BIP Producers Apparently KNEW Brett Had A Girlfriend
Bachelor in Paradise may have only just kicked off on TV but the drama was already taking over in the first ten minutes of the premiere episode.
As the ex-bachelor and bachelorette contestants arrived in paradise we started learning more and more about each one of them. We expected to hear things like who they were keen to hook up with on the show, but we were SHOCKED to find out that one of the contestants, Brett, already had a girlfriend on the outside!
While he wouldn’t exactly confirm or deny that he was already in a relationship, the issue made things pretty heated on last night’s episode with other contestants and even producers feeling that it was unfair for him to be in paradise if he wasn’t available to find love. And of course this resulted in him being one of the first people to be eliminated.
Since leaving paradise Brett took to his Instagram account to defend his actions, claiming that producers actually knew the whole time that he had a girlfriend because she happened to be an ex-bachelor contestant herself and was originally contacted to go on the show too!
IMAGINE: you were in the really early days of dating someone and after a hectic year filming two tv series’ - along with some personal travel - leaving little time together since meeting. IMAGINE: you were both asked to then go on a show in Fiji, sip cocktails with your mates from the last two series and, more importantly, spend time with THE girl your interested in, all the while being paid. Then imagine you arrived on the island first, her contract only then to be ripped up; leaving it too look like you went on a dating show without her. Imagine then airing it too Australia portraying you as a shit bloke and as always, forever putting production over humanity, despite never changing our story that we had being seeing each other in the lead up and couldn’t wait to be reunited in Fiji. Now you have “reality” TV. #thebachelor #thebachelorette #bacheloreinparadise #happiestwhenintherealworld #filmedsixmonthsago
Brett accused the producers of using their situation to intentionally cause drama. And so Kyle and Jackie O decided to get Brett’s supposed girlfriend, Stephanie Boulton from Matty J’s season, on the air to clarify whether this was true or not.
“So you’ve been seeing each other, were you supposed to be on Bachelor in Paradise with him?” asked Jackie.
“Yep, so I actually got the phone call first to go on Paradise, but I first said no, because they already knew about me and Brett,” revealed Steph. “And then like ten minutes later Brett texted me like ‘Hey Steph, I just got a call for Bachelor In Paradise’ and I was like ‘Sorry, like I just told them no because of you’.
So according to Steph she told producers that she was already seeing Brett and this is what prompted them to call him and ask him to be on the show! She then claims that she texted the producers back and agreed to be on the show and they were both eventually cast on the show.
“So he got on the island, and I think they just wanted their first drama,” continued Steph. She then claims that producers asked her to enter the island once Brett had been eliminated but she refused.
But for Steph it’s all water under the bridge now because she ended up with the man of her dreams without having to go on tv.
“I think it’s probably a good thing that we didn’t go on,” she said. “And now it hasn’t rocked us at all, like we’re fine.”
The Bachelor In Paradise drama continues after the Easter Break on Monday 2nd April at 7:30pm on Channel 10.