Written by Zoë Holloway, September 22, 2016

While our hearts broke for the Perth beauty Nikki Gogan the moment Richie revealed that she wasn’t his chosen lady, there was no-one watching on more devastated than Nikki herself.

‘ I was in tears, absolutely, lots of tears,’ shares the 28-year-old real-estate agent, who tuned into the finale alone in her Sydney hotel room, where she was staying for publicity commitments.

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While Nikki says there weren’t any hints from Richie that she wasn’t the girl for him – ‘I 100 percent felt that it was me and never had any reason to doubt him,’ she tells OK! – she does say she knew the heartbreaking truth when she greeted him in Bali for the last time.

‘The moment I got down the stairs and was holding Richie’s hand, I knew he wasn’t my Richie – he was just different,’ she tells. ‘His eyes were sad eyes…’

The outpouring of support from fans now has Nikki as a fave for The Bachelorette 2017, and OK! Can exclusively reveal that she’s already been in talks for the role. ‘That sort of has been the discussion,’ Nikki confesses.

Could Nikki be set to mend her broken heart as the next Bachelorette?

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