Could The Bachelorette produce its first Newcastle couple?
It's certainly a possibility with Cessnock Goannas winger and Newcastle resident Joe Woodbury named as a contestant in the upcoming series, which stars former Newcastle nurse Elly Miles and her sister Becky.
The fast footed footy star may have started the season two steps ahead of the others.
In a clip released by Channel 10 on Monday night, Joe - dressed in a black and gold checked shirt - appears to know Elly, saying "It's a small world" when he meets the sisters on the red carpet.
According to Daily Mail Australia, the pair also follow each other on Instagram.
Newcastle's Tim Robards starred in the first season of The Bachelor, but the TV franchise is yet to produce a winning couple with such close Hunter connections.
Joe grew up in Cessnock and now lives in Newcastle, while Parkes-raised Elly, who came fifth on Matt Agnew's season of The Bachelor, previously worked and studied in Newcastle before moving to Sydney this year.
A mechanic by trade, Joe made his first grade debut for the Goannas in 2014 and has become a crowd favourite with his speed and agility.
But will the 25-year-old have the stamina to win Elly or Becky's heart?
Channel 10 has not yet released the premiere date for the 2020 season, but the finale of the current season of The Bachelor Australia airs this Thursday night, and The Bachelorette usually starts a couple of weeks later.
Giant rissole's claim to fame
The giant lemon discussion in Topics on Monday had New Lambton's Ross Greig thinking.
He was thinking he might also have a record-sized food to claim - a two kilogram rissole.
Well, it wasn't technically a rissole. It started as a two kilograms of mince, but when he "shoved it up the back of the freezer and totally forgot about it" - the meat ball solidified.
If a lemon that size was on steroids, that would be lemon-aid.Ross Greig
"I'm claiming it as a record rissole," he said. "Who else is going to claim a rissole?"
Topics did a quick Google search to see if anyone had claimed the feat before, but all we could find was "world's best rissole", so we think Ross might be safe. We'll have to take his word for it because he didn't snap a picture.
Asked how long the rissole lived at the back of the freezer, Ross simply said "too long".
He also raised the question of whether the Telarah lemon was synthetically enhanced.
"If a lemon that size was on steroids, that would be lemon-aid."
The owner of the lemon, Dianne Whittle, was even quoted as saying: "normally a big lemon doesn't have much juice, but these have masses of juice in them."
"Juice is another name for steroid - they've certainly given it away there," Ross said.
But the record rissole holder wanted the lemon aficionados to know he was just being tongue-in-cheek.
"I hope it doesn't send them sour," he said.