Entertainment The Bachelorette 2019 finale: Fans slam the 'budget' episode as Angie Kent heads to Byron Bay instead of an overseas destination
Why Osher Gunsberg pulled out of filming Angie Kent's The Bachelorette finale
For the first time in The Bachelor and The Bachelorette history, Osher Gunsberg will not appear in the final episode. In the six years that franchise has run in Australia, the host has been there to coach the suitors and suitresses through their final moments before greeting both the winner and runners-up during decision time. In the six years that franchise has run in Australia, the host has been there to coach the suitors and suitresses through their final moments before greeting both the winner and runners-up during decision time.
Why Carlin didn't tell Angie he's an actor
Carlin’s motives for going on The Bachelorette Australia have been called into question since he first arrived at the mansion. But while the 30-year-old’s career as a model and actor hasn’t helped his case, he swears his intentions are genuine. Carlin's motives for going on The Bachelorette Australia have been called into question since he first arrived at the mansion. But while the 30-year-old's career as a model and actor hasn't helped his case, he swea "I didn't want to talk about acting and modelling, because I never wanted Angie to question my sincerity," Carlin tells TV WEEK.
But Angie Kent had to settle for a local destination for her last episode of The Bachelorette on Thursday night.
While she found her Prince Charming in Carlin Sterritt, the 29-year-old former Gogglebox star didn't get to travel overseas for her fairytale ending.
Instead, she settled for Byron Bay, a coastal NSW town that's just a 40-minute domestic flight from Sydney Airport.
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Dating can be an emotional whirlwind at the best of times. While five seasons of The Bachelorette Australia has viewers accustomed to the idea, the Bachelorette herself, Angie Kent, wants fans to keep in mind that it's no walk through the rose garden.
By contrast, this year's Bachelor, astrophysicist Matt Agnew, gave his final rose to Chelsie McLeod in South Africa.
Many viewers complained on Twitter that Angie had been given the short end of the stick, with some even saying this year was a 'budget season'.
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Several fans claimed the location was made worse by the fact Angie was only given 12 episodes, while Matt Agnew had 16 as The Bachelor.
'We were promised a full, great season and we get twelve episodes of highly edited crap,' one viewer tweeted.
'Here we are, the finale. The Bachelor got Africa, Angie gets old Byron Bay. Clearly the budget was tapped out. I feel like we, the viewers, got gypped.'
'Byron Bay for the finale? Cheap much,' one fan snapped on Twitter.
Another person took a swipe at Angie for saying during the episode that it was 'surreal' to have travelled all the way to Byron.
'It's surreal to be in Byron Bay? It's like a $150 flight out of Sydney,' they wrote.
Another bewildered fan tweeted: 'They really had no money for this season did they?'
Angie eventually chose Carlin Sterritt in the finale, telling him she had 'completely fallen in love with' him despite her earlier reservations about his acting career.
She left runner-up Timm Hanly heartbroken, telling him they couldn't be together even though he was her 'soulmate'.
Timm Hanly breaks his silence on The Bachelorette finale .
Timm Hanly opens up on his split from Angie Kent, following a heartbreaking finale of The Bachelorette Australia. Timm Hanly has opened up on his split from Angie Kent, following a heartbreaking finale The couple said their goodbyes in an emotional final episode, before Angie declared her love for winner Carlin Sterritt. In a final display of his affection for Angie, Timm spent their final moments comforting her, despite his own heartbreak. "I'm gutted, I just don't want to see you cry," he confessed to Angie, when she asked why he wasn't crying. "Be happy.