Okay so pretty much everyone is aware of how The Bachelor goes. Man dates a bunch of women. Man hands out dozens upon dozens of roses to let the women know he’s keen on them. Women fall head over heels for man. Man chooses one woman. They live happily ever after! Right?

And while we’re constantly being told that the next season of the reality dating show featuring rugby star and all round Aussie legend Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins will be doing things a bit differently, we expected that the general structure of the show would remain much the same.

But now some recent rumours have us questioning EVERYTHING with reports suggesting that this season will end in a way that none of us could have expected.

According to the rumours the Honey Badger doesn’t actually find love on the show and refuses to choose any of the women at the end of the show. Instead a source tells Woman’s Day  that Nick decides to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Martine Thomassen by flying to Norway where she currently lives.

“I don’t think he’s the kind of guy to fall in love easily or to fake it for the cameras and he doesn’t need the show for fame,” said the source. “So he wouldn’t have risked much by not giving the producers a fairytale ending.”

While speaking with Kyle and Jackie O this morning Nick addressed these rumours after a listener asked if they were true. And well, he didn’t really do much to put them to bed and instead added a bit of fuel to the fire!

“I read on an article the other day a bit of a rumour that you don’t actually pick anyone at the end of the show and you wanted to move back to be with your ex-girlfriend,” said our listener.


The Bachie laughed and said he’d heard numerous rumours ahead of his season premiere but this one was a doozy. In response to her question, he began by saying he couldn’t possibly move to Norway where she is because of his work.

“That’s a beauty,” laughed Nick. “Well I’d have to fly to Norway, which that would be a whole different kettle of fish, how am I going to do my work there?”

Clearly the producers have taught their The Honey Badger a lesson in how to dodge questions like a pro 101, but Jackie pushed further and asked if there was any truth to that rumour. Nick appeared to get a bit flustered and we have to say his answer here was a bit sketchy…

“What I can say is um, is not a lot, but I’m bloody happy alright,” he said with a nervous grin. “I’m very happy so take what you will.”

Now is that happy with a chick you met on the show or with your ex girlfriend Nick? WE HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS!!

But we certainly weren’t getting more answers out of The Honey Badger so we guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens at the end of the show!


Thankfully it all kicks off tonight from 7:30pm on TEN so we won’t be waiting around for too long! We’ve got our popcorn and wine at the ready…

Listen to the full chat with Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins below!