The Bachelor’s Annabelle O’Regan and Lauren Jenkins become the first contestants to be eliminated

Annabelle O’Regan and Lauren Jenkins become the first contestants to launch in a double-elimination of The Bachelor – while Jay Lal grabs the coveted key to the ‘business lounge’

Annabelle O’Regan and Lauren Jenkins were the first Bachelor contestants to miss a rose on Wednesday.

The two women were sent home in a double elimination shortly after their arrival on this year’s premiere episode.

Meanwhile, fellow hopeful Jay Lal was handed the coveted key to Bachelor Jimmy Nicholson’s “business lounge.”

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Gone girls: Annabelle O’Regan (right) and Lauren Jenkins (left) became the first Bachelor contestants to miss a rose on Wednesday

“If you receive this key, you will have exclusive access to the business lounge as long as you stay here in the mansion,” explains host Osher Günsberg.

“It’s a place where you can have uninterrupted time alone with the bachelor, the kind of time alone with someone who can really make love blossom.”

Osher, 47, then told the ladies that Jimmy would hand over the key to someone before the end of the first cocktail party.

Smitten: Fellow hopeful Jay Lal (left) was given the coveted key to Bachelor Jimmy Nicholson's 'business lounge' (right)

Smitten: Fellow hopeful Jay Lal (left) was given the coveted key to Bachelor Jimmy Nicholson’s ‘business lounge’ (right)

Jimmy, 31, took Jay aside for a personal interview and revealed that she had captured his attention from the moment she walked in.

“From the moment you walked down the red carpet, my attention definitely caught my eye. I really want to get to know you…” he said, before handing her the key.

An incredulous Jay, 31, couldn’t believe her luck, but gladly accepted Jimmy’s offer of both the first rose and the key.

Lucky lady: An incredulous Jay, 31, couldn't believe her luck but gladly accepted Jimmy's offer of both the first rose and the key

Lucky lady: An incredulous Jay, 31, couldn’t believe her luck but gladly accepted Jimmy’s offer of both the first rose and the key

Winning hearts: Fans flocked to Twitter to praise Jay, claiming she was the frontrunner to win his heart

Winning hearts: Fans flocked to Twitter to praise Jay, claiming she was the frontrunner to win his heart

“I just got the first rose and also the key to Jimmy’s business lounge, so hopefully he won’t get sick of me because I’ve got this key forever now, so… Good luck, Jimmy,” she joked.

Fans flocked to Twitter to praise Jay, claiming she is the frontrunner to win his heart.

“So Jay wins this season?” one fan tweeted, while another wrote: ‘Look, I’d give Jay anything too. Keys to my house, my car, my super login’.

“From the moment you walked down the red carpet, my attention definitely caught my eye.  I really want to get to know you...

“From the moment you walked down the red carpet, my attention definitely caught my eye. I really want to get to know you…” he said to her

Quiet exit: The elimination didn't seem to have that much of an impact, with many viewers claiming that Annabelle, 28, and Lauren, 29, had flown under the radar

Quiet exit: The elimination didn’t seem to have that much of an impact, with many viewers claiming that Annabelle, 28, and Lauren, 29, had flown under the radar

Another added: ‘Omg she’s getting the key! Jay playing chess here while we play checkers.

But the elimination didn’t seem to have that much of an impact, with many viewers claiming that Annabelle, 28, and Lauren, 29, had flown under the radar.

“I really didn’t know there was an Annabelle and a Lauren,” one viewer tweeted, while another added: “Well, Annabelle & Lauren didn’t last long. Goodbye ladies.’

“I really didn’t know there was an Annabelle and a Lauren,” one viewer tweeted, while another added: “Well, Annabelle & Lauren didn’t last long. goodbye ladies

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