The heavily promoted chat was the first time the former couple had seen each other since their breakup over a year ago.
In their nine-minute conversation, which was aired unedited and uncensored, the two hinted at a bombshell secret behind their “grubby” split but never revealed the exact details that frustrated some viewers.
— Krystal Birch (@birchyyk) April 10, 2019
Does anyone actually know what the fck Alex and Richie are talking about in this long convo? It sounds like a road to nowhere #bachelorinparadiseau
— apil (@julessz71) April 10, 2019
#BachelorInParadiseAu seriously you hyped it up so much and even Alex was like everyone will know tonight… KNOW WHAT??? I know nothing!
— n 🤘🏻 (@wildowlheart) April 10, 2019
Others felt they knew exactly what Alex and Richie were discussing and lashed out at Channel 10 for airing something so personal.
Not easily offended. But @Channel10AU, we didn’t settle in for mind-numbing tv only to feel like we were intruding on an intensely private conversation that should’ve been left alone. Yes, they’re aware of where they are, but to air that was crass. I’m out.#BachelorInParadiseAU
— Carly Austin (@CarlsAussie) April 10, 2019
This is so personal and I tense. I feel like I shouldn’t be watching #BachelorInParadiseAU
— Rach (@rachl_amm) April 10, 2019
Okay i know we all wanted the grubby details but after what Alex and Richie alluded to… i feel like the grubby one for intruding on that personal conversation… #bachelorinparadiseau
— Trista (@twista202) April 10, 2019
This is so awkward watching such a personal discussion on national television #BachelorInParadiseAU
— SHANI (@shanizzll) April 10, 2019
The discussion between Richie and Alex on #BachelorInParadiseAU is both heartbreaking and infuriating- he clearly left Alex in a time where you need support… no matter what you think is the right decision it’s still confronting and emotional..
— Charlotte (@charlotteg483) April 10, 2019
considering what alex is hinting at, it makes me uncomfortable this is not something that maybe the producers should’ve gotten a counsellor involved in
and not cameras #BachelorInParadiseAU
— taryn ʕง•ᴥ•ʔง (@thereafter) April 10, 2019
Bachelor In Paradise Australia host Osher Gunsberg live tweets each episode, and last night he found himself having to defend the decision to air the heated conversation.
Both Richie & Alex were comfortable with it.
And don’t forget as part of our Duty of Care, they both have access to Mental Health professionals before, during & after production. #BachelorInParadiseAU https://t.co/3BA1oYnGA6
— Osher Günsberg (@oshergunsberg) April 10, 2019
Have we ALL been there?
You tell me, Osher.
What a disaster.
— RhodaPenmark (@BondiFem) April 10, 2019
Thank m all honesty, I don’t though Australia needed to hear that. We got the gist and I know they sign their lives away but somethings are too personal to air
— Heidi Davenport (@hillself) April 10, 2019
Bachelor In Paradise continues tonight at 7.30pm on Channel 10