sometimes these things are destined to fail.”
Reports suggested the pair struggled with the long-distance relationship, with Alex based in Victoria and Richie hailing from WA.
According to New Idea producers had wanted the pair for season 1 but the timing wasn’t right, but with both parties currently single this time it could be perfect.
“Richie and Alex are not meant to know that the other person has been confirmed for the series,” a source told the magazine. “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.”
According to a source the chances of a reunion between the pair are very slim as they have a “number of unresolved issues.”
“This is going to be television gold, the sort of stuff reality TV makers wet themselves over,” they added.