Written by Melanie Burton, September 15, 2016

We’ve been anxiously waiting for weeks to find out who Bachie Richie Strahan would pick as the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. And tonight, we got that answer.

Richie kept his cards close to his chest for most of the episode, leaving the nation clueless as to who he was going to choose! But in the end, he couldn’t help but follow his heart and choose single mum Alex.

From the moment he introduced both Alex and Nikki to his mum Kate and sister Alana, we were on the edge of our seats just dying to find out who would be the last lady standing!

Richie’s fam were impressed by each of the ladies in their own way, and with his family’s tick of approval, he prepared his final dates for the girls.

Nikki was picked up in a helicopter, and the pair went on a romantic walk through a temple and monkey forest, before returning to town for some wine and a chat.

Alex’s date with Richie involved sipping champagne on a yacht on the ocean, before she told him she loved him.

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DECISION TIME.

Nikki arrives first. Richie tells her she’s the perfect girl, but not for him. His heart was with Alex.

“I don’t have any hard feelings towards Richie. He has been awesome. Richie’s made the right decision for him and for his heart. That’s what this journey was all about for him,” Nikki said.

“I wouldn’t change anything. I don’t regret anything. What he has with Alex must be really, really special and I know that they will be incredibly happy together. I still love Richie, so this will take a while to get over.”

Alex arrives, and Richie tells her she’s the one – handing her a diamond ring to symbolise his willingness to give her his heart and to make the relationship work.

“I love how Rich makes me feel. He makes me feel alive and safe, and he just makes me so happy. I am just so happy right now. I have a gorgeous man, who I absolutely love and adore,” Alex gushed.

Richie later revealed: “This has been an incredible experience. It has taught me a lot about who I am as a man and it has led me to meet an amazing person. Alex is absolutely perfect and she is a part of my life now.”

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Alex was the last lady left standing, and won the prize of Richie’s heart.

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