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This, being the first conversation between Alex Nation and Richie Strahan since their breakup. Rest assured though, no margaritas were harmed in the making.
With a five guy to seven girl ratio, Alisha Aitken-Radburn and Cat Henesey-Smith were quick to point out that Paradise was definitely in need of another boy or two.
When Richie Strahan walked through the gates of Paradise, Rachael Gouvignon was left breathless and eager to settle some unfinished business. Unfortunately for Rachael, Richie also caught the eye of Cass and Cat.
What is better than some Fijian sunshine? Vanessa Sunshine obviously. Yep, the queen that none of us deserves is back, with longer hair and better resting b** face than ever before.
Back in paradise, Cat was enjoying getting to know Richie, unaware that he only saw her as a friend.
The plot thickened, with the arrival of Richie’s former flame Alex Nation.
Richie was visibly uncomfortable when he saw Alex arrive and it was revealed that they hadn’t spoken in over a year.
After nine nail-biting minutes of a lot of he said, she said, the duo agreed that they just wanted each other to be happy and both appeared to get closure.
On a lighter note, Cass helped Brittney Weldon’s dream of a conga line come true, American Alex continued his pursuit of Brooke and Cass had a nervous sparkle in her eye for Richie.
Unfortunately for Richie the lighter times were short-lived with Rachael pulling him aside for a chat. Rachael wanted to know why he sent her home on their season of The Bachelor Australia, and while he didn’t want to hurt her feelings, he just wasn’t interested.
Brooke finally got her chance to chat with Alex and it left Alex Bordyukov feeling uneasy.
The arrival of Connor J. Obrochta from the 14th season of The Bachelorette U.S. saw Shannon excited, and it appeared that the feeling was mutual.
Alisha decided to up her game with Paddy, organising their own beach front romantic date. Paddy was clearly impressed with the cheese board layout and it ended in a straddled kiss.
The cocktail Party saw Rachael in a tail spin and with her eye on Richie’s rose, she decided to shut Nathan down sighting his age as an issue.
At the rose ceremony, all eyes were on Richie’s rose and when he called out Cass’s name, Rachael lost her footing and Cat stormed out in a tizz.
Brace yourself Australia, the Aperol Spritz is sure to hit the fan tomorrow night when we throw in two more Bachelors to the mix.
Returning to Paradise for a third chance at love is NSW tradie, Davey Lloyd and from Ali’s season of The Bachelorette Australia fan-favourite, Jules. Things on the island just got real busy.
Watch Richie and Alex unedited.