“Melissa is on the top of their wish list and is already adored by the network. She’s smart, funny and articulate, and gave new life to MasterChef … they want that same success on The Bachelorette,” explains the insider, who notes, “the show needs someone older, more established and who knows herself – Mel is that woman!”
The writer and TV judge joins a list of names that have been put forward as potential Bachelorettes, including Bachie alum Renee Barrett, 27, and I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! campmate Paulini Curuenavuli, 38.
If she takes the role, it would certainly be a big move for Melissa, who announced her split from husband, Joe Jones, in December, after almost four years of marriage.
The 39-year-old revealed the news on her Instagram page, telling her followers: “The time has come for Joe and I to part ways.”
Meanwhile, Joe was spotted looking cosy with a woman in Melbourne on February 9, prompting speculation that he’s well and truly moved on from the break-up.
Bachelorette vibes? Melissa certainly looked the part while celebrating Chinese New Year. Just two months after announcing their split, Melissa’s ex appears to have moved on.
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