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wannabefree Fri 19-Aug-11 22:42:47

This has started tonight and is on NOW.

Gavin Henson is The Bachelor, and 25 girls have to compete for his affections.

He's gorgeous!

horationelson Sat 20-Aug-11 07:56:58

I forgot it was on. How was it? I used to think he was a bit of a prat but warmed to him when he was on Strictly.

wannabefree Sat 20-Aug-11 17:22:05

It was quite good.

The girls were all really happy when they found out he was the bachelor.

Seems like a nice guy.

There's one really crazy girl who looks like posh spice who will be interesting to watch. The first time she met him she made him carry her. " Carry me, or I'm getting back in this car and going home!" He hesitated and there was a stand-off until he eventually gave in and carried her! shock

onelily Mon 22-Aug-11 11:52:32

wow, seems like an awesome episode, will surely catch up

DialMforMummy Sat 27-Aug-11 09:20:13

Well I saw the second episode last night. I thought it was cringe worthy.
He does not look like he has much personality and my god the girls seem so dumb!

Gastonladybird Sat 03-Sep-11 20:50:46

Am watching this on sky plus Through my fingers . Two questions :

1. Why would any woman go on this? How desperate (and for what? Fame? A man?) do you have to be

2. Wtf is gavin Henson doing- talk about pissing talent up the wall

plipplops Sat 03-Sep-11 21:53:17

We watched an american series called Rock Of Love, with some rock star (can't remember his name) doing the same thing. He was so up his own ass, asking the girls if they could love him as "he didn't want a rock of like, he wanted a rock of love" (priceless. What a twat). The girl that eventually won went to her final date, told him she didn't have any underwear on, he went "show me", so she did. Funnily enough don't think they're still together. This series is so similar I wonder if it's the same production team. Missed the first 2 but watched episode 3 - I didn't realise they didn't know who the bachelor was when they applied. Makes it a bit more sad (if that's possible).

I think the girls are probably either gold diggers or desperate for fame (a lot of models on there), or sad and lonely (particularly the one who left tonight who was hoping the show would renew her faith in men (sigh), or the one who went on a date with Gavin, snogged his face off and the 'felt used' the next day day when he went out with some other girls?

I suppose Gavin Henson hasn't got a playing career left, they've probably offered him a HUGE pile of money and not that many people will watch it anyway?

kerstina Sun 04-Sep-11 13:18:55

I was never a fan of Gavin Henson did not find him remotely attractive and use to get sick of seeing his face in the papers until I saw him on Strictly and then I totally reversed my opinion of him. He is gorgeous ,charming ,confident in quiet way, thoughtful and has a lovely twinkle in his eye. Only seen one episode of the Bachelor so far but am looking forward to the rest.smile

CalamityKate Mon 26-Sep-11 14:42:54

Am developing an embarrassing crush on GH. Never rated him before but he's rather nice, isn't he??

Can't ever imagine being so desperate that I'd agree to go on a telly programme fighting to win a bloke though hmm

That Carianne is a nasty, nasty piece of work. She managed to come across quite sweet to start with, what with the blonde hair and Joe Pasquale voice, but now every time I see her sulky, petulant little face I want to slap her silly. Can't understand why she's still in it, after snogging that bloke.

Denied everything - yet immediately said, when G told her he wanted to speak to her about something - "I knew this would come up". FFS Gav, if she's innocent, WHAT WAS SHE WORRIED WAS GOING TO COME UP? And she mentioned the kiss before he did. If him or his advisors had any IQ at all they'd know she was guilty as sin!

vmcd28 Tue 27-Sep-11 23:21:42

she's a nutjob.
Altho, like all of these reality shows, she'll be in it as long as possible, just to keep the viewers interested - even if GH has no interest in her at all.

Roseflower Fri 30-Sep-11 16:55:02

I will, with great shame, admit to watching this too!

I think Carrie Ann is awful too- very insecure and silly.

Was atcually a bit dissapointed Laura (the crazeee one with black hair) left as she certainly livened things up!

Its good the red-haired girl lost the rose. She was scary, but in a non-entertaining way.

Is it just me or does GH look like a really awful kisser? It makes me cringe, I cant watch the kissing scences.

jennymac Fri 30-Sep-11 23:38:36

I agree. Always looks like he is jumping on the girls and they are not too willing but kind of have to go along with it because they are on tv and have signed up for it. I feel a bit sorry for them in the kissing scenes!

vmcd28 Sat 01-Oct-11 09:57:59

I keep getting irked at this programme! ! So...carrie ann is getting hauled over the coals for possibly kissing some bloke, yet Gavin snogs each and every one of the girls AND has feelings for them all!! I can't bear carrie ann, but the double standards drives me mad! I'm glad they confronted him last night cos it was ridiculous how he just didn't consider the feelings of the other girls at all when he decided to not get rid of Carrie ann or Morgan.

Pinkchampagne Sat 01-Oct-11 12:53:10

I was thinking the exact same thing, vmcd28, about the double standards. Didn't see last nights episode due to falling asleep after drinking maybe a glass too much of wine!blush Did I miss much?

GenevieveHawkings Sat 01-Oct-11 22:21:02

I admit to my eternal shame that I am watching this too but find it so toe-curlingly cringeworthy that I have to "watch" from behind a cushion. It's all so horribly staged and he's soooo wooden it makes me feel embarrassed for them.

There are no flies on him though - he could easily have picked up the sort of girl he's clearly for at any Essex nightclub. So much better to get paid £££££s for choosing one from a parade that TV executives have hand picked for him and have a nice holiday into the bargain though. wink

Whoever ends up with him is welcome to him. He seems like jolly hard work. As my mum would say "lights are no but no one's home".

vmcd28 Sat 01-Oct-11 22:45:45

Pinkchampagne, Gavin decided to go on a date with carrieanne and morgan, purely to get to the bottom of what happened, but they both just argued and cried. So he decided that he didn't know who to believe, and therefore couldn't get rid of either, and said they could both stay.
When the 2 girls got back to the villa and told the other girls, they were all really pissed off, cos gavin hadn't been man enough to "do what he's supposed to do".
Niki from blackpool (who I thought would win) decided that, because of this, he wasn't the man she thought he was, and decided to go back home. She wrote "Gav" a letter explaining this. Gav didn't really seem very bothered when he read it, oddly.
The 4 other girls went on a group date with him, and basically said they couldn't believe he had kept carrieann in the competition, when she was clearly a cow. He gave the rose to thingy - the cruise ship singer.
He explained to the girls that he had feelings for both carrieanne and Morgan, and "once he'd let someone in, he couldn't just let them go", hahahahahahahahaha.
They all said, "oh cool, thanks for explaining. All is fine again. We still all want to go out with you."
He then gave everyone a rose, except Angharad. She said, "thank god I'm going home now, and I don't have to snog him, he's so fucking boring " or something similar.
The end.

CalamityKate Sun 02-Oct-11 09:49:28

I simply don't understand why he doesn't just ask the bloke she is meant to have kissed, what happened. Wasn't he part of the film crew or something? It can't be that difficult to get to the bottom of!

vmcd28 Sun 02-Oct-11 11:00:24

I don't understand why he didn't get rid of her before all this - she's horrendous! !

grumpypants Sun 02-Oct-11 11:05:29

I don't think he actually wants to get to the bottom of it, calamity - would be a v short episode!
Its so terrible!

GenevieveHawkings Mon 03-Oct-11 20:06:42

I think the absolutely dire and utterly devoid of personality Gav thoroughly deserves the absolutely dreadful Carrie-Ann.

They're both so utterly vacuous, dense and shallow - if you added their brain cells together you still wouldn't be in double figures.

I really hope he picks her in the end. At least then I won't have watched it for nothing!

pumpupthevolume Tue 04-Oct-11 22:20:26

vmcd love your summary!

It's all turned into a big pile of steaming tosh. Why didn't the cruise ship singer fling the rose back in his face when he decided that they were not going to do the spa thing after all? That was the only reason she accepted it...

Poor Gav looks completely out of his depth, and is blindly doiing whatever he's told to by the producers. He seems to be doing the "joey from Friends" confused look all the time!

I'm hooked, but ashamed of myself for watching.

pumpupthevolume Tue 04-Oct-11 22:23:20

I think it's going to be Layla in the end. She's playing him perfectly, and he's hooked. Don't think she actually likes him, though, but she wants to win.

Pinkchampagne Tue 04-Oct-11 23:05:33

Thanks for the summary, vmcd. It is tosh, isn't it? Every week I wonder why I have just wasted an hour of my life watching it, but no doubt I will be watching again on Friday!

HugeGrant Wed 05-Oct-11 13:20:21

I've never been keen on him after this incident.

Oh its absolute rubbish this programme, but I can't stop myself from watching it...

grumpypants Wed 05-Oct-11 14:33:49

Can't get how he is so confused, surely by now you would know who you fancied? Rock of love so much better (brett michaels)

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