Dr Mumbo

An ‘exclusive’ with the Honey Badger

In what some might claim is a cynical and combative move, Nine is claiming it has an ‘exclusive’ with Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins – the man who upset love-story-seeking and sweepstake-holding TV viewers across the country when he chose no-one to be his lady love on Ten’s The Bachelor last week.

Dr Mumbo’s second-favourite kind of Honey Badger

The A Current Affair ‘exclusive’ comes after Ten’s Lisa Wilkinson already sat down with The Badger on The Sunday Project, and will screen right ahead of the premiere of The Bachelorette over on Ten – how convenient and delicious. 

Dr Mumbo isn’t sure how it is ‘exclusive’ – given Wilkinson’s much-publicised sit-down chat has already occurred –  but perhaps it is the jungle setting which gives Nine’s ACA its ‘exclusive’ edge?

Be careful when approaching wildlife, advises Dr Mumbo

A press release from Nine delighted Dr Mumbo with its drama, with ACA claiming Ten’s show left viewers “reeling” and “gobsmacked”.

“As debate raged over the anti-climactic finale, it was revealed that Cummins had fled Australia to avoid the media frenzy and swirling backlash,” it reads.

“In a remote part of mountainous Papua Guinea, Cummins assumed he would be safe from facing up to the disastrous conclusion of The Bachelor.”

Thankfully, “intrepid” reporter Reid Butler has tracked the rare badger down.

“Surrounded by his mates, a fiery confrontation ensues,” promises Nine. “Why are they so angry?”

Probably because they’re on the Kokoda track in PNG being harangued by A Current Affair, Dr Mumbo assumes, but he will have to tune in to find out.

Dr Mumbo can only pray that the conclusion of The Block on Nine on Sunday isn’t “anti-climactic”, lest its subjects be subjected to the same “intrepid” treatment.


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