Ali Oetjen was announced as Australia’s next Bachelorette at the end of April, but one week later and we were all hearing about her hectic break up with Bachelor In Paradise contestant Grant Kemp.
While Ali didn't respond to the accusations, Channel Ten came out and said that the claims were “false” and “misleading”, and that “there are two sides to the story of why they broke up.”
HOWEVER, now there’s speculation that Channel Ten are going to replace Ali on The Bachelorette with another former Bachelor contestant.
A show insider reportedly told NW “there’s been a lot of backlash” around the network choosing Ali.
“Before Grant’s story even came out, fans were already outraged, calling her boring,” the insider said. “It’s a bit of a disaster!”
So who the hell would replace Ali? Well, remember the beloved Nikki Gogan???
A source said to NW, “Agents are basically casting for two girls right now – just in case Nikki comes through.”
Nikki was dumped by Richie Strahan on The Bachelor, and back in November 2016 (just after her season had ended), people were obsessed with her, so an executive producer on The Bachelorette wanted Nikki as a front runner for the role.
However, as we all know, the 2017 Bachelorette ended up being Sophie Monk.
When Nikki was asked about the show in 2017, she suggested she had chosen her career as a real estate agent over reality TV.
“There were no hard feelings or missing out,” she said when Channel Ten announced that Sophie Monk would be the Bachelorette.
“I look forward to the day that I’m recognised for my career rather than a TV show. That was a small period of time.”
Well, looks like she's changed her mind!