WATCH: First glimpse of The Bachelor starring Survivor’s Locky Gilbert

It’s been a longgggg time coming, but we’ve finally been given our first sneak peek into the much-anticipated new season of The Bachelor Australia.

The teaser for the popular dating show was conveniently unveiled during last night’s premiere of Bachelor In Paradise, but we don’t have time to go into that juicy one.

This year’s season of The Bachelor Australia, starring Locky Gilbert from Survivor, is going to be very interesting given the fact that filming was halted 3/4 of the way through due to the coronavirus crisis.

It forced producers to come up with innovative new ways to keep the show rolling, including virtual single and group dates… so it’s fair to say this season is going to be like nothing we have ever seen before.

The reality TV hunk was announced as the Bachelor back in March, not long before the country was locked down amid the pandemic.

“I’ve done a lot of things in my life – jumping off mountains, jumping from buildings, scuba diving through shipwrecks – but being The Bachelor is the craziest thing I’ve ever done,” Locky said in a statement overnight.

“I’m here to find love. I would love to get down on one knee at the end. I’m the kind of guy that would do it.”

Well you heard the man! Put your calls on hold, the drinks on ice and strap yourselves in.

This just may be The Bachelor Australia’s biggest season yet.

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WATCH: The shock moment Big Brother housemates are told about COVID-19

Could you imagine being one of the only people in the world not knowing about the COVID-19 pandemic?

Well, that’s exactly what happened to the housemates of this year’s Big Brother Australia series, who were placed into the Big Brother home before the country went into lockdown and were therefore oblivious to what was going on in the outside world.

However, we are about to see the exact moment the housemates learn about the pandemic for the first time ever, with Big Brother forced to break the news after it was revealed a crew member had come into contact with a positive case.

It threw the whole house into lockdown and the game was put on hold, until thankfully, the test results for the crew member came back negative and the show was allowed to resume.

“The test result for our Big Brother crew member believed to be exposed to COVID-19 has come back negative. We will resume filming Big Brother tomorrow and will continue to work within all Federal and State guidelines,” the show’s production company Endemol Shine said in a statement at the time.

In a teaser for this Sunday’s episode, one of the housemates can be heard telling the others “Guys there’s something going on… No cameras out the back, none of the cameras are following anywhere”.

Big Brother then summons everyone to the diary room where he makes the shock announcement.

You can see how it all unfolds in the promo below:

Official trailer released of Aretha Franklin biopic ‘Respect’

Just as we were beginning to think there’d be nothing exciting to look forward to at the cinemas this year, the first official trailer for ‘Respect’ is launched!

It’s the biographical drama about ‘Queen of Soul’ singer songwriter Aretha Franklin, much loved for her hit songs ‘Respect’, ‘Think’ and ‘I Say A Little Prayer’ amongst many, MANY others.

The film’s reportedly been in the works for quite some time, with Franklin herself involved in the planning up until her death in August, 2018.

Jennifer Hudson stars in the film as Aretha Franklin, supported by Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Queen Latifah and Tituss Burgess.

Mary J. Blige also stars in the biopic, due to be released in the United States on Christmas.

A world wide release is likely around mid-January next year.

But the first official trailer has launched overnight, and oh my gosh the end of 2020 cannot come quick enough.

HECK YES! We finally have an air date for Bachelor in Paradise

Hold onto your drinks Bachie fans, because Channel Ten is about to spill the long island iced tea on the upcoming new season of Bachelor in Paradise Australia.

Yessssss that’s right… Our weeknights are about to get a whole lot juicier, with the network today confirming the much-anticipated reality TV show is hitting our TV screens VERY soon.

Wednesday, July 15th at 7.30pm to be exact.

The show was due to air in March, but was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But you know what they say, all good things are worth the wait and heck, this looks like it’s going to be one hell of a show filled with all the drama and romance we need.

Five contestants were already confirmed back in March including lovable, long-haired larrikin Timm Hanly, the fabulously-British, bare-bottomed Ciarran Scott, and laser-focus Jamie Doran, who all appeared on Angie’s season of The Bachelorette last year.

Abbie Chatfield, who shot to fame as runner-up from Matt Agnew’s Bachelor season has also been locked in, along with Brittany Hockley from Nick Cummin’s season.

Just last week, romantic hopefuls Cassandra Momone, Helena Sauzier, Brittney Weldon and Mary Viturino were also confirmed to be heading to paradise for a second chance at love.

So stock up on the popcorn friends, because judging by a few of the teasers we’ve seen so far, we’re in for one heck of a ride!

Beloved Aussie TV show McLeod’s Daughters is getting a movie!

Start dusting off your boots and cowboy hats, because a McLeod’s Daughters movie is officially in the works!

The creator of the series, which was one of the most popular TV drama’s of the 2000’s, revealed the very exciting news in a post on social media.

“THE STORY CONTINUES. Yes – it really does. And I’m letting you know first,” writer Posie Graeme-Evans wrote alongside a photo of the iconic McLeod’s branding.

“We’re developing a feature film. It’s called “The McLeods of Drovers Run” and I started writing the story a couple of months ago.”

According to Posie, the McLeod’s Daughters spin-off movie is being made possible thanks to a recent Government grant.

“Today we heard that we’ve got backing from Screen Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government to write the very first stage of the movie. This is such a vote of confidence in McLeods,” she wrote.

Two star’s of the show, Bridie Carter and Simmone Mackinnon, who played much-loved characters Tess and Stevie in the series, also shared the post on their own instagram accounts.

It’s been 11 long years since the beloved country TV series came to an end, so as expected, the news sent fans into a frenzy.

“Best news ever!” one person wrote. While another commented “OMG I’m crying, this just made my day”.

 

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THE STORY CONTINUES. Yes – it really does. And I’m letting you know first. We’re developing a feature film. It’s called “The McLeods of Drovers Run” and I started writing the story a couple of months ago. TODAY we heard that we’ve got backing from Screen Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government to write the very first stage of the movie. This is such a vote of confidence in McLeods. And I promise, as we develop the story with the very talented screen writer Emma Jensen (“Mary Shelley” and the upcoming release, “I am Woman” – the Helen Reddy story) that I’ll keep you with us every step of the way. We’re just at the beginning, the very beginning, but we’re on our way. No promises but I have such a good feeling about this. Hope I’m right ? #mcleodsmovie #backinthesaddle #happy #screentasmania #onourway #justthebeginjng #breakthrough #emmajensen #transmissionfilms #elisearcher

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