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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Double trouble as sisters search for love on The Bachelorette

Newcastle’s Elly and Becky Miles have traded sunset dates at Bar Beach for finding love on national television.

Elly during the premiere last week.

Originally hailing from Parkes, the sisters made their reality debut last week and, in an Australian-first for The Bachelorette franchise, they’re both looking for love from the same bunch of guys.

Elly said she was excited to bring a little bit of “Newy” to TV screens across the country.

“It was amazing, we had such an awesome journey together,” she told Newcastle Weekly.

“Not only were we alongside each other, but we got to have a pretty amazing, unique adventure together as sisters.”

The 26-year-old added, despite her fears, “potentially meeting the love of your life definitely outweighed any concerns”.

For Elly, it’s not the first time her quest for love has been so public.

She first hit the spotlight last year when she put up a fight for Matt Agnew’s heart on The Bachelor.

Elly said returning to the show was nerve wracking at times.

“It was like coming home to a family, a lot of the crew were the same, it was a surreal feeling being back,” she said.

“There was a bit of added pressure because you have to get to know a lot of different people and you’re hurting people and that is really tough.

“It was a wonderful experience but there was a bit of difficulty having the shoe on the other foot.”

Becky added that they enjoyed the experience.

“I had such an incredible time with Elly, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without her,” she said.

“We just gave 110% and were ourselves.”

All nerves aside, Becky said watching her sister develop genuine feelings for Matt last year showed her that finding love this way could be possible.

The 30-year-old added everyone involved in their journey was respectful and supportive.

“A highlight would be when we had this incredible group date where we sat around and played some games and it was so amazing because everyone opened up, [we] were so vulnerable and had a big group hug,” Becky said.

“There was so much respect between us all and it brought us together.”

Becky during the premiere last week.

When asked if there was any risk of them falling for the same guy, Elly was quick to respond.

“Bec and I want the same values and morals out of a partner, but we’ve never gone for the same guy,” Elly said.

“Plus, anyone Becky goes for I consider as a brother or mate.”

The question on everyone’s lips is whether or not the pair find love.

And, while they couldn’t tell Newcastle Weekly the result, they did say they both choose a lucky guy at the end.

“I wouldn’t say I am at a place of love, but I am at a happy place,” Becky said.

“I am the most smitten I have ever been, I wouldn’t say I am in love yet, because saying the l-bomb is a big deal, but I am pretty over the moon,” Elly added.

You can follow their quest for love on Network 10 on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7.30pm.