EXCLUSIVE: Producers are scouting Aussie Bachelor in Paradise stars for the American version of the show… including Rachael Gouvignon, Alex Nation and Paddy Colliar
The second season of Australia’s Bachelor in Paradise only just finished, but some of the show’s breakout stars could be back on TV soon.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal that producers behind The Bachelor franchise in America are considering casting some Aussie talent for the show’s upcoming sixth season.
A handful of names are already being thrown around, with Rachael Gouvignon and Alex Nation at the top of the list.
Coming to America? Producers behind the American Bachelor franchise are looking to cast stars from the Australian version of Bachelor in Paradise. (Pictured: Alex Nation)
‘Bachelor in Paradise is far more extreme in the US than Australia, so producers are only interested in people who are outgoing and dramatic,’ an insider revealed.
‘Rachael is crazy and emotional so she could really spice things up,’ the source continued.
‘Plus, she’s been on the show three times now so she’s knows what’s expected and how to deliver on camera.’
‘Rachael is crazy and emotional so she could really spice things up!’ Rachael Gouvignon (pictured) and Alex Nation are the main names being considered for the show
Alex’s bisexuality is reportedly a big selling point for producers, who believe that the single mother could bring something fresh to the American franchise.
‘She’s gorgeous and she forms connections with a lot of people in a short amount of time, both men and women,’ the insider said of Alex.
‘Her sexuality will bring some much needed diversity to the show, which is something fans have been clamoring for.’
‘She’s gorgeous!’ Alex’s bisexuality is reportedly a big selling point for producers, who believe that the single mother could bring something fresh to the American franchise
Paddy Colliar, James Trethewie and Brittney Weldon are also being considered.
‘Paddy and Brittney are hilarious and would fit right in with the American version, which is a lot funnier and more tongue-in-cheek.
‘James could be good but he’s more reserved than the others, so producers need to find him an American match who is genuine about finding love to make it worthwhile.’
Comedic relief? Brittney Weldon (pictured) has also made the list thanks to her hilarious antics on Bachelor in Paradise this year
Producers are only looking at Bachelor stars that are currently single, leaving some regretting going public with their relationships.
‘So many people went public with new relationships recently and I know they must be kicking themselves right now!’ a Bachelor source revealed.
This isn’t the first time that Aussies have been cast for the American Bachelor franchise.
Bring the boys out! Producers are also keen on Paddy Colliar and James Trethewie for the show
Producers first toyed with the idea back in 2016 for the third season, before Keira Maguire was officially cast as an intruder for the fourth season.
However, right before flying to Mexico to start filming, a sexual incident between cast members Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson resulted in production being halted – leading to Keira’s role being canceled.
The Bachelor spin-off Winter Games went on to cast a number of international participants last year, including Australia’s own Tiffany Scanlon and Courtney Dober.
Not the first time! Aussie Bachelor villain Keira Maguire (pictured) was cast for season four of Bachelor in Paradise, but her role was axed at the last minute