James Blunt is, shall we say, divisive. And his appearance on Wednesday’s episode of The Bachelor Australia drew the kind of reaction you’d expect.
In many cases it was like shooting fish in a barrel, but damn it if we don’t appreciate a cheap gag.
When Matty J took Lisa’s hand and escorted her to the dance floor we very nearly lost the plot.
It was as though the entire country collectively scoffed.
The awkward slow dance combined with the intimate and way too obvious promotional spot for James Blunt’s new single was almost too much to bear. Almost.
Disclaimer: We kind of have a soft spot for James Blunt. His twitter work is pretty much second to none.
Anyway, here are some of the best reactions to that James Blunt performance. Enjoy.
One on one performance by James blunt that's enough to make anyone do a runner! #TheBachelorAU
— truth hurts (@Truth_hurts81) September 6, 2017
This is cos nobody bought tickets to see James Blunt, isn't it? #TheBachelorAU
— Jonathan Sloan (@jonathanlsloan) September 6, 2017
— David Sharaz (@DavidSharaz) September 6, 2017
If you have to listen to James Blunt sing, is that really winning? #TheBachelorAU
— Sue K. (@SueKennedy19) September 6, 2017
Wait a minute, I thought Elise won? How come she is now seeing James Blunt as punishment? #TheBachelorAU
— Jack (@JackAStephens) September 6, 2017
Why are they playing their crappy elevator sample music over James Blunt? #TheBachelorAU
— Karl Beston (@karlbeston) September 6, 2017
With James Blunt's new album "The Afterlove", he finally captures in music the feeling of wiping myself down with a Wet-One #TheBachelorAU
— Thingy McThingface (@McThingface) September 6, 2017
i'm so confused by james blunt's appearance i'm gonna need to call into work for a sick day to figure this out #TheBachelorAU
— taryn ʕง•ᴥ•ʔง (@thereafter) September 6, 2017
— belinda noble (@benoblepr) September 6, 2017
— Simone (@Sim_oneL) September 6, 2017
They could at least have got James Blunt to sing Cobie out… #TheBachelorAU
— Michelle 🐿💨 (@MichelleMackey1) September 6, 2017
hey @JamesBlunt i know we've had our ups & downs but we do have something in common: matty also makes me very uncomfortable
— lee (@sickladylee) September 6, 2017
Would have been pretty awkward if James Blunt or High Ropes were a dealbreaker… #thebachelorau
— AtomicNicky (@AtomicNicky) September 6, 2017
Meanwhile James Blunt is working his way through all the other girls at the mansion #TheBachelorAU
— Josh Chapman (@chapmanjosh) September 6, 2017
James Blunt is more chance of getting a rose than Elora. #BachelorAU
— Scott Bryant (@itsscottbryant) September 6, 2017
— Ryan Lynch (@BusynessCasual) September 6, 2017
Oh GOD imagine having to pash someone IN FRONT OF James Blunt WHILE he's singing & then have him wink & say "go on then" GOD #TheBachelorAU
— Petra Starke (@petstarr) September 6, 2017