Awkward: When Bachelor Nick Cummins pulled up in a van and offered Britt ice-cream in exchange for kisses.
Awkward: When Bachelor Nick Cummins revealed that he’s “struggling feelings-wise” with all three finalists.
Awkward: When Bachelor Nick Cummins sat like a stunned Honey Badger when he should have been professing his undying love for Brooke Blurton.
Awkward and sad: When Osher didn’t get to do his one job, which is to be very solemn and tell people it’s time to hug.
But none of those cringe-worthy moments came even vaguely close to being the most awkward of Wednesday night’s episode.
That arrived courtesy of a palette of body paint and nationally televised art fraud.
In case you happened to miss the program (perhaps because you have a healthy disinterest in strangers’ love lives), here’s what happened.
For what turned out to be their final date, The Badgelor decided it would be romantic/intimate to paint half a picture on Brooke’s chest, then have her paint half a picture on his chest, so that they could stand together in a mirror and admire their
The only problem was HE DEFINITELY DIDN’T DO THE PAINTING, and then claimed credit – by omission – for someone else’s work. We hope it was a paid professional, but we suspect a work experience kid who happens to be handy with a paint brush.
At least we saw a few seconds of Brooke having a decent crack at the tree.
Meanwhile, we saw Nick do this: