The Bachelor UK Episode 6: “I’m In A World Of Pain Here”

Episode 6 of The Bachelor kicked off in a dramatic fashion, with everyone still reeling from the scandalous revelations of last week. Gavin is still trying to decide what to do with the two girls at the centre of the drama – Morgan and Carianne – so invites both on a date, to find out […]

Episode 6 of The Bachelor kicked off in a dramatic fashion, with everyone still reeling from the scandalous revelations of last week.

Gavin is still trying to decide what to do with the two girls at the centre of the drama – Morgan and Carianne – so invites both on a date, to find out once and for all where the truth lies.

And this is no normal date! Only one girl will be given a rose, keeping her in the competition, while the other will be sent home.

The girls set off to make pizza to eat with Gavin later – and see each other for the first time since Morgan accused Carianne of kissing a member of the film crew.

Can anybody say awkward? The poor chef teaching the girls how to knead dough must have wondered what on earth was going on, as the pair ignored one another, only to shoot a few evil glances across the table.

When they finally meet with Gavin, things get even more tense, as both sticks to her story like chewing-gum on a shoe. “I’m in a world of pain here” groans Gav, as it becomes clear he must now make a decision.

Except he doesn’t. Yep, Gavin bottles it – and decides to keep both girls in the competition, until he can “figure things out better.” – Oh and not one of the three even touched a slice of pizza – what a waste!

The rest of the girls have been feeling left out – as Gav’s attention has been well and truly taken up with Carianne-gate – and discontent begins to spread throughout the group when the news reaches them that Carianne has not been sent home.

So much so, that seeing both girls returning to the house is the final straw for Nikki! “You know what? I’m leaving” she says, after a heated row with Carianne. “He isn’t the man I thought he was.”

Who would have thought the only casualty of this whole thing would be Nikkie? She’ll definitely be missed.

The next ‘Gav Mail’ does nothing to relieve tensions, as it is revealed that Layla will be going on another solo date with Gavin – despite the fact many of the other girls are yet to have some alone time with the star.

Still, the date goes amazingly well, and it seems Layla is becoming a real front-runner in this competition! The pair take a romantic boat ride along the canals of Venice, and have a bit of a kiss. Actually – that’s an understatement, there is a LOT of kissing! Smitten much Gav?

Next, its finally the turn for the rest of the girls to go on a date!  So what will they be doing? A romantic dinner perhaps? A stroll under the stars? No – boot camp, with a former army officer. As you can imagine, there weren’t too many impressed faces!

Still, it did give them a chance to get hot and sweaty with the bachelor – April even lay on Gav’s back as he performed some pretty impressive press-ups! However it was Georgie who collected the rose guaranteeing her immunity – although not before she’d made sure that Gav knew how neglected they’d all been feeling!

And so finally, it was time for the all-important rose ceremony, and tensions were higher than ever. Morgan was saved, as was Carianne…. While Welsh Angharad was sent home, causing a lot of tears amongst the girls.

Oh Gav, you are causing some problems amongst those females!

We can’t wait for next week! ;)

The Bachelor UK Episode 5: “I found something out about you…something shocking”

Oh Em Geeee, this week’s episode of The Bachelor was a drama-filled extravaganza! With rumours and intrigue flying around, Gavin was led to question absolutely everything about a certain girl… but let’s start from the beginning! Gav and the girls jetted off to Italy for the second half of the competition, and celebrated with a […]

Oh Em Geeee, this week’s episode of The Bachelor was a drama-filled extravaganza! With rumours and intrigue flying around, Gavin was led to question absolutely everything about a certain girl… but let’s start from the beginning!

Gav and the girls jetted off to Italy for the second half of the competition, and celebrated with a masquerade ball.  “I feel like a princess” sighed Zivile, as the girls were laced into corsets, squished into white wigs, and given traditional venetian masks. Hmmm… didn’t look quite like Cinderella to us!

Earlier in the day, two of Gavin’s close friends had spoken to each of the girls individually, to give Gavin their take on his lovely ladies. Based on these ‘interviews’ they selected three girls who would dance with Gavin at the ball – April, Layla and Zivile.

Of course, ex-Strictly Come Dancing contestant Gavin was a whizz on the dance-floor, waltzing the girls around like a true professional! Sadly, the same couldn’t be said for Layla… “Oh Gosh Gavin, I’m awful!” she giggled.

While petite Layla may have impressed both Gavin and his mates so far– she had better watch out for blonde duo Morgan and Carianne – who channelled the ‘ugly sisters’ and spent the majority of the evening huddled in a corner, whispering and shooting furious glances at the chosen girls!

Morgan shouldn’t have worried though, as she was selected for the next date. A fishing trip. Yes, glamour model Morgan didn’t look too impressed either! She joined Angharad and Georgie for the fish-themed expedition, and became the fourth girl to steal a snog from the bachelor…steamy!

However, it soon became clear that the intimacy had left Morgan feeling guilty… and she revealed a shocking secret to Gavin! Apparently, best friend Carianne kissed a member of the film crew whilst in the South of France. As we said before, Oh Em Gee.

All hell broke loose, with a genuinely upset looking Gavin thrown in to complete confusion. After confronting Carianne (“I did not kiss him”) Gav was left with the old age dilemma, just who was telling the truth?

All this drama made for the most explosive pre-rose ceremony cocktail party to date! With Carianne exiled (aka sent to a hotel to await Gav’s decision) Mr. Henson wasted no time filling the rest of the girls in on the situation – who in turn were quick to tell him exactly what they thought of Carianne!

Finally! We’ve watched for week’s as the squeaky-voiced one spread venom and gossip around the house, only to appear nice as pie whenever Gavin was around. We have to admit, we may have done a little cheer when Zivile said: “I’ve never met such a two faced….bastard!” Ok, maybe not the exact words we would have chosen, but… go zivelle go!

Admist all this scandal, the rose ceremony almost paled into insignificance – but was still as tense as ever. Keshia and Nikki stared at Gavin with identical pleading expressions when they found themselves in the final two… only for Gavin to produce an extra rose, and keep all the remaining eight in the competition!

What does this mean? Will Carianne be sent home – or will Gavin believe her story, that Morgan is making the whole thing up? There’s only one way to find out… by tuning in next week! We know we will be.

The Bachelor UK Episode 4: ‘You’re not wearing that are you?’

After a week’s break (due to the football – ugh) The Bachelor returned to our screens on Friday night, and what a show it was! The episode kicked off with another ‘2 girls 1 rose ’ date  – which are always guaranteed to be great viewing! This time it was the turn of love-sick Carrie […]

After a week’s break (due to the football – ugh) The Bachelor returned to our screens on Friday night, and what a show it was!

The episode kicked off with another ‘2 girls 1 rose ’ date  – which are always guaranteed to be great viewing! This time it was the turn of love-sick Carrie and feisty Keshia, who set off on a camping expedition with Gavin – knowing that only one of them would be returning to the house.

Gav had the girls putting up tents and weeing in holes… hmm romantic! He did manage to squeeze in a chat under the stars with both though. Keshia calmed down and actually spoke to him like a normal person while Carrie managed to contain the crazy … but Gav still sent her home. Gutted doesn’t even cover it.

This meant that Keshia and Gav got to spend the night under the stars together… ooo alone, in a tent, all night? What did they get up to? They spooned, apparently.  Carianne seemed simultaneously overjoyed and horrified at this news. Overjoyed because ‘she was there first’ and horrified because ‘who would just spoon!?’ As for Keshia, she came over all giggly schoolgirl and refused to reveal any details!

A group date followed, which involved the girls stripping down to their underwear… again. Yes it wouldn’t be an episode of The Bachelor without some nudity! Under the guise of a ‘life-drawing class’ Gav had all the girls pose for each other, and channel their inner-artist. Ola’s winning sketch won her the chance to spend some one-on-one time with Gavin… drawing him naked! ‘I’m so jealous… he’s naked isn’t he? He’s so naked!’ squealed Nikki.

Next, it was Layla’s turn for a single date. But trouble was brewing. As she was preparing to meet Mr. Henson for their trip to St. Tropez, Carianne crossed the line no lady should ever cross: “You’re not wearing that are you?” she smirked. Meow! Cue big argument, which involved Layla getting changed multiple times. Seems the joke’s on Carianne anyway, as Gav seems smitten, and admitted he’s really falling for the pint-sized lass… just don’t tell the other girls!

Finally it was time for the fourth rose ceremony… and tension was even higher than normal, as Gavin revealed that the group will be jetting off to Italy next week! Who would be going home? Well, despite winning some private time with Gav in the life-drawing class, it was Ola who was sent packing. Sad times… but at least she got to see Gavin half-naked before leaving! Memories last forever Ola…

Just nine girls remain – who will win the heart of the bachelor?! We can’t wait until next week!

The Bachelor UK Episode 3: “I hate the fact I’m attracted to you”

The Bachelor continued on Channel 5 this weekend, and it started with a twist – Two girls, one rose. Yes, Carianne and Danielle went head-to-head at a wine-tasting session with Gav – while the girl who impressed him the most would receive a rose, the other would be sent home. Tense! Carianne did what she […]

The Bachelor continued on Channel 5 this weekend, and it started with a twist – Two girls, one rose. Yes, Carianne and Danielle went head-to-head at a wine-tasting session with Gav – while the girl who impressed him the most would receive a rose, the other would be sent home. Tense!

Carianne did what she does best, and got her claws out: “I think I’ve got the upper hand in looks and body.” She said. Perhaps, Carianne, but do you have the personality?

Danielle – who has been very quiet thus far – had an air of desperation. When she wasn’t talking nineteen to the dozen, or agreeing with everything Gavin said, she was slating her rivals in the competition. Come on Danielle, everyone knows you shouldn’t talk about other girls while on a date!

It seems Gavin agreed. Despite seeming a bit put off by Carianne’s statements about glamour modelling ( “What other job can you do where you work for an hour and get £500 pounds?” – Erm, we can think of one!) Gavin presented her with the single rose, and sent Danielle home.

Gav and Carianne then headed off for a romantic picnic – cue majorly cringe-worthy moment, as the squeaky blonde goes in for a kiss before Gav’s even opened the wine. Calm down girl! Still, she is the first girl to get a full-on snog from the bachelor, so she must be doing something right!

Back at the house Carrie is still rabbiting on about her “deep, deep feelings” to anyone who will listen, and it seems Scary Laura’s fallen under the charms of the bachelor too – “I really want to kiss him” she giggles. Better get in line, Laura!

A whole lot more is revealed in a steamy burlesque themed date. Gavin claims that he wants to get to know the quieter girls in the competition – “Confidence is such an attractive quality – this will show if they have it” he says. Yeah right! We know your game, Mr. Henson – you just want to see the girls in their underwear!

He gets his wish, as Layla, Georgie, Keshia, April, and Angharad get dolled up in revealing outfits and take to the stage – strutting their stuff in front of the bachelor – burlesque style!

We have to hand it to Gavin, he managed to keep it together in the face of all those boobs and bums, but did spend most of the time with his mouth hanging open! April in particular looked the picture of confidence – despite her self-esteem issues – and was rewarded with a rose, keeping her in the competition.

Things took a dramatic turn during the final date, as a revealing game of truth or dare – based on the spinning of a roulette wheel, had the girls confessing saucy secrets. All of the girls except Zivile, that is. Yes, Zivile still hasn’t got round to telling Gav she’s a virgin – and wasn’t about to do so in front of all her competition! That is one conversation we can’t wait to see.

Meanwhile, Nickie shakes her bum (it is a good bum) a cute welsh bartender serves everyone Welsh themed cocktails, and Laura tries – and fails – to appear normal. “I hate the fact I’m attracted to you.” Gav tells her. Ahhh, just what every girl wants to hear!

As the rose ceremony draws closer, there’s another shock twist – remember the cute welsh bartender from the ‘Truth or Dare’ date? Well, it turns out he’s actually Jamie – Gav’s best friend from school! Uh-oh, those ladies better watch out, every girl knows the real way to a man’s heart is through his friends.

Jamie gatecrashes the pre-rose ceremony cocktail party, and interrogates the girls – before filling Gavin in on what he’s found out. Mainly that Carrie is slightly unhinged, and Laura is ‘misunderstood’. Will Gav take his comments on board?

Cue the tensest rose ceremony yet, with Carrie and Laura left as the final two… Carrie looks close to breakdown, but she needn’t worry – she gets the last rose and it’s Laura that is sent home.

Poor Laura. Well, at least she’ll leave with her dignity right? Wrong. She flips Gavin the bird as she storms off the set, and leaves Gavin in no doubt that he’s made the right decision.

So, there’s just 11 girls left in the competition, and things are hotting up! Make sure you tune in on Friday for all the latest Bachelor action. Just who will win Gav’s heart?

‘The Bachelor’ UK Episode 2: “I’m deeply in love with him already”

Episode 2 of The Bachelor aired on Friday night – as 25 girls continue on the ‘quest of a lifetime’ to snare Gavin Henson as a life partner. They’ve got just 10 weeks to win his heart, so the competition is on! Things got off to a flying start, with eight of the girls taking […]

Episode 2 of The Bachelor aired on Friday night – as 25 girls continue on the ‘quest of a lifetime’ to snare Gavin Henson as a life partner. They’ve got just 10 weeks to win his heart, so the competition is on!

Things got off to a flying start, with eight of the girls taking on a zip-wire suspended over a terrifying drop, that had even Gavin admitting he was scared. In fact, Gav revealed that he doesn’t like heights at all – ‘I sometimes get an urge to jump’ he admitted. We don’t blame him – some of the girls on the show would have us hurling ourselves off the nearest cliff too.

Ok, so there are some genuinely nice women in the competition. Leila – who got to ride the zip-wire with Gavin and clung to him a little tighter than was needed (well you would, wouldn’t you?) – seems sweet, as does Nikki, who revealed to Gavin that she has a 2-year-old son, and got a rose keeping her in the competition for her efforts.

However a majority of the girls range from bunny-boiler to scary to just plain bitchy! Alleyah and Carrie are shown having a conversation that would probably have Gav running back to Wales as fast as his permatanned legs could carry him, had he heard it.

While Carrie admitted she’s ‘deeply in love’ with the rugby star (she’s known him for THREE days!) Alleyah breathlessly told the cameras that she wants him to be her ‘baby daddy’. Girls! Get a grip!

As for Carianne – you know, the one who sounds like she’s inhaled a roomful of helium balloons – well, she just doesn’t have a nice word to say. “I’ve nicknamed Ola ‘Ogre’ and Leila ‘troll’” she sniggered. What does that make you then Carianne? Hamster?

The next date was a beachwear photoshoot – which was basically an excuse for six of the girls to get half naked and drape themselves over Gavin. While stroking his impressive abs. Laura did nothing to contradict her ‘terrifying pyscho’ image, as she tied Gav to a chair and posed over him with a whip.

The rest of the girls took a more ‘traditional’ route, taking turns in welding themselves to Gavin’s side and pulling pouty poses – while the others glared from the sidelines.

The big news of this episode is that we witnessed not one, but TWO first kisses, as Georgie and Nikki got up close and personal with Mr. Henson… Ok, so they were more pecks on the lips than full on snogs, but if this is only the second episode – who knows what’s in store for the rest of the series!

Finally it was time to say goodbye to Alleyah and Vicky, who failed to connect with The Bachelor. Looks like Alleyah hasn’t found her ‘baby daddy’ just yet then! Who do you think will win Gavin’s heart? Keep tuning in every Friday on Channel 5 to find out. We know we will! xxx

Gavin ‘The Bachelor’ Henson meets the girls! (Episode 1)

Friday night saw the launch of Channel 5 spectacular The Bachelor, starring rugby player and ex-fiancée of Charlotte Church, Gavin Henson. “I’m so excited to have been cast as The Bachelor, as I really feel the time is right for me to find a girl to hopefully spend the rest of my life with,” said […]

Friday night saw the launch of Channel 5 spectacular The Bachelor, starring rugby player and ex-fiancée of Charlotte Church, Gavin Henson.

“I’m so excited to have been cast as The Bachelor, as I really feel the time is right for me to find a girl to hopefully spend the rest of my life with,” said Gavin.

Well, he’s certainly got a lot of choice! Gav was introduced to 25 ball gown clad ladies – each of them clearly desperate to make a lasting first impression.They copped a feel of his ‘guns’, had a cheeky squeeze of his bum, and babbled at such a speed that poor Gav seemed to be struggling to catch up!

And then came Laura. Ah Laura, who seems to think the way to a man’s heart is by forcing him to carry you up a flight of stairs.

“I’m not coming up those stairs unless you carry me. Carry me or I’m going home” demanded raven-haired Laura. Two minutes of cringe-making TV followed, as Gavin dithered, stammered, tried to make a stand…and then gave in, hoisting the singleton in to his arms.

We have a feeling that Laura is going to make brilliant television, but part of us can’t help but wish he’d just turned around and said: “off you go then, go home” – the look on her face would have been priceless! We’re pretty sure she would have scrambled up those stairs sharpish too – on her own two feet.

With so many girls and only one object of affection, there was always going to be bitching, and we weren’t disappointed. “I’m prettier than all of them” whined squeaky-voiced Carianne – and looked ready to hit something when it turned out Gavin didn’t agree, giving his first rose of the show to Blue singer Simon Webb’s ex-girlfriend instead.

Gavin presented roses to the 15 girls he wanted to stay in the competition, leaving ten devastated hopefuls to pack their bags. A pair of blonde twins were two of the girls sent home, and admitted that their choice to miss out on a one-to-one ‘speed-dating’ session with Gavin -because they didn’t have enough time to get ready – was probably a ‘mistake’ – well duh!

Overall we think Gavin did well in the face of so many beautiful girls – although he did seem just a tiny bit awkward – we’re pretty sure most of the guys we know would be seriously intimidated by such a situation!

What did you think? We can’t wait for this week’s show, which contains lap dancing, a dominatrix style performance from scary Laura and much more backstabbing amongst the ladies. Brilliant!