Bachelorette Australia: Brooke Blurton announced as first openly bisexual Bachelorette

Brooke Blurton is the show's first openly bisexual star.
Brooke Blurton is the show's first openly bisexual star. Photo credit: Channel 10

Brooke Blurton has been named as the first openly bisexual Bachelorette. 

Channel 10 announced the 25-year-old Bachelor alum on Thursday, revealing both men and women will battle it out for her heart. 

Blurton, a proud Noongar-Yamatji woman from Western Australia, is also the first Indigenous star of the show. 

"I am so ready for this. I've done it twice before and now, having the opportunity to choose my person and who I want in my life, is a truly unique and special experience," she said in a press release. 

"My perfect person is someone that loves me for me. I hope they offer shared values and compassion for others. All the dreamy things! I'm so excited and hope that I finally find that person I've been waiting for."

Blurton, a youth worker, was the frontrunner in the 2018 season of The Bachelor featuring Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins, but shocked viewers by quitting near the end. She also appeared on Bachelor In Paradise in 2019. 

The Bachelorette Australia host, Osher Günsberg, said they are proud to represent a variety of people from different backgrounds and cultures. 

"We are a nation of people from so many different backgrounds, so many different cultures and so many different experiences, yet we all have one thing in common - we all want to be loved in a way that is meaningful to us," Günsberg said in a press release. 

"I can't wait to get started on helping our Bachelorette Brooke find that kind of love."

Blurton hinted at an interest in being the Bachelorette on The Babble podcast last year. 

She said she was "open" to featuring on the show, but wasn't sure if Channel 10 would be on board. 

"I'm a little bit different in the sense that I date both sexes and whether Channel 10 and Warner Brothers would be up to a bi Bachelorette [is the question]," she said at the time. 

"I don't know what they would think that looks like or if Australia would be ready for that".

Casting for the show is now open and both men and women can apply.