Osher Will Not Appear In ‘The Bachelorette’ Finale & That Truly Is A Stitch-Up

Osher Günsberg has revealed that he will not be appearing in The Bachelorette finale on Thursday night, as is tradition.

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The Bachy franchise hinges on Osher’s belief in the overriding power of love. In the last episode of every season, he’s always there, smiling in encouragement as the Bachelorette or Bachelor and their final two face their destiny. He wants to make sure that his job as Australia’s Cupid has been done: that the Bachelor(ette) is in love, even as he sets about reassuring everyone that they’ll be OK, whatever the outcome.

But for Angie Kent’s season finale on Thursday, the host will be conspicuously absent. Who will be there to offer their support to Timm, Carlin and/or Ryan???

To quote our beloved goof, Timm – it’s the biggest stitch-up known to date.

Osher admittedly had a pretty good reason: the birth of his son, Wolfgang, back in August.

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Please meet Georgia’s youngest brother, Wolfgang. ⁠ We call him Wolfie for short. ⁠ ⁠ He and @Audreygriffen did so well on Friday when he was born perfectly formed with ten fingers and toes, healthy and happy at 3.97kg.⁠ (Though between the delivery bed and the scale he did do a massive poop – and the doc agreed that if he hadn’t he would have topped 4kg easily.) ⁠ ⁠ I am in complete awe of my wife. ⁠ ⁠ What I witnessed her do, the power I saw her summon from within her to bring this boy into the world was utterly astonishing. ⁠ ⁠ As he came closer and closer, her body began to unleash an incredible energy that was absolutely not going to be held back. ⁠ ⁠ Yet Audrey was able to harness it, guide it, and use it to transcend the extraordinary pain she was feeling and channel it all towards an energy that brought this boy alive and well into the world. ⁠ ⁠ That I’ve known Audrey for over five years, and yet had no idea that within her this whole time was an almighty divine force capable of bringing life into the world like this blows my mind and was astonishing to witness. ⁠ ⁠ I can’t think of any single thing a man does in his life that physically equates to what I saw Audrey do. ⁠ ⁠ For me – any marathon or endurance event I’ve ever raced is essentially a wander to the kitchen compared to what I saw Audrey do on Friday. ⁠ ⁠ Wolfie’s big sister Georgia was in the room with us via the most perfect playlist that she made especially for the occasion – and this boy came into the world to the sounds of Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce and Khalid. ⁠ ⁠ Less than an hour after he was born, Wolfie met G for real – and she’s the best big sister he could have ever hoped for. ⁠ ⁠ We are in love and drowning in gratitude, oxytocin and new baby smell. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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“In the last week of filming, Audrey had contractions seven minutes apart, so it was going to happen at any moment,” Gunsberg told The Sunday Tele.

“I was getting nervous while hanging around the mansion and my executive producer… took one look at me and said, ‘Osh, you can’t miss this. It will be the best day of your life, don’t worry we will make it happen.'”

But the production apparently found a way to make the finale work without his centred presence in the finale: “Everyone banded together and figured out a way to make the show work without me being there for the final moments.”

It’s just as weird for him as it inevitably will be to us viewers (not to mention Angie!), Osher continued: “It was odd not to be there. It is the moment they go off into the wild and I really like to give them a hug and tell them I am happy for them. But I am sure I will catch up with everyone once the outcome is out there.”

In his absence, at the very least you can download and construct your very own Pocket Osher Günsberg to keep you company for the finale.

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