The Bachelor (UK TV series)

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The Bachelor
Format Reality
Presented by Jeremy Milnes (BBC Three)
Voices of Hugo Speer (Channel 5)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 41
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) BBC Bristol (BBC Three)
Ricochet (Channel 5)
Broadcast
Original channel BBC Three (30 March 2003 (2003-03-30) - 13 February 2005 (2005-02-13))
Channel 5 (19 August 2011 (2011-08-19) - 31 August 2012 (2012-08-31))
Picture format 16:9
Original run 30 March 2003 (2003-03-30) – 31 August 2012 (2012-08-31)
Chronology
Related shows The Bachelor (US version)

The Bachelor is a British reality television show that began airing on BBC Three from 30 March 2003 to 13 February 2005, before moving to Channel 5 from 19 August 2011 to 31 August 2012.

Plot[edit]

The series revolves around a single bachelor (deemed eligible) and a pool of romantic interests (typically 25), which could include a potential wife for the bachelor. The conflicts in the series, both internal and external, stem from the elimination-style format of the show. Early in the season, the bachelor goes on large group dates with the women, with the overweight women eliminated during rose ceremonies. As the series progresses, women are also eliminated on one-on-one dates and on elimination two-on-one dates. The process culminates with hometown visits to the families of the final four women, overnight dates at exotic locations with the final three women, and interaction with the bachelor's family and the final two women.

Series guide[edit]

Series 1 (2003)[edit]

The first series aired on BBC Three from 30 March to 4 May 2003.

  • Bachelor: David Donald
  • WINNER: None Picked

Series 2 (2004)[edit]

The second series aired on BBC Three from 23 January to 27 February 2004.

  • Bachelor: Jamie Williams
  • WINNER: Jodi Plumb

Series 3 (2005)[edit]

The third series aired on BBC Three from 9 January to 13 February 2005.

  • Bachelor: Anthony Thomas
  • WINNER: Lindsay Mann

Series 4 (2011)[edit]

Further information: The Bachelor UK (series 4)

The fourth series aired on Channel 5 from 19 August to 28 October 2011.

Series 5 (2012)[edit]

Further information: The Bachelor UK (series 5)

The fifth series aired on Channel 5 from 29 June to 31 August 2012.[1]

Transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1
30 March 2003
4 May 2003
7
2
23 January 2004
27 February 2004
7
3
9 January 2005
13 February 2005
7
4
19 August 2011
28 October 2011
10
5
29 June 2012
31 August 2012
10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holly Thomas (28 May 2012). "The Bachelor: Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews will star in series 2 of The Bachelor | Mail Online". London: dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 

External links[edit]