The Bachelor (Australia season 1)

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The Bachelor (Australia season 1)
Country of origin Australia
No. of episodes 13
Release
Original network Network Ten
Original release 8 September (2013-09-08) – 20 November 2013 (2013-11-20)
Season chronology
Next →
Season 2
List of The Bachelor episodes

The first season of The Bachelor Australia premiered on 8 September 2013.[1] The season features Tim Robards, a 30-year-old Sydney based chiropractor, originally from Newcastle,[2] courting 25 women.

Contestants[edit]

Anna Heinrich, first winner

The season began with 25 contestants.[3]

Name Age Hometown Occupation Eliminated
Anna Heinrich[4] 26 Goulburn, New South Wales Lawyer Winner
Rochelle Emmanuel-Smith[4] 27 Perth, Western Australia Model Runner Up
Ali Oetjen 27 Adelaide, South Australia Real Estate Agent Episode 12
Danielle Sanby 24 Melbourne, Victoria Events Coordinator Episode 11
Katherine Schmidhofer 33 Sydney, New South Wales Child Psychologist Episode 10
Natalie Sady 34 Melbourne, Victoria Model Episode 9
Sarah Amey 22 Gold Coast, Queensland Florist
Penny Palman 35 Melbourne, Victoria Fitness Instructor Episode 8
Emily See-Winder 30 Sydney, New South Wales Brand Strategist Episode 7
Belle 29 Melbourne, Victoria Finance Manager Episode 6
Ashlee Crabbe 25 Perth, Western Australia PR Consultant
Alana Gray 29 Melbourne, Victoria Flight Attendant
Laura Clemesha 24 Sydney, New South Wales Customer Relations Episode 5
Stacey Lindall 28 Melbourne, Victoria Flight Attendant
Bianca Martin 31 Melbourne, Victoria Fitness Model Episode 4
Judy Kuo 28 Sydney, New South Wales Doctor Episode 3
Sherri Mathieson 29 Gold Coast, Queensland Make-Up Artist
Amy 24 Melbourne, Victoria Accountant Episode 2
Elizabeth McMahon 34 Gold Coast, Queensland Fashion Stylist
Emma Rose 25 Brisbane, Queensland Events Director Episode 2 (Quit)
Debra 32 Melbourne, Victoria Cosmetic Clinic Director Episode 1
Erin 24 Brisbane, Queensland Emergency Nurse
Jody Heidke 33 Gold Coast, Queensland Pre-School Teacher
Joelene Booth 23 Sydney, New South Wales Hair Stylist
Nikki Quinlan 23 Coolum Beach, Queensland Professional Skateboarder

Call-out order[edit]

Tim's call-out order
No. Bachelorettes Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1 Laura Judy Sarah Anna Ali Katherine Natalie Danielle Anna Rochelle Anna Ali Rochelle Anna
2 Emma Sarah Danielle Penny Penny Rochelle Anna Sarah Ali Ali Danielle Anna Anna Rochelle
3 Sarah Emily Ali Natalie Sarah Emily Danielle Rochelle Sarah Anna Ali Rochelle Ali
4 Danielle Emma Anna Ali Natalie Anna Sarah Ali Rochelle Katherine Rochelle Danielle
5 Ali Danielle Stacey Alana Anna Ali Rochelle Anna Danielle Danielle Katherine
6 Erin Rochelle Rochelle Danielle Katherine Penny Katherine Katherine Katherine Natalie
Sarah
7 Katherine Ali Katherine Belle Laura Sarah Penny Natalie Natalie
8 Amy Alana Bianca Bianca Belle Danielle Ali Penny Penny
9 Alana Anna Belle Laura Alana Natalie Emily Emily
10 Penny Belle Laura Rochelle Ashlee Alana Alana
Ashlee
Belle
11 Emily Ashlee Penny Sarah Emily Ashlee
12 Nikki Katherine Emily Ashlee Danielle Belle
13 Rochelle Sherri Natalie Stacey Stacey Stacey
14 Belle Stacey Sherri Katherine Rochelle Laura
15 Jody Elizabeth Ashlee Emily Bianca
16 Debra Natalie Alana Judy
Sherri
17 Bianca Amy Judy
18 Elizabeth Penny Amy
Elizabeth
19 Sherri Bianca
20 Ashlee Laura
Emma
21 Natalie Debra
Erin
Jody
Jolene
Nikki
22 Anna
23 Jolene
24 Judy
25 Stacey
     The contestant received a first impression rose.
     The contestant received a rose during a date
     The contestant was eliminated on a date.
     The contestant was eliminated.
     The contestant quit the competition.
     The contestant won the competition.

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1[edit]

Original airdate: 8 September 2013[5]

First impression roses: With some one on one time in the garden at the Cocktail Party, Judy won the first ever The Bachelor Australia rose followed by Sarah, Emily and Emma.

Rose ceremony: Debra, Erin, Jody, Jolene and Nikki are eliminated.

Episode 2[edit]

Original airdate: 9 September 2013[6]

One-on-one date: Sarah was whisked away by private jet to go horse riding on the beach, at Byron Bay, New South Wales, one of Australia's most beautiful coastal towns, for the first single date of the series. Sarah received the first rose.

Group date: Ali, Anna, Ashlee, Bianca, Danielle, Elizabeth, Emma, Katherine, Laura, Rochelle, Sherri and Stacey are invited on the group date. The group of girls go on a date with Tim to an elaborate photo shoot for a national magazine. With period costume, hair and make-up, it's a glamorous affair that has the girls looking their best. Danielle received a rose for the group date. Emma withdrew from the show before the Rose Ceremony took place.

Rose ceremony: Amy and Elizabeth are eliminated.

Episode 3[edit]

Original airdate: 15 September 2013[7]

One-on-one date: Tim surprised Anna with a helicopter ride over the Blue Mountains, NSW, where they had a picnic on top of the scenic skyway. Anna received the first rose.

Group date: Alana, Ashlee, Danielle, Emily, Judy, Natalie, Rochelle and Sarah are invited to go sand boarding on the dunes on the group date. Emily won the sand dune race and the prize was riding on a camel with Tim.

Rose ceremony: Judy and Sherri are eliminated.

Episode 4[edit]

Original airdate: 18 September 2013[8]

One-on-one date: Ali was taken for a lap around Sydney's Motor Sport Park, Eastern Creek. Ali received the first rose.

Group date: Alana, Belle, Bianca, Danielle, Katherine, Laura, Natalie, Penny, Rochelle and Stacey are invited on a group date of Dodgeball. Penny won a rose on the group date.

Rose ceremony: Bianca is eliminated.

Episode 5[edit]

Original airdate: 25 September 2013[9]

Group date: With 14 girls remaining, 5 of the Bachelorettes are taken on a Group Date - an old Tall Ship just on the outskirts of Sydney Harbour. Sarah, Belle, Emily, Katherine, Danielle were invited on this date. Sarah had a cuddle at the wheel with Tim. After some lessons on navigation and dropping the sail, they all spotted a Whale swimming close by. Later in the day, they all jumped into the sea for a swim and Tim selected Katherine for a date back at his Pad and a home cooked meal of Lamb roast. Katherine received a rose.

Pure fantasy date: Tim had a double date with Laura and Rochelle. The girls were taken to Darling Hotel overlooking Sydney Harbour where they got dressed up in evening gowns and awaited Tim who took them to a jewelry store wherein they were given the run of the store and were lent a piece of their choice for the evening. Both girls chose earrings. The next venue was Curzon Hall for a romantic dinner but the atmosphere was awkward. Towards the end of the dinner, Tim took Laura out to the rotunda in the garden in hope of getting to know her better, but there was no spark and she again, didn't open up. After escorting her back and bringing Rochelle outside, Rochelle had an open heart discussion with Tim. Tim chose to eliminate Laura. Tim then surprised Rochelle with a gift of diamond stud earrings and a rose.

Rose ceremony: Stacey is eliminated.

Episode 6[edit]

Original airdate: 2 October 2013[10]

Group date: All of the remaining 12 girls were invited on a farm day at Calmsley Hill Farm at Abbotsbury, 40 km west of Sydney. Tim stated he wanted to see who embraced the simple life with a view into knowing a little more about his future partner. From the group, Tim took Dani to feed new born lambs and Sarah to feed a calf. Later, a challenge was set to herd sheep into a pen and Anna won the challenge. This gave them some time apart from the group and they shared a kiss they then talked of how they missed each other in the last few weeks since their one on one date. Tim told Anna he felt a connection with her. Towards the late afternoon, Tim told the girls he had a surprise set for the evening - a traditional barn dance. At nights' end, he thanked the girls for a great day and handed an envelope over which was a one on one date invitation and Natalie was selected.

One-on-one date: Tim and Natalie went rock climbing in the Blue Mountains. After a tricky steep climb up, they enjoyed the vast views from atop and then Tim took Natalie into the Jenolan Caves where they shared some conversation and wine in the quiet solitude surrounded by lots of candles, which set a romantic mood. However, Natalie intimated she was looking more for a mate long term, rather than marriage. She also asked Tim to guess how old she was. As she was the oldest of the bachelorettes she asked if that bothered him. He gave Natalie a rose.

Cocktail party: A small group ambush was being formed by Alana to hijack anyone that Tim took down into the garden, for a one on one chat. He selected Ashlee who became heavy-handed asking what his intentions were and he was uncomfortable explaining he had to share what time he had with all of the girls. She felt she was wasting her time, waiting to go on a date with him. Alana, Belle and Danielle with a reluctant Rochelle trailing behind, broke up their conversation and cornered Tim at the pool bar, badgering him for more consistency with personal time and one on one dating in order to 'get to know each other better.'

Rose ceremony: With 11 girls and 8 roses to give out - 3 were to go home! Anna, Danielle, Sarah, Rochelle, Katherine, Penny, Ali and Emily received Roses. Belle, Ashlee and Alana were eliminated. Alana whispered to Tim that Rochelle was the girl for him, Belle saying that either Rochelle or Anna was his girl as they each kissed him goodbye.

Episode 7[edit]

Original airdate: 9 October 2013[11]

One-on-one date: "Indulge all your senses" invitation arrived and Danielle was Tim's one on one date. They were whisked away by sea plane to Berowra Waters Inn by the Hawkesbury River and indulged in a four course meal. Dani received a rose at the end of their date and they shared a kiss. In a cut-away scene, he said he wasn't sure what made her tick.

It was noted by the rest of the girls back at the house that Dani was in every group date and discussed they all agreed she was a mean girl - putting on a facade when Tim was around and was different when she was just with the other bachelorettes. Penny was hoping her turn for a one on one date would appear soon as she felt she was being overlooked.

Group date: Whilst Tim was away on his date, an invitation arrived for the group date. Sarah, Ali, Emily, Rochelle and Penny were chosen to meet up with Tim at the Australian Guide Dogs training centre. Each were given a puppy to 'train' and play with. First up, they were taken into the kennels to do a poop-scoop which Rochelle balked at. Tim then asked Ali to attend another chore which was to wash 2 puppies and Ali and Tim enjoyed a little time alone catching-up.

Tim was wondering who in the group was the most nurturing, comforting and loving with the puppies and chose Sarah as the most natural with those qualities - her prize from the group date was an evening alone in a pocket of bushland where they lit an open fire and toasted marshmallows.

The next morning, Tim arrived at the house unannounced to surprise the girls who had just woken and were mingling in the kitchen in their PJ's and onesies. He wanted to cook them a hot breakfast, and wondered who was the most comfortable in their own skin sans make-up 'au naturel' .

Rose ceremony: With only 6 roses to give out to the remaining 7 contestants, Tim handed roses to Rochelle, Ali, Anna, Katherine and Natalie. With the final rose left, Tim excused himself momentarily then returned, asking Emily to accompany him outside wherein he explained he didn't think they had a connection and that she had a wall up. He also said he didn't want her to stand on the staircase alone and that it was her time to go. Thus Emily was eliminated and Tim returned giving Penny the final rose.

Episode 8[edit]

Original airdate: 16 October 2013[12]

Group date: All the girls were flown interstate from Sydney to Broome, Western Australia. From Perth, the capital of Western Australia, Broome is 2229 km (1385 miles.) They flew by private plane to the Crown Jewel of the Broome Coast, to Eco Beach a beautiful and rugged part of the Kimberley region of north Western Australia. They arrived to meet with Tim who was seen from the beach, standing on a Catamaran, the Karma IV a 70' luxurious catamaran, waving at them. Natalie, chose not the join the group as she had a phobia about boats. Tim, loving his outdoor sport and adventures was keen to see who shared his love of the water. Penny grabbed an opportunity to rub Tim down with sun screen much to Sarah's annoyance. Sarah said she 'shuts down' on group dates and remained moody. Anna stated she was on fire and after jumping in the sea, the current was strong and she started to drift away, so Tim jumped in and went in for the rescue. He said, it was a smart move on her behalf if it was a ploy to get a bit of 1 on 1 time with him.

On the speed boat back to the beach, Rochelle spotted Tim caressing Anna's hand on the rail discreetly and made comment that Anna and Tim had a strong bond and that she needs to step it up.

Natalie appeared and joined them but not all the girls were pleased to see her.

Tim then announced he can only take one girl on a date and he chose Penny. They sat by a campfire and shared wine and conversation, Penny telling Tim about her divorce and how she was looking for love and she told him she was falling in love with him. Tim didn't feel there was a spark between them and felt conflicted. He didn't want to lead Penny on. He felt there was more of a friendship that they shared.

One-on-one date: "Catch it if you can" invitation arrived back at the resort and Anna was chosen for a one on one date. The next morning Tim and Anna headed off on a 4WD driving the expanse of the isolated beach and met with a guide who was going to show them how to catch mud crabs in the mangroves. Later Tim and Anna ventured on to a picnic on the beach and shared some intimate discussions about their feelings for each other. Tim was impressed that Anna was not needy for love after she stated that at 26 years old, she's never had a boyfriend. In a cut away scene he stated he had a huge crush on Anna and loved her playful energy and that he felt, he was falling for Anna after experiencing giddiness and butterflies. Anna received a rose.

Rose ceremony: Back at the cocktail party before the Rose Ceremony was to take place, Tim took Sarah aside and she had a small altercation with Tim privately about not feeling comfortable on group dates and hence why she gets reserved and that she felt uncomfortable seeing him with the other girls. Tim felt worldliness and maturity was stronger with some girls in the group. Back inside, the mood was mellow as all the girls were feeling insecure about Tim.

Tim asked Rochelle to go for a walk and told her he felt he had a connection with her. The roses were then handed out, to Ali, Sarah, Rochelle, Danielle, Katherine and Natalie. Penny was eliminated.

Episode 9[edit]

Original airdate: 23 October 2013[13]

As this episode opened with seven girls remaining, they are still having their week in Broome. Tim said he is in his head a lot but feels he has to now start thinking with his heart. The scene opens with the girls swimming in the sea and were called to the beach to read the new invitation, which Katherine read out. Rochelle stated she hadn't had a one-on-one date as yet. Sarah said she was hoping for a second date so they could spend more time with Tim on a one on one.

One-on-one date: Rochelle was chosen for "Are You Ready to come out of your Shell" date. As Tim drove Rochelle along a bumpy bush gravel road towards her surprise, they arrived to see a boat waiting for them to go pearl fishing. As they were heading for the precise spot along the river, Tim was delighting in seeing different layers emerge from Rochelle during their conversation.

Tim found a shell that he handed to Rochelle who then pulled out a natural pearl which was hers to keep. Tim and Rochelle headed back to the Resort for champagne in the evening gardens then went for an intimate spa. Rochelle received a Rose.

Group date: Back at Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa the girls were having a casual game of tennis when another invitation arrived. Anna read out the invitation themed 'Fly to Sea - Two from Three'. Sarah Ali and Dani were invited. There were gasps all round - someone is going home! The girls were flown out in a helicopter to the awaiting catamaran 'Great Escape' which had a landing pad on it. There was much excitement and screaming inside the cabin but the girls felt trepidation as one wasn't coming back. When they landed and greeted Tim who was awaiting their arrival, they said it felt like they were in a James Bond film. Dani stated she was glad she was with Ali and Sarah as she didn't care for their feelings and hoped she wasn't going home.

The date had the girls jumping from a rope that was rigged up to swing them out like a pendulum wherein they had to let go once they were out far enough. Sarah went first and did a flop, followed by Ali and then Dani. Ali decided to have another go but once she was out the rope started to spin her wildly and she fell hard on the water, injuring her knee. After being bought on board by the crew, she was in shock and it was decided to get the helicopter to pick her up to take her to the hospital. Tim was worried that Ali might not be able to continue in the show. He said he was upset and felt she was perfect because she was so positive even after the accident and suffering in pain.

Sarah and Dani were worried it would be one of them to go home as Tim wouldn't send Ali home under those conditions. However, the date was abandoned and they returned to the Resort.

Natalie said Sarah needs to grow up before she gets married and be in a relationship (Sarah is 22).

The girls were chatting waiting for Tim's arrival and were surprised at Sarah's lack of sympathy about Tim taking Ali to the hospital and staying by her side. It was unknown if Ali would be present at the Rose Ceremony. Tim said Ali being in hospital had a massive impact on him and all he could think about, was Ali.

Rose ceremony: In the garden, the mood was flat, awaiting news of Ali and which two were being sent home. Tim walked in and said he felt the tension. They asked after Ali and he said she was doing well. Suddenly, Ali appeared hobbling on crutches.

Tim only had four roses to give out to the remaining six girls and in order, Ali, Anna, Katherine and Dani received the roses. Natalie and Sarah were eliminated.

Episode 10[edit]

Original airdate: 30 October 2013[14]

This week's episode informs that Tim must choose which four out of the five remaining contestants, he will choose to go on hometown dates with. The contestants are mingling on the balcony with their morning coffee, an invitation arrives for a 'one on one date' and Katherine was selected for the "Journey from the Past into the Future" date. Dani speculated that it could be a visit to a museum.

One-on-one date: A limo pulled up and we see Tim and Katherine head off to a surprise date. Tim is concerned about Katherine as she is still quite reserved but he wanted to know if the feelings and great night they previously shared back at his place, could be rekindled. They finally arrived in the dark of night to a paddock - Tim covers Kath's eyes and walks her to a machine and tells her to pull the lever whereupon a Fun Fair amusement park lit up. After going on various rides and making fairy floss, they made their way to some hay bales to have champagne and to talk. Although a rose was tantalizingly sitting beside them, Tim elected not to give Katherine the rose as he didn't want to get swept up on the date and make a rash decision. Katherine returned to the house with two stuffed animals but no rose, much to the remaining contestant's quiet delight.

Group date: The group date saw Ali, Danielle, Anna and Rochelle being taken to an Art Gallery to get their interpretation on a few pieces of art. They were then requested to go upstairs to the VIP Gallery for a surprise. Tim escorted Anna up first where they were met with a display of her childhood memorabilia. Ali, Dani then Rochelle were escorted up separately with Tim and they each talked about fond moments and memories as presented in the display.

Cocktail party: The atmosphere was intense as the girls waited for Tim to arrive. Upon his arrival he decided to take personal time out in the garden for a chat first with Ali, then Katherine and finally Rochelle - wanting to clear a few more questions he had.

Rose ceremony: Tim gave the first rose to Anna, then Danielle, Ali and finally the 4th rose, to Rochelle. Katherine was eliminated.

Episode 11[edit]

Original airdate: 6 November 2013[15]

This week's episode - Meet the Families.

First stop was Goulburn, Anna's hometown. Anna was quite nervous as she had never bought a boyfriend home to meet her parents before. When Tim arrived in town, Anna showed him some of the township and revisited her primary school. Tim said he felt scared upon learning Anna's dad was a lawyer and being cross examined. Anna also told Tim unfortunately her two sisters couldn't be there, as they both lived overseas, however, after coming home and introducing Tim to her mum, there were squeals of joy as her two sisters appeared in a wonderful surprise. After Anna's father arrived, he gave Tim a bit of a gruelling session, then stated to the camera that he was impressed with Tim and found him personable and genuine. Tim said he felt very comfortable with the whole family.

Next was a visit to Perth, Western Australia - to meet Rochelle's parents. When Tim arrived, Rochelle and he went off for a game of mini-golf and a cold beer at the Waterfront. Afterwards they headed off home to meet with Rochelle's parents. During the course of dinner and the evening's conversation, Rochelle went introverted, which had Tim perplexed and it was awkward. Rochelle again stated she was too scared to open up fully to love.

Third, was a visit to the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland to visit Danielle's mum and sister. Firstly however, they met and went for a picnic and swim to the Currumbin Rock Pools. Danielle told Tim she hadn't really informed her mum about going on the show and that her mother only found out with short notice, that Tim was coming over for lunch to meet her. She felt quite anxious about her mother's reaction as she could be quite 'conservative'. Dani's mum and Tim had a quiet moment together in the garden and surprisingly enjoyed each other's company in that short time. This left a good impression and Dani's mum felt more relaxed than at the start of the home visit. Tim didn't feel the relationship would go any deeper as Dani was still very reserved and had huge walls up.

Finally, over to the Adelaide Hills, in South Australia, to meet Ali's parents and brother. Tim was excited to see Ali again and stated he loved her radiating energy. Ali took Tim to a small German township called Hahndorf where they shared one huge hotdog German style and couldn't finish it. Ali told Tim her parents had never approved of any ex-boyfriends she bought home previously for them to meet and she was very anxious as she wanted their approval. Ali's dad and Tim went for a chat in the garden and he asked Tim what had happened to Ali's leg when she had the accident in Broome. Later, Ali's parents had a private chat with her and asked her how she felt about Tim and what would she say if he asked for her hand in marriage. Ali's dad was happy to see his daughter so taken by Tim and thought they made a really good match.


Rose ceremony: With four girls left and only 3 roses to give out, Tim was in a dilemma about Rochelle and Danielle - the two home visits that didn't go so well. Ali received the first rose followed by Anna. Tim then asked Rochelle to go outside as he still had a few questions to ask her. After escorting her back inside, he then took Danielle outside for a brief moment. The third rose went to Rochelle and Danielle was eliminated.

Episode 12[edit]

Original airdate: 13 November 2013[16]

Overnight dates: With the final 3 contestants left, Tim first met up with Ali and they went for a drive in a Porsche up to the Blue Mountains countryside and had a small picnic. Tim stated that if he wasn't dating all 3 girls at once, he could see himself falling for Ali, but, it was difficult as he 'had feelings for all 3 girls'. That night during dinner at a cabin in the Blue Mountains, Ali declared her love for Tim again. Tim didn't feel it was fair to say anything back whilst dating 2 other girls stating that he couldn't fully allow himself to feel that (love). After dinner, sitting by the log fire, he handed an envelope to Ali which had a note and key inside inviting them to stay the night as a couple. Tim declined saying it wouldn't be fair on the other girls.

Next, we see Tim meeting Rochelle for a cruise on a luxury yacht 'Aqua Bay' on Sydney Harbour. He felt she still had barriers up and withheld secrets. Rochelle felt she was falling in love with Tim. Tim again stated to Rochelle, how important communication between them was to him. They headed off taking in the stunning and unbelievable Sydney Harbour views, to a secluded beach called Store Beach, for a picnic and swim. They also thought it would be fun to write a 'message in a bottle' and threw it into the sea. That evening over a platter of a variety of seafood on board the yacht, Tim said to Rochelle 'I love my time with you and I want to keep continuing this'. When the desserts arrived, as they were lounging on the back deck, an invitation and key was on the tray offering them to stay the night as a couple, if they wished. Tim again declined to stay the night.

Finally, Tim met with Anna for their date in the botanic gardens and had a canape and champagne brunch. Tim reflected on how they banter well, and how being with Anna is easy and fun. Tim asked Anna outright 'I need to know what you are feeling and more importantly, what you see in me'. Anna stated the problems in not having boyfriends in the past was probably due to her not being open about her emotions. She said she wanted to make sure Tim was right for her as well. Tim said he needed to know that Anna really knew who he was. Anna replied she would try and be more open but didn't want to fall for Tim 100% due to the possibility of being hurt and not end up being with him. After dinner, at the Milton Park Country House, Bowral - (125 km south of Sydney) they retired to the fireside and read the awaiting invitation letter and key to stay the night. Tim explained he didn't feel comfortable staying the night with any of the girls due to respect for all the 3 finalists as he had strong feelings for each of them and it just didn't feel right.

Prior to the Rose Ceremony, we see Tim heading into Bunda Jewellers in the city, to ask for help in getting an engagement ring designed, which would express the emotions and feelings he had whilst on this journey and wished for it to be featured in the original design.

Rose ceremony: Two roses are shown on the tray and with 3 finalists left - Ali, Anna and Rochelle. Prior to entering the Rose Ceremony, Tim was given a recording from each of them, to view, by the Host to assist Tim in his final decision. The girls awaited separately in the garden, each stating they would be devastated if they didn't get a rose that night.

Rochelle received the first rose, followed by Anna and in a shock elimination, Ali was eliminated and left, broken hearted.

In the next Episode the final 2 - Anna and Rochelle - travel to Thailand where the final rose will be handed out. This trip will also see Tim's parents in Thailand wherein Tim's mother will get to meet the final two contestants.

Episode 13[edit]

Original airdate: 20 November 2013

In the season Finale, Tim's quest for love reaches its dramatic conclusion on the stunning coast of Thailand, staying at the Pullman Phuket Arcadia resort in Phuket. Tim's family get to meet the final two girls, Anna and Rochelle.

Meet Tim's family: Rochelle was the first finalist to be introduced to Tim's family over lunch. Tim's mum had a private and probing conversation with Rochelle and thought Rochelle hadn't completely let her walls down. Next it was Anna's turn to be introduced to the family and they noticed how uplifting her energy was and how Tim couldn't stop smiling. Tim's sister commented that Tim was being 'himself when he was with Anna'. Tim's mother also had a private chat with Anna and Anna found some of the questions daunting and intense and discovered she had to admit she was in love with Tim.

Final dates: Tim has two final dates - Tim states 'it has gone from who will get the final rose to who will get all of my heart.'

Tim's first final date was with Anna - his surprise was a trip on a speed boat to an awaiting traditional Chinese Junk in the middle of Phang Nga Bay. They jumped off the Junk and swam to shore where they had some alone time. That evening, they went to a fire twirling dancing show. After the show, Anna gave Tim a gift box of cards she had drawn up, some 40, which she read out, the many and different reasons she loved him and she finally declared that she was falling madly in love with him.

On Tim & Rochelle's final date, they met in the jungle and went for an elephant ride to the sea. That evening, they chatted privately, under the majestical starry night.

Final decision: Rochelle was first to walk down the path on the cliffside of the Resort, to hear Tim's final decision. 'There is only one girl I can't live without' Tim declared to the camera. With Rochelle standing before him, he told Rochelle his 'heart was leading somewhere else' and Rochelle was not chosen to be the one he had fallen deeply in love with.

When Anna walked towards Tim for the final decision and greeted him, he said 'you have my heart and I have fallen deeply and madly in love with you'. He then pulled out a small gift box which was the ring he had designed which was of two bands of platinum with an infinity loop, symbolizing their journey together and moving forward. He slipped it onto Anna's middle finger of her right hand.[17]

Ratings[edit]

Colour key:
     – Highest rating episode during the series
     – Lowest rating episode during the series
The Bachelor (Season 1) overnight ratings, with 18-49 ratings and timeshift viewers.
Episode Original airdate Overnight Ratings Timeshift Ratings Source
Viewers Rank Timeshift Viewers Total Viewers Rank
1 8 September 2013 (2013-09-08) 669,000 #11 25,000 694,000 #13 [18][19]
2 9 September 2013 (2013-09-09) 622,000 #19 43,000 664,000 #18 [20][21]
3 15 September 2013 (2013-09-15) 576,000 #15 40,000 616,000 #15 [22][23]
4 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) 656,000 #15 56,000 712,000 #16 [24][25]
5 25 September 2013 (2013-09-25) 612,000 #17 47,000 661,000 #16 [26][27]
6 2 October 2013 (2013-10-02) 585,000 #13 66,000 651,000 #12 [28][29]
7 9 October 2013 (2013-10-09) 649,000 #14 47,000 696,000 #14 [30][31]
8 16 October 2013 (2013-10-16) 614,000 #14 38,000 651,000 #14 [32][33]
9 23 October 2013 (2013-10-23) 676,000 #12 33,000 709,000 #13 [34][35]
10 30 October 2013 (2013-10-30) 649,000 #11 39,000 688,000 #13 [36][37]
11 6 November 2013 (2013-11-06) 704,000 #12 56,000 760,000 #10 [38][39]
12 13 November 2013 (2013-11-13) 870,000 #6 47,000 916,000 #6 [40][41]
13 Finale 20 November 2013 (2013-11-20) 1,016,000 #4 38,000 1,054,000 #4 [42][43]
Final Decision 1,186,000 #1 40,000 1,226,000 #1

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