The Bachelor of Buckingham Palace

5.0/5

Critic Rating

This is the inside story of one of the world’s most bizarre and ballsy reality dating shows. In early 2013 a group of twelve unsuspecting American women were flown to a sumptuous Elizabethan estate in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, where they competed for a chance to win the affections of one of the world’s most eligible bachelors. “Oh my god,” shouts one of the contestants as their suitor arrives by helicopter, “That’s Prince Harry!”. The Bachelor Of Buckingham Palace tells the gripping, entertaining and unsettling story of how Fox duped a group of women into believing they were dati...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Patricia Nicol • The Times UK May 12, 2024

"...jet-setting fantasy folly...This podcast reveals how the women were duped and what happened to the man they thought was Prince Harry."

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Apr 27, 2024

"Our host is the clever and charming media journalist Scott Bryan, who works hard. The layers of “reality” are unpeeled. The more you listen, the more any idea of reality collapses into dust. An enjoyable show that should be required listening for anyone who thinks reality show contestants are stupid or in on the joke. They’re not."

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Score: 5

Hollie Richardson • The Guardian Apr 25, 2024

"...this wild series, TV journalist Scott Bryan speaks to former contestants and finds out just how easily they were duped into taking part in something so absurd."

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Score: 5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Apr 21, 2024

"TV journalist Scott Bryan is our host who has a good laugh at I Wanna Marry “Harry”’s myriad WTF moments — we listen in on him and his producer as they watch the series, which sounds tedious but is a hoot — while taking the deception at the heart of the show entirely seriously."

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