An exotic location, a fancy ball gown and lots of pacing back and forth. It can only mean one thing: The Bachelorette finale.
On Thursday night, we’ll watch bachelorette Angie Kent make her choice between her final two Carlin and Timm, deciding which of the men she wants to have marriage and babies with within precisely two to five years, thank you very much.
There’s (allegedly) no Honey Badger repeat this year, so as we watch former Gogglebox star Angie break the heart of one man (please don’t be Timm) and tell the other she loves him… well, there’s cameramen running around, producers giving orders and lots and lots of waiting around.
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You see, filming The Bachelorette finale is no easy feat. It’d probably be a bit easier if they didn’t insist on whisking the final two away to an unnecessary corner of the world, but alas Osher must need to use up the budget he did not get to spend on bizarre games.
Speaking to The Quicky, season two runner up Lisa Hyde, who filmed The Bachelor finale in South Africa, said the location brought some added challenges to filming.
“Waking up on that final morning, I actually had an allergic reaction. I had swollen eyes so they had to postpone to another two days. It wasn’t really good at all, because you’d do anything for love but I really didn’t want to be on TV with big swollen eyes,” she said.
What makes this experience even weirder is the fact that Lisa was surrounded by crew members who already knew the outcome of the show. But they couldn’t tell her.
“When I did get to the final 24 hours it’s a really weird feeling because you just don’t know what’s going to happen. You kind of feel a little bit lost, I think, and no one around you can tell you what’s going to happen. You’re either setting yourself up to spend the rest of your life with someone, or not.”
“Everyone else knows the outcome and you don’t, and so you try to get hints from people and try to find out different things. Obviously the crew can’t say anything, but one crew member from my season, she said ‘You’ll be okay if he doesn’t choose you’.”