WITH the names Telv, Sarah, Dean and Davina fresh in the minds of Married at First Sight fans, Perth Bachelor in Paradise Australia contestant Eden Schwencke has thrown down the reality television gauntlet saying the spin-off series of The Bachelor and Bachelorette will be better than the Nine Network’s rating juggernaut.
Schwencke, who made his television debut as Sophie Monk’s break dancing-tracksuit wearing eligible bachelor, said fans of the love-fest show where ‘bachie rejects’ got a second chance at love, could expect a lot of drama and entertainment.
Two days in ‘paradise’, AKA Fiji, has seen plenty of drama along with the departures of Perth contestant Brett Moore, following the discovery of his outside girlfriend (former Bachelor contestant Stephanie Boulton) and favourite Davey Lloyd who was involved in a love triangle with Jake Ellis and Florence Alexandra.
“Yeah it’s been a crazy few days,” Schwencke said.
“Jake is a person I identified with and everyone makes decisions that people don’t necessarily agree with but it’s decisions that come from a good place.
“There’s a lot of drama – it’s really entertaining and there will be a few feathers ruffled.
“You can expect the unexpected but it’s an amazing season and an amazing ride for all of us and we are happy that people are able to join us on this journey.”
The 34-year-old FIFO worker/music producer who has already paired up with Nina Rolleston from Sam Wood’s season (2015), said the format of Paradise was what appealed to him most.
“I think the concept behind Bachelor in Paradise was quite appealing to me,” he said.
“ In The Bachelorette you have one woman to show your affection towards but you don’t really get to show what you can bring to the table.
“With this there’s a lot more people involved and a lot more opportunities to show who I am and can connect with.”
Although describing Monk as a wonderful woman, Schwencke said Rolleston was much more his type both physically and mentally.
“For me what attracted me to Nina was her confidence and her belief in herself and the way she carried herself,” he said.
“I was drawn to her straight away and I wanted to get to know her and after one conversation we really connected.
“There was laughter and we connected on another level straight away, if that makes sense.”
But as for whether Rolleston is “the one” or if he has finally found love Schwencke said viewers would have to wait and see.
“It’s been a great ride and I will say this – if I was in a relationship and if I wasn’t in a relationship I would always be seeking love if that makes sense – we will leave it at that.”
Bachelor In Paradise Australia continues Monday at 7.30pm on Ten.