For the past couple of weeks, we’ve all been cringing at our screens as The Bachelor SA’s Lee Thompson – who has the emotional range of a teaspoon – awkwardly navigates his way through what has been dubbed ‘the search for love’.
It’s like watching a trainwreck – you just can’t look away.
The awfulness-factor is what makes The Bachelor entertaining, and has ensured its longevity across countries and cultures for over a decade now.
South Africa got involved in the television franchise this year, but our own version of the reality TV show isn’t our only connection.
The Mirror has uncovered one of the filming locations for The Bachelor UK 2019, which aired on March 4 in the UK, and it was right here in Cape Town.
The Bachelor UK is back with plenty of drama and romance, as bachelor Alex Marks searches for the woman of his dreams.
Mark Wright is presenting the Channel 5 show, which takes place in a seriously romantic setting; South Africa.
The cast and crew jet-setted off to the sun-soaked country to film the series in autumn 2018, making the most of the hot and dry weather which the country enjoys during the season.
Although the exact location hasn’t been revealed yet, both Mark and Alex have been dropping clues on Instagram.
Here’s Mark Wright chilling in Camps Bay:
And the bachelor himself, on one of our hiking trails:
You can also play ‘spot the SA location’ in the promo video, which came out earlier this week:
By the look of things, some filming happened in Muizenberg, and we know they were definitely in Camps Bay.
If you were at Café Caprice, you might have been a few metres away from one of the stars.
I say Café Caprice because everybody knows it’s the prime spot to grab a cocktail and a plate of something delicious while you watch the sun go down over the ocean.
Seriously, check out that sunset:
It’s the kind of place where the bachelor can bust out that favourite line – ‘I’m really feeling a connection’.
Also watch out for ‘you’re unique’ and ‘I respect you’, which, when taken together with the ‘connection’ bit, accounts for about 80% of Lee Thompson’s on-screen dialogue.
I’d take watching that sunset above with a drink in my hand over watching The Bachelor any day.
Make a reservation at Café Caprice here – you may not find true love, but you’ll have a good time.
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